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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 1881 Ice Blue - or - Random Meanderings of a Manic Depressive
Stories
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16+ 10-22-13 2044 Freedom of Speech
13+ 07-05-13 2555 Crazy? No, But Thank You For Asking
10+ 06-11-13 1939 Starfish
Yes 13+ 06-06-13 1053 Mr. Webster
16+ 01-28-13 1549 Bad Karma
Sailor Moon Notes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
13+ 10-22-10 714 Antibiotics
Recipes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
4+ 05-13-11 481 Grilled Pleasure
Poetry
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
13+ 07-28-15 1734 Splinters
Yes 13+ 02-03-15 759 Outside The Blue Moon
16+ 11-25-14 590 No Big Deal
13+ 07-06-14 832 Westbound Train
Yes 13+ 04-03-14 537 On Ponds
16+ 03-31-14 617 Peaceful Goodnight
Yes 13+ 03-24-14 507 Metaphase
Yes 13+ 03-21-14 414 Oarlocks and Sails
Yes 10+ 03-21-14 361 Baloney
10+ 01-15-14 581 I Want You To Know One Thing
Yes 13+ 01-08-14 604 Northern Lights
Yes 13+ 11-12-13 1027 If Your Eyes Could Speak
13+ 10-18-13 476 It's Not Me, It's You
13+ 08-08-13 592 chester and mr. dillon
Yes 16+ 06-23-13 471 Forlorn The Sea Traveler
Poetry
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
13+ 06-15-13 487 Old Owls
10+ 05-19-13 427 These People Who Love Me
13+ 04-20-13 365 Wherever You Are
13+ 04-15-13 516 Forgive The Mirror
Yes 13+ 04-07-13 556 A Girl Named Luna
18+ 01-21-13 518 An Old Black Underwood
4+ 12-27-12 422 Caribbean
4+ 11-28-12 450 Some Days
Yes 7+ 11-04-12 446 Let The Rain Come
10+ 10-15-12 573 Sojourn
13+ 10-08-12 485 te quiero
Yes 13+ 09-29-12 514 Someone Else's Angel
Yes 4+ 09-04-12 527 You Promised
Yes 13+ 05-26-12 443 The Other Girl
Yes 10+ 05-18-12 547 Swaying Treetops
Yes 10+ 04-18-12 729 Sun Spots
Yes 10+ 03-26-12 505 And in the Tide Pools
Yes 7+ 02-04-12 699 My Book!
Yes 10+ 11-14-11 947 Lace of Time
Yes 13+ 10-28-11 712 Blue Indigo Flashing
Yes 10+ 10-26-11 946 Wrong Turn Song
Yes 7+ 10-22-11 682 Love's Game
Yes 16+ 09-22-11 696 Troy Davis: Innocent, but Executed (09/2011)
Yes 10+ 07-24-11 1057 Golf Bones
Yes 10+ 07-20-11 956 Wind Bells
Yes 7+ 06-05-11 718 June Bugs and Willow Twigs
Yes 13+ 05-27-11 699 Home of the Rising Sons
Yes 10+ 04-19-11 939 Four Leaf Clover
Yes 13+ 04-14-11 1262 Trillergy
13+ 04-11-10 819 Ashes to Ashes
Yes 7+ 10-07-09 951 senryu - Prose and Poetry
Yes 7+ 09-20-09 999 Goblins and Ghouls
16+ 09-10-09 689 One Happy Clam
7+ 06-25-09 2187 Idiot - (Acrostic) I Don't Infer Often Times
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