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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 1796 Ice Blue - or - Random Meanderings of a Manic Depressive
Stories
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16+ 10-22-13 1797 Freedom of Speech
13+ 07-05-13 2289 Crazy? No, But Thank You For Asking
10+ 06-11-13 1730 Starfish
Yes 13+ 06-06-13 933 Mr. Webster
16+ 01-28-13 1374 Bad Karma
Sailor Moon Notes
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13+ 10-22-10 693 Antibiotics
Recipes
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
4+ 05-13-11 462 Grilled Pleasure
Poetry
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13+ 07-28-15 1571 Splinters
Yes 13+ 02-03-15 715 Outside The Blue Moon
16+ 11-25-14 542 No Big Deal
13+ 07-06-14 790 Westbound Train
Yes 13+ 04-03-14 501 On Ponds
16+ 03-31-14 570 Peaceful Goodnight
Yes 13+ 03-24-14 476 Metaphase
Yes 13+ 03-21-14 381 Oarlocks and Sails
Yes 10+ 03-21-14 322 Baloney
10+ 01-15-14 538 I Want You To Know One Thing
Yes 13+ 01-08-14 552 Northern Lights
Yes 13+ 11-12-13 962 If Your Eyes Could Speak
13+ 10-18-13 421 It's Not Me, It's You
13+ 08-08-13 559 chester and mr. dillon
Yes 16+ 06-23-13 441 Forlorn The Sea Traveler
Poetry
Custom Ages Date Hits Praise Title
13+ 06-15-13 451 Old Owls
10+ 05-19-13 385 These People Who Love Me
13+ 04-20-13 328 Wherever You Are
13+ 04-15-13 487 Forgive The Mirror
Yes 13+ 04-07-13 529 A Girl Named Luna
18+ 01-21-13 491 An Old Black Underwood
4+ 12-27-12 383 Caribbean
4+ 11-28-12 420 Some Days
Yes 7+ 11-04-12 409 Let The Rain Come
10+ 10-15-12 539 Sojourn
13+ 10-08-12 456 te quiero
Yes 13+ 09-29-12 485 Someone Else's Angel
Yes 4+ 09-04-12 495 You Promised
Yes 13+ 05-26-12 415 The Other Girl
Yes 10+ 05-18-12 513 Swaying Treetops
Yes 10+ 04-18-12 700 Sun Spots
Yes 10+ 03-26-12 479 And in the Tide Pools
Yes 7+ 02-04-12 668 My Book!
Yes 10+ 11-14-11 921 Lace of Time
Yes 13+ 10-28-11 680 Blue Indigo Flashing
Yes 10+ 10-26-11 926 Wrong Turn Song
Yes 7+ 10-22-11 651 Love's Game
Yes 16+ 09-22-11 665 Troy Davis: Innocent, but Executed (09/2011)
Yes 10+ 07-24-11 1038 Golf Bones
Yes 10+ 07-20-11 924 Wind Bells
Yes 7+ 06-05-11 680 June Bugs and Willow Twigs
Yes 13+ 05-27-11 667 Home of the Rising Sons
Yes 10+ 04-19-11 894 Four Leaf Clover
Yes 13+ 04-14-11 1218 Trillergy
13+ 04-11-10 784 Ashes to Ashes
Yes 7+ 10-07-09 908 senryu - Prose and Poetry
Yes 7+ 09-20-09 961 Goblins and Ghouls
16+ 09-10-09 660 One Happy Clam
7+ 06-25-09 2141 Idiot - (Acrostic) I Don't Infer Often Times
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