Updated Articles

  1. Reflections after a manic episode

    Reflections on feelings of depression and despair immediately after my first manic episode.
  2. Puppets

    A poem about betrayal, and the hurt that can fester inside of us until it feels truly evil. There is hope, however.
  3. Narcissus

    A poem about heartbreak, and how love can make you do things that you later look back on in astonishment and bitterness.
  4. Memories of Youth

    A poem about love and fear.
  5. Harry at university

    Harry is a character from Gin Bottle Blues and he also makes a reappearance in a new story I'm working on called Cigarettes and Saints.
  6. Comics & Illustration

    Webcomics and illustrations I have created, usually making social commentary but now moving more into expressing my personal experiences.
  7. Marbled

    This poem is about my recent experiences with the mental health services, and the search we all have for meaning and beauty.
  8. My soul is reborn in Hong Kong: reflections on a mental health episode

    On a recent trip to Hong Kong I unexpectedly ended up in a psychiatric hospital after suffering a nervous breakdown. Read about my experiences in Hong Kong receiving medical care.
  9. Character and Neurosis [1994] – Claudio Naranjo, M.D.

    The non-fiction book about the integrations between psychology and the Enneagram and Claudio Naranjo is one of the best books I've ever read. It relates each Enneagram type to a specific mental disorder and Naranjo's descriptions of the 'character' of each type is uncanny.
  10. My Reading List

    I read – A LOT. I record the books I'm reading here with a summary and analysis of what I think of them as a recommendation to others.