How To Live Forever (Dedicated to Mr. Dan Kooner)

jenniferlreimerEast Van, Feminism and Madness, Laughter = Survival, Mad Society, Transcend

I have told lots of different stories about life and society before, and I have used many different storytelling media, from essays to letters, and advertisements to artwork.  However, I am quite sure that I have never written a fable.  Has it taken me twenty-seven and one half years, and too many scars for me to keep count of, to … Read More

jenniferlreimerHow To Live Forever (Dedicated to Mr. Dan Kooner)

“Have You Taken Your Meds Today?”

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Bipolar, East Van, Effexor: Evil?, Feminism and Madness, Mad Society, Meds, Meds, Meds!, The Psych Ward, Transcend

Alas, a question that us psych patients have heard far too many times – after all, one time is “too many” – from our nearest and dearest.  However, it was no one near, nor dear, that, very bizarrely, popped the question to me the other day.  An “anonymous” prank phone caller, after eerily listing off a list of women’s names in monotone … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Have You Taken Your Meds Today?”

Street Sociology… Inside Canada’s Poorest Postal Code

jenniferlreimerAcademic Work, Laughter = Survival, Other Survivors, Transcend

I’m “in the field” right now, hence the lack of new posts.  Over the next weeks you can expect… A humorous and disturbing look at the latest male pick-up move…ladies, have you been victim to this lewd act that spans generations, and is apparently the new standard advance in the straight dating world?  Hint: Reflecting the laziness, lack of creativity, … Read More

jenniferlreimerStreet Sociology… Inside Canada’s Poorest Postal Code

I want to hear YOUR voice!!!


Hey lovely and amazing readers of varying regularity and guests! After having this site up for one and a half years, I have finally achieved the traffic rates that I hoped for (but, being just a lil’ jaded :takuts did not really expect).  Actually, new memberships and traffic rates have now far exceeded my wildest dreams.  I cannot express in … Read More

jenniferlreimerI want to hear YOUR voice!!!

We, The Ungovernable.

jenniferlreimerMad Society, Other Survivors, Scars' Art

Dedicated to Heidi, Harry, Rick, Cat G., Penner, Flora, Tammy, Sherry, Donald; to Tori Amos, Michel Houellebecq, Franz Kafka, Anne Sexton and Daphne and all those who find themselves “ungovernable” – simply incapable of NOT defying social norms, violating the roles they are expected to play, refusing to work the jobs that would allow their parents to live vicariously through … Read More

jenniferlreimerWe, The Ungovernable.

Get your (almost) free textbooks here!

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Mad Society, Transcend

No word of a lie!  I am adding ABEBooks, formerly known as the “Advanced Book Exchange” to the list of sites we love.  At the site you can find almost any book that’s been written for $1.00, plus $5-$10 shipping and handling, even if it has been out of print for twenty years, costs $300 at your university bookstore, was … Read More

jenniferlreimerGet your (almost) free textbooks here!

Did you see me at Broadway and Woodland?

jenniferlreimerEast Van, Mad Society

I covered up the poor naked woman whose body was strapped to a bus shelter!  Removing her completely would have required power tools and it was broad daylight.  However, I am happy to let you know that the lady, with the words “American Apparel™” emblazoned beside her no longer appears to be topless to anyone walking from Commercial to Woodland … Read More

jenniferlreimerDid you see me at Broadway and Woodland?

Commercials are the New News

jenniferlreimerAds and Commercials, Laughter = Survival

As I was recently bedridden for some time, and watching a lot of television, I’ve not only seen a lot of “Law and Order” reruns, I’ve also seen a lot of commercials.  When you see these ads, you either zone out, change the channel, go to grab a snack – or start noticing a pattern.  I knew something had changed … Read More

jenniferlreimerCommercials are the New News

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