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Alan Reed

(Age: 67)
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 1813 Ice Blue - or - Random Meanderings of a Manic Depressive
Stories
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16+ 10-22-13 1922 Freedom of Speech
13+ 07-05-13 2417 Crazy? No, But Thank You For Asking
10+ 06-11-13 1826 Starfish
Yes 13+ 06-06-13 975 Mr. Webster
16+ 01-28-13 1448 Bad Karma
Sailor Moon Notes
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13+ 10-22-10 699 Antibiotics
Recipes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
4+ 05-13-11 470 Grilled Pleasure
Poetry
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13+ 07-28-15 1639 Splinters
Yes 13+ 02-03-15 730 Outside The Blue Moon
16+ 11-25-14 564 No Big Deal
13+ 07-06-14 799 Westbound Train
Yes 13+ 04-03-14 511 On Ponds
16+ 03-31-14 584 Peaceful Goodnight
Yes 13+ 03-24-14 487 Metaphase
Yes 13+ 03-21-14 388 Oarlocks and Sails
Yes 10+ 03-21-14 331 Baloney
10+ 01-15-14 554 I Want You To Know One Thing
Yes 13+ 01-08-14 561 Northern Lights
Yes 13+ 11-12-13 981 If Your Eyes Could Speak
13+ 10-18-13 436 It's Not Me, It's You
13+ 08-08-13 569 chester and mr. dillon
Yes 16+ 06-23-13 453 Forlorn The Sea Traveler
Poetry
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
13+ 06-15-13 460 Old Owls
10+ 05-19-13 398 These People Who Love Me
13+ 04-20-13 339 Wherever You Are
13+ 04-15-13 494 Forgive The Mirror
Yes 13+ 04-07-13 540 A Girl Named Luna
18+ 01-21-13 497 An Old Black Underwood
4+ 12-27-12 393 Caribbean
4+ 11-28-12 430 Some Days
Yes 7+ 11-04-12 420 Let The Rain Come
10+ 10-15-12 552 Sojourn
13+ 10-08-12 465 te quiero
Yes 13+ 09-29-12 495 Someone Else's Angel
Yes 4+ 09-04-12 507 You Promised
Yes 13+ 05-26-12 426 The Other Girl
Yes 10+ 05-18-12 524 Swaying Treetops
Yes 10+ 04-18-12 711 Sun Spots
Yes 10+ 03-26-12 487 And in the Tide Pools
Yes 7+ 02-04-12 681 My Book!
Yes 10+ 11-14-11 929 Lace of Time
Yes 13+ 10-28-11 692 Blue Indigo Flashing
Yes 10+ 10-26-11 932 Wrong Turn Song
Yes 7+ 10-22-11 663 Love's Game
Yes 16+ 09-22-11 677 Troy Davis: Innocent, but Executed (09/2011)
Yes 10+ 07-24-11 1047 Golf Bones
Yes 10+ 07-20-11 932 Wind Bells
Yes 7+ 06-05-11 695 June Bugs and Willow Twigs
Yes 13+ 05-27-11 678 Home of the Rising Sons
Yes 10+ 04-19-11 913 Four Leaf Clover
Yes 13+ 04-14-11 1233 Trillergy
13+ 04-11-10 796 Ashes to Ashes
Yes 7+ 10-07-09 925 senryu - Prose and Poetry
Yes 7+ 09-20-09 978 Goblins and Ghouls
16+ 09-10-09 667 One Happy Clam
7+ 06-25-09 2155 Idiot - (Acrostic) I Don't Infer Often Times
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