Simon Fraser University Criminology Department, Robert Gordon Falsifies…

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Simon Fraser Department of Criminology Falsifies Student Records Dr. Robert Gordon

After I left the ivory tower, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC – falsely and illegally charged with “fabricating data” by the Chair of Criminology, Dr. Robert Gordon, oft-quoted in the Vancouver Sun, initiated by a fellow student who violated a bail bond by speaking of me and appearing at my place of education and/or work (police pressed charges against him … Read More

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Free Online Mood Journals

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You know I was and still am a little skeptical of these.  Mood journals, in general, not just free online mood journals.   However, I can see their purpose over the period of one or two years.  It would be very interesting to observe, visually, mood changes over seasons. The problem?  How does one quantify the unquantifiable??  A mood is … Read More

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Practice of Madness Magazine Presents: New American Poetry, Exclusive

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[quote]I am proud to present a submission of new American poetry written by Weldon H. Sandusky, and published here for the first time.  Before I share his work, a word of thank-you to all readers, and anticipation of things to come…[/quote] I have slowly started receiving submissions of writing and artwork from you, my readers*.  Practice of Madness Magazine is, … Read More

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SNDRI Antidepressants (JUST SAY NO)

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AztraZeneca Delaware

  This tripped me out… a friend was given this bag at a homeless shelter.  Everyone gets a free bag, a nice tough one, emblazoned with AztraZeneca’s logo, and a reminder that they do, indeed, make pharmaceuticals.  This is wrong in so many ways… I was actually shocked at it for a minute.  And it takes a hell of a lot … Read More

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Hate Mail is a Sign of Success

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Hate_mail_by_paintress

This was posted on my Facebook page this evening in response to a silly chain post:   Wow.  I’ve gotten quite the response to my recent essay on the harm caused by extremist anti-psychiatry, anti-medication “activists” and self-purported “advocates”, such as Ann Blake Tracy.  They have ranged from the above, to this, from a former mentor: I can only take … Read More

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Stigma and Psychiatric Medications: Dr. Double Bind

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I am so sick of individuals with Ph.D.s who go around trying to “spread the gospel” that people who take psychiatric medications are participating in (a direct quote from one such individual) “a worldwide Holocaust”, and who make a living writing books about how psych meds are responsible for murder, suicide, and other violent acts. I do not like Big Pharma. … Read More

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Goffman: Asylums Summary (Part One)

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goffman asylums summary

I was so damn naive during my freshman year in college. I was incredibly inspired by my sociology professor, which probably was the most influential force in my decision to study sociology for the next seven years.  He had a long grey ponytail.  Before teaching at McGill, he taught at Harvard.  Harvard.  He would go outside after each lecture, and smoke … Read More

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Shuntaro Tanikawa, Balmoral Hall Reviews, and Other Unwanted Responsibilities

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balmoral hall

The analytics that Google allows any website owner to use for free are powerful, though you do have to teach yourself how to use the software.  Over the past four years, creating and recreating Practice of Madness I have learned a lot more about everything from programming languages to statistics to marketing tactics – all in an attempt to reach the … Read More

jenniferlreimerShuntaro Tanikawa, Balmoral Hall Reviews, and Other Unwanted Responsibilities

Professors Plagiarizing Students’ Work: Share Your Stories (the last taboo?)

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professors plagiarizing

I use Google Analytics to see what people search for when they end up visiting this site.  Rather than using the information to start any kind of “viral marketing campaign”, I simply find it interesting.  It also gives me ideas for future articles that other people might find interesting.  It has recently given me the knowledge that SNDRI (serotonin norepinephrine … Read More

jenniferlreimerProfessors Plagiarizing Students’ Work: Share Your Stories (the last taboo?)

Blame the Victim!

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Rape_by_awaytotheheartjess

This morning a good friend alerted me to the fact that there is a new website up.  S/he was concerned it seemed to look almost identical to a website put up in the past that was used to slander my character with outrageous lies and track my whereabouts. I cannot comment on who may have authored the new blog, I’m … Read More

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Get Your Term Papers, Here!: Why I Will Not Write For An Essay Mill, Or Sell My Body, For Money

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Over the past week, I discovered the academic equivalent of giving oral sex for cash. The essay mill. If you do a Google search for “buy essays”, “buy term papers”, or, perhaps most disturbingly, “buy dissertations”, page upon page of results emerge: Buy Essays essayforme.com/buy buy essay, buy essays, pay for essay, pay for essays, essay for sale, essays for … Read More

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Six Feet Under: Television for Serial Insomniacs, Christmas Rejects, and the Terminally Insane

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It is 4:25 am.  My lucky number, 25.  Cat Power is singing in my ears and my dad is sound asleep in the hotel bed beside me, as I listen to Cat Power’s album Dear Sir, named after that poem written by Anne Sexton that I always mix up with the work of Sylvia Plath, and may have done the … Read More

jenniferlreimerSix Feet Under: Television for Serial Insomniacs, Christmas Rejects, and the Terminally Insane

It is kind of like you are on acid. But all of the time.

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“Inkling/Manic”     And, hell, not just anyone is someone who should take acid. :amazed:  Others don’t have to, but do.  Eventually they stop, unless your name is Timothy Leary.  I suppose. Kool-Aid is another relic of an American golden age, long past.  (Sorry, Mitt.  )  It has nothing to do with anything electric. Me, I have not taken acid … Read More

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“…but could not address”: A Sneak Peek at a New Series Brought to You, by, Practice of Madness…

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There are some really great lyrics, written by poet/songwriter Ani DiFranco. Lyrics that paint pictures that often pop up on their way, traveling through my head, and of these some recur. One that often does pop up is the lyrics to the song “marrow”, which includes the line, “what did I do with all those letters that I wrote to … Read More

jenniferlreimer“…but could not address”: A Sneak Peek at a New Series Brought to You, by, Practice of Madness…