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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 2018 Ice Blue - or - Random Meanderings of a Manic Depressive
Stories
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16+ 10-22-13 2646 Freedom of Speech
13+ 07-05-13 3346 Crazy? No, But Thank You For Asking
10+ 06-11-13 2324 Starfish
Yes 13+ 06-06-13 1346 Mr. Webster
16+ 01-28-13 1935 Bad Karma
Sailor Moon Notes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
13+ 10-22-10 761 Antibiotics
Recipes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
4+ 05-13-11 502 Grilled Pleasure
Poetry
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13+ 07-28-15 2105 Splinters
Yes 13+ 02-03-15 831 Outside The Blue Moon
16+ 11-25-14 687 No Big Deal
13+ 07-06-14 923 Westbound Train
Yes 13+ 04-03-14 576 On Ponds
16+ 03-31-14 681 Peaceful Goodnight
Yes 13+ 03-24-14 547 Metaphase
Yes 13+ 03-21-14 464 Oarlocks and Sails
Yes 10+ 03-21-14 407 Baloney
10+ 01-15-14 668 I Want You To Know One Thing
Yes 13+ 01-08-14 663 Northern Lights
Yes 13+ 11-12-13 1126 If Your Eyes Could Speak
13+ 10-18-13 513 It's Not Me, It's You
13+ 08-08-13 647 chester and mr. dillon
Yes 16+ 06-23-13 511 Forlorn The Sea Traveler
Poetry
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
13+ 06-15-13 531 Old Owls
10+ 05-19-13 465 These People Who Love Me
13+ 04-20-13 404 Wherever You Are
13+ 04-15-13 556 Forgive The Mirror
Yes 13+ 04-07-13 597 A Girl Named Luna
18+ 01-21-13 558 An Old Black Underwood
4+ 12-27-12 451 Caribbean
4+ 11-28-12 490 Some Days
Yes 7+ 11-04-12 487 Let The Rain Come
10+ 10-15-12 622 Sojourn
13+ 10-08-12 529 te quiero
Yes 13+ 09-29-12 552 Someone Else's Angel
Yes 4+ 09-04-12 566 You Promised
Yes 13+ 05-26-12 474 The Other Girl
Yes 10+ 05-18-12 590 Swaying Treetops
Yes 10+ 04-18-12 771 Sun Spots
Yes 10+ 03-26-12 540 And in the Tide Pools
Yes 7+ 02-04-12 734 My Book!
Yes 10+ 11-14-11 986 Lace of Time
Yes 13+ 10-28-11 751 Blue Indigo Flashing
Yes 10+ 10-26-11 985 Wrong Turn Song
Yes 7+ 10-22-11 714 Love's Game
Yes 16+ 09-22-11 731 Troy Davis: Innocent, but Executed (09/2011)
Yes 10+ 07-24-11 1094 Golf Bones
Yes 10+ 07-20-11 1001 Wind Bells
Yes 7+ 06-05-11 783 June Bugs and Willow Twigs
Yes 13+ 05-27-11 730 Home of the Rising Sons
Yes 10+ 04-19-11 985 Four Leaf Clover
Yes 13+ 04-14-11 1312 Trillergy
13+ 04-11-10 847 Ashes to Ashes
Yes 7+ 10-07-09 1015 senryu - Prose and Poetry
Yes 7+ 09-20-09 1098 Goblins and Ghouls
16+ 09-10-09 729 One Happy Clam
7+ 06-25-09 2280 Idiot - (Acrostic) I Don't Infer Often Times
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