Running through the primary artery and ravaging my beauty

But running through the primary artery, the thing that ultimately accelerated their world and then took them down, was speed. Amphetamine magnified their paranoia, robbed some of their innate powers, drained their confidence, and ravaged their beauty. – Patti Smith, Just Kids And it was the same with prescription dextroamphetamines, Ritalin and Adderall for 12 […]

Not ready to add it up yet

Life is a sum of all your choices – Albert Camus And that damn Violent Femmes song keeps playing in my head…

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get – W.P. Kinsella

Living well is the best revenge

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give – Winston S. Churchill

Urging more people to share addiction stories

This is a response to the editorial “A family’s tragic loss to opioids” published Aug. 26. I apologize for the stigma surrounding addiction that may cast a poor light on your son and your family. My sister has suffered for over three years from addiction. Looking back, I am amazed that she still walks this […]

Every time my parents come to visit

They give me cash just to make themselves feel better about locking me up in that pit – Julian talking to Norman after busting out of the psych ward, Bates Motel

My parents think I’m annoying

I’m here because my parents think I’m annoying. They could be right. They could be right. – Julian talking to Norman in psych ward, Episode 3 season 4 Bates Motel

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