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John McManamy's Posts

The Ghosts of Christmas Past: A Holiday Rumination

Here I am, age five, I think, a Christmas long ago and far away. How could this not be the best day of my life?

 

Six decades have passed. It’s the second week into... Read moreChevron

It's That Time of Year Again

Yikes! No sooner have I cleared away the Thanksgiving dishes than I see on my Facebook feed pictures of freshly decorated Christmas trees.

 

Is it that time of year, already?

 

As you know, the holiday season can be extremely stressful, especially for those of us with brains not built to handle heavy loads.... Read moreChevron

Creativity: North of Normal, South of Bipolar is the Brain's Sweet Spot

In my new book, NOT JUST UP AND DOWN: UNDERSTANING MOOD IN BIPOLAR DISORDER, I make reference to the iconic 1997 Apple TV ad.

 

“Here’s to the crazy ones,” opens the piece. “The... Read moreChevron

The "Normal" Quiz

Okay, let's get started:

 

1 In a gathering, in polite company, when someone makes objectionable comments (such as mocking a person because of a disability), I …

 

A)         Politely breathe through my nose before delicately attempting to change the... Read moreChevron

The Socratic Challenge: Know Thyself

 

The central theme to my new book, NOT JUST UP AND DOWN, is knowing... Read moreChevron