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Alan Reed

(Age: 68)
California, United States

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Date Joined: April 22, 2009
Last Bio Update: January 30, 2015
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What is so special about Adam Ant, Ludwig van Beethoven, Dick Cavett, Kurt Cobain, Rosemary Clooney, Charles Dickens, Larry Flint, Abbie Hoffman, John Keats, Margot Kidder, Jack London, Isaac Newton, Sinead O’Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, Dusty Springfield, Devin Townsend, Kurt Vonnegut, Vincent van Gogh, Brian Wilson, Virginia Woolf? And why might I and other members of the proletariat have the audacity to claim we share something with such a diverse, talented and creative set of personalities? It isn’t necessarily intelligence. It isn’t necessarily aptitude. It isn’t necessarily flair. It is that we are all gifted with a serious yet wonderful disease. None of us do it for money. None of us do it for fame. In fact, we do it because we cannot help not to. It is that we go around collecting things – things that may not make a real difference or sense to others but things are the world to us. We collect smiles, and tears, and laughter, exhilaration, fears and electronic cigarette lighters. We wouldn’t have it any other way if we could; we were born that way. Unfortunately, if we wanted to we would not be able to stop collecting. We also create. We might express ourselves in ways that are different. We might be thought of as being mentally disordered. We are. But we also possess an innate sense of compassion that is, possibly, the antithesis or antidote to man’s inhumanity to man. We care. And we achieve – whether we want to or not. It is programmed into our DNA. So when someone has the intestinal fortitude to tell you s/he is a manic depressive or has bipolar disorder you might not immediately think: OMG! Delusions of grandeur! Suicidal tendencies! You might just think that s/he has something marvelous to tell you.



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76 18+ 07-11-09 2057 Ice Blue - or - Random Meanderings of a Manic Depressive
Stories
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16+ 10-22-13 3002 Freedom of Speech
13+ 07-05-13 3736 Crazy? No, But Thank You For Asking
10+ 06-11-13 2503 Starfish
Yes 13+ 06-06-13 1465 Mr. Webster
16+ 01-28-13 2150 Bad Karma
Sailor Moon Notes
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13+ 10-22-10 785 Antibiotics
Recipes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
4+ 05-13-11 508 Grilled Pleasure
Poetry
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13+ 07-28-15 2261 Splinters
Yes 13+ 02-03-15 868 Outside The Blue Moon
16+ 11-25-14 731 No Big Deal
13+ 07-06-14 978 Westbound Train
Yes 13+ 04-03-14 596 On Ponds
16+ 03-31-14 707 Peaceful Goodnight
Yes 13+ 03-24-14 567 Metaphase
Yes 13+ 03-21-14 493 Oarlocks and Sails
Yes 10+ 03-21-14 428 Baloney
10+ 01-15-14 700 I Want You To Know One Thing
Yes 13+ 01-08-14 681 Northern Lights
Yes 13+ 11-12-13 1154 If Your Eyes Could Speak
13+ 10-18-13 535 It's Not Me, It's You
13+ 08-08-13 666 chester and mr. dillon
Yes 16+ 06-23-13 526 Forlorn The Sea Traveler
Poetry
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13+ 06-15-13 552 Old Owls
10+ 05-19-13 486 These People Who Love Me
13+ 04-20-13 423 Wherever You Are
13+ 04-15-13 576 Forgive The Mirror
Yes 13+ 04-07-13 622 A Girl Named Luna
18+ 01-21-13 576 An Old Black Underwood
4+ 12-27-12 465 Caribbean
4+ 11-28-12 507 Some Days
Yes 7+ 11-04-12 505 Let The Rain Come
10+ 10-15-12 648 Sojourn
13+ 10-08-12 547 te quiero
Yes 13+ 09-29-12 566 Someone Else's Angel
Yes 4+ 09-04-12 582 You Promised
Yes 13+ 05-26-12 489 The Other Girl
Yes 10+ 05-18-12 609 Swaying Treetops
Yes 10+ 04-18-12 787 Sun Spots
Yes 10+ 03-26-12 556 And in the Tide Pools
Yes 7+ 02-04-12 752 My Book!
Yes 10+ 11-14-11 1001 Lace of Time
Yes 13+ 10-28-11 779 Blue Indigo Flashing
Yes 10+ 10-26-11 996 Wrong Turn Song
Yes 7+ 10-22-11 731 Love's Game
Yes 16+ 09-22-11 754 Troy Davis: Innocent, but Executed (09/2011)
Yes 10+ 07-24-11 1109 Golf Bones
Yes 10+ 07-20-11 1021 Wind Bells
Yes 7+ 06-05-11 805 June Bugs and Willow Twigs
Yes 13+ 05-27-11 754 Home of the Rising Sons
Yes 10+ 04-19-11 1006 Four Leaf Clover
Yes 13+ 04-14-11 1337 Trillergy
13+ 04-11-10 865 Ashes to Ashes
Yes 7+ 10-07-09 1040 senryu - Prose and Poetry
Yes 7+ 09-20-09 1119 Goblins and Ghouls
16+ 09-10-09 751 One Happy Clam
7+ 06-25-09 2313 Idiot - (Acrostic) I Don't Infer Often Times
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