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)

I Am the Girl from the Moon

jenniferlreimerPoetry, Prose, Personal

(at least that’s what they say.) Cat Power.  Meow.  Phoenix the cat rushes to my side.  5:09 am.  I think that qualified as a nightmare.  Or is this the nightmare?  The truth.  The reality in which these beings actually act, watch, punish.  This is the second time I’ve woken up.  Last time, 2:03 am.  NOOOOOOOOO. I usually “wake up” around … Read More

jenniferlreimerI Am the Girl from the Moon

You’re well read, it’s well known

jenniferlreimerMad Music, Transcend

A busy day…no appointments, an empty email inbox, no calls from authority figures, but having fun and seeing friends that battling Simon Fraser has kept me from seeing so many times I cannot count.  Thinking about physics and literature and numbers – picking out books that I want to read.  Books I ordered last summer or several years ago whose … Read More

jenniferlreimerYou’re well read, it’s well known

Practice of Madness: Annoying Technical Difficulties, but Tori Amos is Raining Blood.

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Mad Music, Mad Society, Transcend

I realize that by deleting the original wordpress.com address for this website, Alarryyk also erased the documentaries and some .pdf files that I had streaming from the wordpress.com site.  I will upload them to the domain for this site and have them up and running ASAP. As for “technical difficulties” in my life, I cannot believe how many days have … Read More

jenniferlreimerPractice of Madness: Annoying Technical Difficulties, but Tori Amos is Raining Blood.

On being chronically absent : “Calling for my soul, at the corners of the world, I know she’s playing poker, with the rest of the stragglers”

jenniferlreimerMad Society, Other Survivors, Poetry, Prose, Personal

Some days, work is not an appropriate option! I have always been an absentee.  Sometimes by choice, sometimes by chance. I still do all of my work, and put great effort into it.  But I have never been keen on always attending class.  Sometimes I feel that the time is better spent working from home, getting much more done. Some … Read More

jenniferlreimerOn being chronically absent : “Calling for my soul, at the corners of the world, I know she’s playing poker, with the rest of the stragglers”

Datura: Tori Amos’s Garden

jenniferlreimerMad Music, The Garden

In the song “Datura”, Tori Amos lists some of the plants that grow in her own magick garden.  Alarryyk has ordered Datura seeds to add to our own Datura plant to our magick garden.  Datura is classified as a “deliriant”, much stronger than Black Henbane.  Anthropologists like Carlos Castaneda have said that one must develop a relationship with a Datura … Read More

jenniferlreimerDatura: Tori Amos’s Garden

Dearest Tori Amos, I am a brightly coloured person as well ;)

jenniferlreimerMad Music, Mad Society, Transcend

I think it should be mandatory for all English-speaking “Westerners” to listen to this song! (Tori Amos, “Police Me”) Lyrics: Police yourself Police yourself Police me Police yourself Police yourself Police me! We’ve got your own remote viewing Every cell has been taught to think Perhaps the answer to the question Lies in the question Perhaps you should read my … Read More

jenniferlreimerDearest Tori Amos, I am a brightly coloured person as well ;)

“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!”

Letter to a JOHN

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Laughter = Survival, Mad Music

I have begun scanning through the comments page, and will soon get back to you and resume blogging as usual as of April 24th. Scanning the comments I came to the very pleasant realization that… our blog has reached the next level, as we have received our first… HATE LETTER. Yes, I named this post after one of my favourite … Read More

jenniferlreimerLetter to a JOHN

Some music to go with the pictures

jenniferlreimerMad Music

“And it rained all night and washed the filth away… Thom Yorke, \”And it Rained All Night…\” Down New York airconditioned drains The click click clack of the heavy black trains A million engines in neutral The tick tock tick of a ticking timebomb Fifty feet of concrete underground One little leak becomes a lake Says the tiny voice in … Read More

jenniferlreimerSome music to go with the pictures

“Memory Lane”

jenniferlreimerThe Psych Ward

The best song I’ve found thus far that describes the psych ward experience.  Elliott Smith killed himself after a fight with his girlfriend by stabbing himself several times in the chest.  Many assume that he died of a heroin overdose, but he had stopped using for a year.  Lyrics below. This is the place you end up when you lose … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Memory Lane”