“Polyamory: Married and Dating”: I Don’t Know If It’s For Me, But It’s Hot!

jenniferlreimerDocumentaries, Mad Society

Wednesday.  “So think well why not and stop for a coffee…”, or watch Dr. Drew, in his “love and relationships Wednesday” series on HLN.  His guests today, three intelligent ladies and advice columnists of some kind or another, were particularly good, a refreshing change after “millionaire matchmaker” Patti Stanger.  But I do not remember their names – I was distracted … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Polyamory: Married and Dating”: I Don’t Know If It’s For Me, But It’s Hot!

…but could not address: 3 (“Love is Won”)

jenniferlreimer...but could not address.

Dear old friend, So, I agree with Lia Ices, Love is Won, fellow mystic [hu]man.  You and other friends have won mine, though no one that I am actively friends with right now (in regular communication with, planning visits in the not-too-distant-future, etc.  ) has known me for as long as you have: half my life, as of this October … Read More

jenniferlreimer…but could not address: 3 (“Love is Won”)

This Is The Song (That Never Ends)

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Guest Posts, Other Survivors, Transcend

Once upon a time there was a disillusioned grad student, screen name: scarsarestories.  Blocked from carrying out a government scholarship funded project on children and psychotropic medications by a right-wing educational institution, she decided to start a blog.  She had never wanted to write for an “academic <cough> elitist <cough> <ahem!> audience” before, anyhow, she wanted her words and opinions … Read More

jenniferlreimerThis Is The Song (That Never Ends)

Free DSM-IV-TR Download Available Now For All! / Fear Conquers All?

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Laughter = Survival, Psychiatrists, Transcend

Hi all,Finally, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) in all of its NINE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE glorious pages, is once again available for fast and simple free download under the “Free DSM-IV-TR” tab at the top of the page.  Click here to go directly to the download page.   My apologies that this bug was left unfixed for so … Read More

jenniferlreimerFree DSM-IV-TR Download Available Now For All! / Fear Conquers All?

Commemorating my Mom’s Life on Her Birthday

jenniferlreimerOther Survivors, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Sociology of Medicine

Dear mommy, Happy 61st birthday – the day of your birth on this planet called Earth – as I know you are in a much “saner” place right now, to call it something other than “beautiful” or “better” for a change, where these numbers are meaningless, where your sweet energy has found its perfect place, and where you’ve learned what … Read More

jenniferlreimerCommemorating my Mom’s Life on Her Birthday

How long does it take you to get over a “break-up”? How long *should* it take?

jenniferlreimerBipolar, Feminism and Madness, Other Survivors, The Psych Ward

With the spark of renewed faith in the blogosphere to create communities of like-minded thinkers, unite people from all around the world, around the world (that song will be stuck in my head for some time now)…and to serve as a (“virtual” 😛 ) environment to facilitate useful debate among open-minded people: thesis, antithesis, synthesis, repeat…I spent the rest of … Read More

jenniferlreimerHow long does it take you to get over a “break-up”? How long *should* it take?

Where was my mind? The “prince-charming” fantasy fools me one last time.

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Transcend

First – I will fix things later tonight such that Alarryyk’s posts are clearly delineated from mine on this blog, and perhaps the path of the demise of a love that I thought was bigger than anything else will become clear.  If nothing else, this will bring organizational clarity!  And as I explore the demise of what I believed was … Read More

jenniferlreimerWhere was my mind? The “prince-charming” fantasy fools me one last time.

“Bipolarity”, Days I Will Never Forget, Love, The Universe, etc.

jenniferlreimerBipolar, Transcend

Vancouver Folk Festival 2010 (which I will write about more tomorrow, but not tonight, growing wings is rather tiring!) – a new decade but nobody cares.  A clear blue sky above a beach, the moon showing herself to the swimming and dancing and digging beings below all day long.  Saturday, July 17, 2010.  Exchange in a market and a strangely … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Bipolarity”, Days I Will Never Forget, Love, The Universe, etc.

The Richmond Hospital P.E.U. – a psych ward for each season! :p

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Bipolar, The Psych Ward

[show_avatar email=scarsarestories@gmail.com align=left] *Big sigh*.  Well, I finally found a reason to take the “Canada Line” skytrain, built for the 2010 Olympic Games, here in Vancouver – in B.C., “The Best Place On Earth”! – to visit Alarryyk at the Richmond General Hospital, where he was taken after a short stay at another hospital around 70 mile house. “They did … Read More

jenniferlreimerThe Richmond Hospital P.E.U. – a psych ward for each season! :p

Dealing with a “Bipolar” Partner; Coping with a “Bipolar” Self

jenniferlreimerBipolar

…is incredibly difficult. When Alarr. is “manic”, as he is right now, he threatens to leave me, hangs up on me, and makes my heart ache. As this is the third time I’ve gone through this with him (he hasn’t seen me in a manic psychosis yet) I’m trying really, really hard not to let his words affect me as … Read More

jenniferlreimerDealing with a “Bipolar” Partner; Coping with a “Bipolar” Self

“Words”

jenniferlreimerPoetry, Prose, Personal

I dedicate this one to Alaryyk 🙂 The words I couldn’t speak Lie beneath Yesterday’s pink moon And a yellow blanket called Tomorrow Freeze-dried Moist as ever Itching The first time our hands touched We conceived the Universe’s greatest artwork Not a child Something else Because we both know many big words But we know some small ones too And … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Words”

Scar’s lost writings… begin here.

jenniferlreimerPoetry, Prose, Personal

December 2001 A lucid lack of understanding.  Joy in the barrage of colours on a spruce tree in the suburbs, decorated for Christmas.  The epitome of happiness.  Laughing at nothing because finally there is something.  Rallies of beautiful blasphemy.  Realizing the reason for sacrifice.  There is nothing wrong with bleeding.  Clutching the phone like the jagged edge of a cliff, … Read More

jenniferlreimerScar’s lost writings… begin here.

And falling into fall….

jenniferlreimerPoetry, Prose, Personal

1. Requiem for a Summer We work like slaves all year for this – a moment in the sun, blinded in gold, past sinks into present tense, the future does not exist. For this golden moment we believe this is true, and it is. But we fumble forward like ants, knowing that this comes, only to pass. For what is … Read More

jenniferlreimerAnd falling into fall….