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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 1916 Ice Blue - or - Random Meanderings of a Manic Depressive
Stories
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16+ 10-22-13 2156 Freedom of Speech
13+ 07-05-13 2687 Crazy? No, But Thank You For Asking
10+ 06-11-13 2021 Starfish
Yes 13+ 06-06-13 1120 Mr. Webster
16+ 01-28-13 1610 Bad Karma
Sailor Moon Notes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
13+ 10-22-10 731 Antibiotics
Recipes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
4+ 05-13-11 488 Grilled Pleasure
Poetry
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13+ 07-28-15 1832 Splinters
Yes 13+ 02-03-15 773 Outside The Blue Moon
16+ 11-25-14 608 No Big Deal
13+ 07-06-14 855 Westbound Train
Yes 13+ 04-03-14 551 On Ponds
16+ 03-31-14 639 Peaceful Goodnight
Yes 13+ 03-24-14 515 Metaphase
Yes 13+ 03-21-14 426 Oarlocks and Sails
Yes 10+ 03-21-14 372 Baloney
10+ 01-15-14 605 I Want You To Know One Thing
Yes 13+ 01-08-14 622 Northern Lights
Yes 13+ 11-12-13 1052 If Your Eyes Could Speak
13+ 10-18-13 488 It's Not Me, It's You
13+ 08-08-13 609 chester and mr. dillon
Yes 16+ 06-23-13 482 Forlorn The Sea Traveler
Poetry
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
13+ 06-15-13 495 Old Owls
10+ 05-19-13 442 These People Who Love Me
13+ 04-20-13 377 Wherever You Are
13+ 04-15-13 526 Forgive The Mirror
Yes 13+ 04-07-13 571 A Girl Named Luna
18+ 01-21-13 530 An Old Black Underwood
4+ 12-27-12 433 Caribbean
4+ 11-28-12 458 Some Days
Yes 7+ 11-04-12 457 Let The Rain Come
10+ 10-15-12 582 Sojourn
13+ 10-08-12 498 te quiero
Yes 13+ 09-29-12 525 Someone Else's Angel
Yes 4+ 09-04-12 534 You Promised
Yes 13+ 05-26-12 451 The Other Girl
Yes 10+ 05-18-12 557 Swaying Treetops
Yes 10+ 04-18-12 740 Sun Spots
Yes 10+ 03-26-12 514 And in the Tide Pools
Yes 7+ 02-04-12 712 My Book!
Yes 10+ 11-14-11 957 Lace of Time
Yes 13+ 10-28-11 722 Blue Indigo Flashing
Yes 10+ 10-26-11 957 Wrong Turn Song
Yes 7+ 10-22-11 688 Love's Game
Yes 16+ 09-22-11 704 Troy Davis: Innocent, but Executed (09/2011)
Yes 10+ 07-24-11 1069 Golf Bones
Yes 10+ 07-20-11 969 Wind Bells
Yes 7+ 06-05-11 730 June Bugs and Willow Twigs
Yes 13+ 05-27-11 706 Home of the Rising Sons
Yes 10+ 04-19-11 948 Four Leaf Clover
Yes 13+ 04-14-11 1277 Trillergy
13+ 04-11-10 826 Ashes to Ashes
Yes 7+ 10-07-09 972 senryu - Prose and Poetry
Yes 7+ 09-20-09 1018 Goblins and Ghouls
16+ 09-10-09 699 One Happy Clam
7+ 06-25-09 2213 Idiot - (Acrostic) I Don't Infer Often Times
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