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The War on Drugs: a Symptom of a Larger Issue

By Corinita Reyes   In the war on drugs, the real targets have not been drugs themselves but on those who live a life in which drugs are ever present. Drugs prove to be a persistent issue in low income neighborhoods, specifically those who have an ethnically diverse makeup. The fact that those affected most […]

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How the Privilege of Generativity Helped Me Accept My Family (Part Two)

My three-month psychiatric incarceration seemed to be aimed at discrediting me after I had leaked newspaper stories. On my way to Canada to seek asylum, I was stopped by police. I evaded them for three days through rural towns and surrendered one midnight, from a ditch on a mountain pass. It was hard for me […]

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Learning Disabilities and Psychosis

Never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long I never heard the melody until I needed the song . . . . . . I never I spoke “I love you” till I cursed you in vain Never felt my heart strings until I nearly went insane                                                             –Tom Waites, San Diego Serenade […]

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Ode to Self-Discovery

To hell with the insipid emptiness That keeps good people ineptly drowned! Gaze into the perplexed distress and bless The self that is so often shackle bound! This is my pledge to the introspection That so often is betrayed or unknown Or left to rot in the gutter of dread And then scavenged for the […]

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