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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 1975 Ice Blue - or - Random Meanderings of a Manic Depressive
Stories
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16+ 10-22-13 2398 Freedom of Speech
13+ 07-05-13 3030 Crazy? No, But Thank You For Asking
10+ 06-11-13 2187 Starfish
Yes 13+ 06-06-13 1241 Mr. Webster
16+ 01-28-13 1789 Bad Karma
Sailor Moon Notes
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13+ 10-22-10 745 Antibiotics
Recipes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
4+ 05-13-11 494 Grilled Pleasure
Poetry
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13+ 07-28-15 2012 Splinters
Yes 13+ 02-03-15 805 Outside The Blue Moon
16+ 11-25-14 638 No Big Deal
13+ 07-06-14 886 Westbound Train
Yes 13+ 04-03-14 566 On Ponds
16+ 03-31-14 665 Peaceful Goodnight
Yes 13+ 03-24-14 534 Metaphase
Yes 13+ 03-21-14 439 Oarlocks and Sails
Yes 10+ 03-21-14 394 Baloney
10+ 01-15-14 634 I Want You To Know One Thing
Yes 13+ 01-08-14 648 Northern Lights
Yes 13+ 11-12-13 1100 If Your Eyes Could Speak
13+ 10-18-13 501 It's Not Me, It's You
13+ 08-08-13 634 chester and mr. dillon
Yes 16+ 06-23-13 501 Forlorn The Sea Traveler
Poetry
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13+ 06-15-13 515 Old Owls
10+ 05-19-13 455 These People Who Love Me
13+ 04-20-13 391 Wherever You Are
13+ 04-15-13 543 Forgive The Mirror
Yes 13+ 04-07-13 587 A Girl Named Luna
18+ 01-21-13 547 An Old Black Underwood
4+ 12-27-12 444 Caribbean
4+ 11-28-12 477 Some Days
Yes 7+ 11-04-12 473 Let The Rain Come
10+ 10-15-12 602 Sojourn
13+ 10-08-12 514 te quiero
Yes 13+ 09-29-12 540 Someone Else's Angel
Yes 4+ 09-04-12 549 You Promised
Yes 13+ 05-26-12 465 The Other Girl
Yes 10+ 05-18-12 574 Swaying Treetops
Yes 10+ 04-18-12 759 Sun Spots
Yes 10+ 03-26-12 529 And in the Tide Pools
Yes 7+ 02-04-12 725 My Book!
Yes 10+ 11-14-11 973 Lace of Time
Yes 13+ 10-28-11 738 Blue Indigo Flashing
Yes 10+ 10-26-11 971 Wrong Turn Song
Yes 7+ 10-22-11 701 Love's Game
Yes 16+ 09-22-11 721 Troy Davis: Innocent, but Executed (09/2011)
Yes 10+ 07-24-11 1083 Golf Bones
Yes 10+ 07-20-11 987 Wind Bells
Yes 7+ 06-05-11 761 June Bugs and Willow Twigs
Yes 13+ 05-27-11 721 Home of the Rising Sons
Yes 10+ 04-19-11 970 Four Leaf Clover
Yes 13+ 04-14-11 1297 Trillergy
13+ 04-11-10 837 Ashes to Ashes
Yes 7+ 10-07-09 991 senryu - Prose and Poetry
Yes 7+ 09-20-09 1052 Goblins and Ghouls
16+ 09-10-09 717 One Happy Clam
7+ 06-25-09 2250 Idiot - (Acrostic) I Don't Infer Often Times
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