Mothers & Mental Illness

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My childhood girlfriend was institutionalized following the birth of her first-born. Here she was, ten years later, in the third-trimester of her second pregnancy, talking out of her head again. We were having one of our catch-up phone calls. She from her home in Georgia. Me from my home in Oregon. “I know what the [Read More...]

Cultivating Curiosity: Bruccoli & Fitzgerald

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I once held F. Scott Fitzgerald’s battered leather briefcase in my trembling hands. “Most libraries are showrooms. This place is a mess. This is my workroom,” said Dr. Matthew J. Bruccoli. It was the spring of 2005 and the preeminent F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar and collector was giving me a guided tour at the University of South [Read More...]

I Live with Adam Lanza

Roommate

Editor’s note: The following guest post was written by someone who wanted their privacy protected because of the issues they address. Anonymous White Male is the name they gave themselves.  By Anonymous White Male My friend and roommate very easily could have been Adam Lanza. To be honest, I fully expected one day to wake [Read More...]


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