A “History of Mental Illness”

Art by Rob Goldstein

Blog for Mental Health 2015

In 2005 a woman with a history of mental illness threw her three children into the Bay.

She was a single Mother who was living in a homeless shelter with her children. She was ill with severe and debilitating schizophrenia. She told everyone that “God” had commanded her to throw her baby’s to the sharks and no one intervened.

No one removed those children from her custody and no one made the connection between her psychiatric decline, her refusal to take medication and the stress of trying to Mother three children without housing.

“Relatives of a mentally troubled woman from Oakland who reported hearing voices before she allegedly threw her three young sons into the bay to die said Thursday they had tried unsuccessfully to persuade Alameda County social service workers to help them gain custody of the children.

Members of the family of La-shuan Ternice Harris said they had…

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“the dooth pattern” by Harsubagh Khalsa

A friend of mine on Flickr told me that he was toying with the idea of starting a blog for his poetry.

I invited him to post to my blog as an experiment so he can see how his poetry looks and feels on a blog.

Today I present “the dooth pattern” by Harsubagh Khalsa

tieing spirally laces

 

     lips summer from umbrella

         tieing spirally laces

     granting the filament

hard deep suggest then

     it doesnt matter stuff

       it doesnt matter when

   hearting cade

           river nance

         too much piruling

                 a scarry race

                       the scurry dance

                     delected dreams

                         mind beaming the

                             ridge patterns

 

Image and poem are the property of Harsubagh Khalsa.
(c) Harsubagh Khalsa All Rights Reserved

Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening
https://robertmgoldstein.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/03-iii-menuettoallegretto.mp3

MOZART: Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”)
Menuetto (Allegretto)
New York Philharmonic
Bruno Walter, conductor
Columbia 78rpm Set MM-565 (XCO 34181 – 34188)
[Severe overmodulation in original recording]
Recorded January 23, 1945; Carnegie Hall
Digital transfer by F. Reeder
(High bit rate)

One Lovely Blog Award

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The One Lovely Blog Award Comes to me from An Upturned Soul

The rules are as follows:

1 – Thank the person that nominated you and give a link to their blog.

Thank you to An Upturned Soul!

  1. List the rules.
  2. Display the award on your post of the award.
    Done.

  3. List seven facts about yourself.

  4. Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.

Seven Facts About Rob Goldstein

I am a vegetarian

I believe that respect is earned; the quickest way to lose my respect is to demand it.

I believe that a win by cheating is the same as losing even if everyone around me thinks cheating is ok.

I believe in the Constitution of the United States and that each of us is responsible for understanding it and protecting it.

I am a Southern boy through and through.

I was raised on black-eyed peas, mashed potatoes, fried pork chops, collards and grits.

I started writing when I was eight.

Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them

My nominees are:

Joeyfully Stated

Dennis Cardiff

wwwpalfitness

living in stigma

thefeatheredsleep

Erika Kind

Bubbles and Beebots

Daisy in the Willows

Br Andrew’s Muses

Bipolar for Life

shakemyheadhollow

Chape

Xara Nahara

sonofabeach96

A Broken Blue Sky

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