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My bipolar cousin and the agony of sympathy

May 15th, 2015 Oodlies 1 min read

To my bipolar cousin, so many of us are arrested and mesmerised by your colour the same colour that sometimes suffocates you and makes all that noise unbearable The irony of that lunatic, colour Let’s not name you, sympathy can so often be offensive. The lunatic is on the grass The lunatic is on the grass Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs Got to keep…

marilynn-howe

Dad planned on jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge

May 14th, 2015 Oodlies 3 min read

Marilynn: In San Francisco dad became depressed. Maybe it was the lack of family. Or because he wasn’t able to pursue a career as a mortician. He tried to find solace in drinking. Drunk, he called his brother. Dad planned on jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. My uncle kept dad on the phone and his wife ran to the neighbors house to use their…

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6 months later, my brain returned and I stopped sleeping

May 13th, 2015 Oodlies 1 min read

4 months ago (and 20 years) my brain was in Cremorne, this suburb on the Lower North Shore in Sydney. Initially I would go there for walks, I’d see it on the grass, it wouldn’t even look at me. Then slowly it grunted and once even made a phone call. 6 months later it returned and I stopped sleeping. Situation anonymous. This post is part…

Lena-Schumacher

Lena Schumacher born 20 years ago, not related to Michael

May 11th, 2015 Oodlies 1 min read

Lena Schumacher born 20 years ago is not related to Michael Though she once said they were, to help sort a terrible case of missing luggage (it worked) She’s been backpacking around the world’s magnificent couches, sand, sun and sea for close to a year and last weekend she ended up on my couch Lena has very little hair as she chopped it all off…

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When Jerry Lee met Bido

May 10th, 2015 Oodlies Interviews 1 min read

A few months ago I bumped into another #griffon in the park and knew my dog would like his company. So I got a phone number, googled his mum (she’s a singer) and stalked a dog. When Jerry Lee met Bido This post is part of #The100DayProject Day 35/100.

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My own motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions

May 8th, 2015 Oodlies 1 min read

I have come to the conclusion that my subjective account of my own motivation is largely mythical on almost all occasions. I don’t know why I do things. – J.B.S. Haldane ————————- from Michael Crichton’s, Terminal Man. This post is part of #The100DayProject Day 33/100.  

Jayne Kearney

The best of all possible worlds

May 7th, 2015 Oodlies 1 min read

So muse if you’re listening, this is for you. Come sail your ships around me. *Taken from the last blog post by Jayne Kearney on The best of all possible worlds. Nothing ever ends. Not really. This post is part of #The100DayProject Day 32/100. Please step quietly, everyone can hear you.