November 16, 2006

I got my schoolwork done.

I did stay up all night and risk my job performance today. I did also get my homework almost completed. But I learned long ago that thinking in absolutes does not work well in school. So I am handing in what I have done which is eight out of nine problems. I suppose I did not solve the more difficult one at the end. But I have my printed copies in my binder and my binder in its case and the case in my napsack with a couple of books to read on the bus. The bus will be crowded on the way to school but then on the way to my landlord's offices for the meeting the bus will be near empty so I will read freely. I am reading criminology this morning. I am not taking coffee with me. I am meeting an anarchist comrade at the school library between class and the landlord meeting. Then I will visit a guitar store to look at a bass I might purchase with a trade in and then come home.

Posted by petert at November 16, 2006 07:06 AM


Congratulations on your recovery. My brother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He's recently been admitted in the hospital because he's going through a crisis. I would like to ask your opinions on how to reach out to him, and what way we can help him. He's not even aware or admitting to his mental illness, so when we talk, we always talk around it. What are your thoughts?

Posted by: B at November 16, 2006 03:20 PM

I would suggest for your brother that you think about how much you can support him. Set limits and adjust them from time to time based on your abilities and his needs. He may need money. He may need to visit your family from time to time like at holidays. He needs his own home be that an apartment or group home or whatever he can afford. He needs low steady emotional levels above all. Don't explode, don't smother, don't be false. Always do what you say you will do. Promise only what you know you can do to your brother. Read all you can about the illness. The main parts of this web site should be good for that.

Posted by: Peter at November 18, 2006 12:50 AM

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