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Faith. (John)

This week I did my topical comedy show with some fellow comedians at the Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle. The show is a panel format where we play various 'games'. For one part of the show we hold a Question Time style segment where the audience get to put any type of question (within reason)… Continue reading Faith. (John)

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Cosmic Re-entry Syndrome (Elle)

I've said before that for me, mania isn't plain sailing. It's a long time since I had a 'pure' manic episode characterized by elation and expansiveness and psychosis that reflects that and makes me feel like I'm in control of the universe….. These days when I go up and over it quickly becomes far spikier… Continue reading Cosmic Re-entry Syndrome (Elle)

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Bipolar Mixed Episodes (Elle)

Basically I'm for anything that gets you through the night – be it prayer, tranquillizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels. (Frank Sinatra) I feel like my brain is full of crushed salt and vinegar crisps and red hot needles. I say this with some sort of satisfaction because I believe it's a better description… Continue reading Bipolar Mixed Episodes (Elle)

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A Rucksack Full of Stones (Elle)

I've tried a few times in this blog to really describe what it feels like to be in my head/body. I thought that was my purpose in writing here, so that other people could  experience and understand it.  But I have a growing disquieting feeling now that it's actually impossible to let another human being share… Continue reading A Rucksack Full of Stones (Elle)