Listen, Everyone.  Please Take Your Medication.

This piece by Amanda Mull is important. Two excerpts: Now, in apparently quitting his psychiatric medication for the sake of his creativity, West is promoting one of mental health’s most persistent and dangerous myths: that suffering is necessary for great art. Esmé Weijun Wang, a novelist who has written about living with schizoaffective disorder, has … Continue reading Listen, Everyone.  Please Take Your Medication.

Conquering Our Moloch

I've been considering John Milton's Nativity Ode anew this Advent.  Today, I saw a tweet from The New York Review of Books quoting from Milton's Paradise Lost about the blood lust of the pagan god Moloch and the gruesome terms of his worship, child sacrifice. I clicked through to the piece, which you can read here. … Continue reading Conquering Our Moloch

Paul Krugman and Leonard Cohen on Depression and Depression

Paul Krugman Mellencamp has finally uttered the words.  We're in a Depression.  His Sunday NYT piece, "Depression and Democracy," is here. Elsewhere, Leonard Cohen has shared about Depression and Depression: LC: Well, you know, there’s depression and depression. What I mean by depression in my own case is that depression isn’t just the blues. It’s … Continue reading Paul Krugman and Leonard Cohen on Depression and Depression