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Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Dorkic Column

After a mix up involving 2 Lauras writing for the same magazine and a publisher who's annoyed and distracted today, things have straightened out. Here is this week's column, about Stephen Fry and bipolar disorder.

http://www.vermontviews.org/vermontviews.org/Stones_of_Years.html

10 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Like yourself I know what the 'down' is like but have no experience with the mania. I wonder what it would be like?

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Laura, you are a WONDERFUL WRITER.

Austan said...

Lawless- I've always wondered too. Being on the outside of it is no way to gauge. I kind of hope a bipolar person will tell me if I'm anywhere near right.

Austan said...

Thank you, Arleen! One tries. I'm never satisfied with anything but it's done. :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Great job, kiddo! Not only are you a fine writer, but you're some kinda courageous to put yourself out there like that. I'm proud of you.

Elephant's Child said...

I so look forward to your columns - and this is another stunner.
Like you, depression I know, but I have only observed mania. However, a woman with bi-polar disorder came to talk to the organisation I volunteer with and yes, she at least, found a LOT to recommend in her manic periods. She said her ideas kept coming, she had the energy to act on them, she lost copious amounts of weight and she got a LOT of things achieved. She did say that she was grateful that after the first few episodes she had put some financial safeguards in place and she can no longer spend herself into bankruptcy or sell her home or her car. Swings and roundabouts.

Geo. said...

Austan,"¶5 ... and Stephen Fry" is one of the finest things I have ever read. My compliments and admiration. I would add awe but it's after 2 a.m.

Austan said...

Susan- Thank you, so much. I'm really not good with answering compliments well (that needs work) but your words mean a lot to me.

Austan said...

EC- Well, thank you. I enjoy writing but half the time I'm not even sure I know what the hell I'm trying to say.
And thanks for that insight. I can't imagine having that mania, like a tempter, always lurking and knowing how much fun it could be. It's absolute craziness, but I think I'd have a hard time not giving in.

Austan said...

Geo.- Yanno, Geo., you're practically perfect. I hope I can always live up to your esteem. x