“in conversation with Native Son” (Guest Post)

jenniferlreimerGuest Posts, Other Survivors, Transcend

Hello all, I am busy fundraising to cover the $1200 fee I must pay to publish my survivor memoir, Inkling, in early spring 2013.  Please note that for the next several months, the first post that will appear on the main page of Practice of Madness will be the one that appears in that position now – the description of … Read More

jenniferlreimer“in conversation with Native Son” (Guest Post)

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

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Bipolar, Mad Society, Other Survivors, The Psych Ward, Transcend

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

Dear Christine Ashberry,

jenniferlreimerEast Van, Laughter = Survival

(I’ve decided, after receiving this priceless comment, that I’ll post responses to such gold on the main page, as a “Dear Abby” sort of concept.  Hope you enjoy!) Re: Boycott Dan Kooner Shopper’s Drug Mart Pharmacy (Commercial/Broadway Station, Vancouver) You are OBVIOUSLY crazy. I feel sorry for all who work at this shoppers and am glad you are banned. I … Read More

jenniferlreimerDear Christine Ashberry,

Damn rights, Tori!

jenniferlreimerLaughter = Survival, Mad Music

Do most men think that Tori Amos is “a crazy bitch that they wouldn’t want in their bed”?  😆  I would certainly welcome her into mine… “NinjaDude” (check out the comments) – you are an ignorant pustule – Tori Amos’s concerts are of the “sitting down” variety, and it sure as hell is a privilege to somehow have acquired front … Read More

jenniferlreimerDamn rights, Tori!

“If they can’t prove I’m crazy, by noon I’ll be pushin’ up them daisies!”

jenniferlreimerMad Music

I admit, I’m a “Toriphile”.  I have traveled to attend Tori Amos concerts twice, and each time she tours I obsessively look at the list of songs she played and try to imagine hearing those songs live.  When Alaryyk bought me a Tori Amos for Easy Piano book, I bought a keyboard, and the instrument I played for nine years, … Read More

jenniferlreimer“If they can’t prove I’m crazy, by noon I’ll be pushin’ up them daisies!”

Scar’s lost writings… “Shock Me, Awe Me”, 2003

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Poetry, Prose, Personal

And this was the difference between me and them.  If I didn’t have that one thing to keep me in check, it would be like this all the time.  The truth was I just didn’t see the point in any other way.  Eating breakfast, getting on the train, off the train, sitting in a lecture hall.  Getting on a bus, … Read More

jenniferlreimerScar’s lost writings… “Shock Me, Awe Me”, 2003

Peter Popoff will heal you!…or really annoy people that are annoying you, for being “crazy!”, or anything else… ;)

jenniferlreimerLaughter = Survival

…not – on the healing part.  He will annoy people who have annoyed you in the past, however.  If only I had “Anarchist Dave”‘s address… He’s an idiot scam artist who calls himself a “Prophet”.  “Prophet Peter Popoff”.  He’s got some nice alliteration going on there.  He spent time in prison for his scams in the 1980s, but he’s back … Read More

jenniferlreimerPeter Popoff will heal you!…or really annoy people that are annoying you, for being “crazy!”, or anything else… ;)

One of These Things Just Does Not Belong…hilarious e-mails post-eviction notice

jenniferlreimerEast Van, Laughter = Survival

It was obvious from the beginning of my tenancy at 1%#@ E. 10th Ave. here in Vancouver, BC, that I was not…”appreciated”…by the house’s other tenants who lived in suites above.  The first incident occurred a mere few weeks after I had arrived and the interior decorators living above me asked if I would like to join them for a … Read More

jenniferlreimerOne of These Things Just Does Not Belong…hilarious e-mails post-eviction notice

GREY Rape is what they are calling it …Letter of Complaint #7 – Dear Sir, Why are women accused of lying when they are raped? Or are blamed for the event?

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Mad Music, Mad Society, Other Survivors, Scars' Letters of Complaint

Rape_by_Flickan

A letter of complaint for me!  How lovely… this guy used to get me blackout drunk when I was 19…he was about 40.  I didn’t know that we had been intimate together until he informed me.  Anyhow, years later, I am 24 and living in Vancouver, and he contacted me because he was going to be coming my way, and … Read More

jenniferlreimerGREY Rape is what they are calling it …Letter of Complaint #7 – Dear Sir, Why are women accused of lying when they are raped? Or are blamed for the event?