Category Archives: Suicide

Eruption of Enrique Guzman

You consider that a national-prize painting, ten feet of completely black resin and charcoal offering no message or creativity. I don’t care we’re in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and some might say I’m jealous I didn’t win. Nonsense. It’s necessary to be outraged and impossible to tolerate such a mockery of […]

Also posted in Aguascalientes, Beatriz Zamora, Depression, Enrique Guzman, Mental Health, Mexico, Mexico City, Painters, Palacio de Bellas Artes

She Lives with Vincent

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Gallery Sorrow Sien, Sewing, Half-Figure

Also posted in Mental Health, Painters, Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh v. Gauguin

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Mental Health, Painters, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh

Lupe Velez v. Dolores del Rio

I’m a lover and hate people who say in Mexico City my mother rented my teenage body. That’s a lie. I was always a good singer and comedienne and first appeared in Hollywood films before turning twenty. I’ve loved many leading men and others and still do and for a few years adored Gary Cooper […]

Also posted in Boxing, Depression, Dolores del Rio, Gary Cooper, Johnny Weismuller, Lupe Velez, Mental Health, Movies, Orson Welles

The In Crowd

I’m a leader and other girls do what I say and fifteen are helping me deal with Rebecca. I’m bigger and can easily beat her up by myself but that’s not the point. I want everyone to hate her. She used to see a guy who dropped her for me. That’s not enough either. The […]

Also posted in Bullies, Bullying, Education, Families, Mental Health

Man in Beret

From distance man in beret looks cool puttering in garage one evening calls wife at work and says will have surprise when she gets home he’s reclining in front seat beret in place.

Also posted in Marriage, Mental Health, Short Pieces - GTC

Foxxconn Drives Chinese

Click here to read “Snapshots of Distressing Events”

Also posted in China, Computers, Short Pieces - GTC

When Is a Boxer Too Old?

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Brain, Mental Health

“La india” of Abraham Angel

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “La india,” 1923, by Abraham Angel, please click here.

Also posted in Abraham Angel, Art, Cocaine, Drugs, Homosexuals, Mental Health, Painters, Poetry - GTC

Junior Seau, John Mackey, and the Human Brain

John Mackey left the football field four decades ago and most fans today don’t know his name or his game but they should. He enlivened highlight reels when most tight ends labored as blue-collar blockers. After catching the ball, Mackey simply ran over people: he busted defenders with his legs, bruised them with shoulders and […]

Also posted in Brain, Depression, Football, John Mackey, Junior Seau, Mental Health, San Diego

Vincent Talks to Patient

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Self-Portrait with Dark Felt Hat” from 1886, please click here

Also posted in Art, Bullying, Mental Health, Painters, Vincent Van Gogh

Was Vincent Murdered

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Alcohol, Art, Bullying, Campaign 2012, Mental Health, Mitt Romney, Painters, Vincent Van Gogh

Big Sneeze

After hosting amorous boyfriend Sunday night and pounding treadmill half hour early Monday morning, popular high school math teacher Martha H drove to school, parked car, and walked toward class, confident she’d have another great week. She sneezed after shutting car door, and nose and sinuses had tickly, cleaned out feeling that became more pleasurable […]

Also posted in Education, Google, Health, Internet, Mental Health, Short Pieces - GTC, Sneezing

Bullies on Screen

Millions are bullied at school every year. Documentary film Bully studies several. Let’s focus on two. Bespectacled Alex is skinny, awkward, and nervous. He likes learning but says has trouble making friends, and when tries on school bus, bigger boy says, we’re not friends, I’ll shove broomstick up ass. Alex’s father lectures nobody respects punching […]

Also posted in Bullying, Education, Mental Health, Movies, Short Pieces - GTC

Man in Beret

from distance man in beret looked okay often puttering in garage one evening he called wife at work and said i’ll have surprise when she got home he reclined in front seat beret in place and motor running

Also posted in Marriage, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC

Foxconn Opportunities

May be secret some places but Chinese know many kids young as twelve leave no heat or plumbing villages and ride migratory buses to work for great technology firm Foxconn which gets several thousand applications daily from those anxious to be paid promptly albeit modestly and live in huge heated dormitories and enjoy promised spare […]

Also posted in Apple, China, Computers, Factories, Foxconn, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC, Steve Jobs

Was Vincent Murdered

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Alcohol, Art, Bullying, Mental Health, Painters, Poetry - GTC, Vincent Van Gogh

Lens of Diane Arbus

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Depression, Diane Arbus, Mental Health, Photography

Alexis Arguello Explains

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Alexis Arguello, Boxing, Depression, Drugs, Mental Health, Nicaragua

Keeping Hemingway Alive

Never had I craved anything so much as this strange and alluring task. Thousands of other doctors clamored for the opportunity but most lacked the necessary vigor. Only a man obsessed would be fit to lead this scientific revolution, and I was thus chosen to sacrifice all in the quest to keep Ernest Hemingway alive […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Depression, Ernest Hemingway, Mental Health, Writers

Superman George Reeves Discusses the Mystery

I must emphasize that “Hollywoodland” is a fine and entertaining movie and certainly better than any screen effort in which I had a substantial part.  In my first year as a film actor I appeared in the opening scene of “Gone with the Wind” but didn’t have much to do.  I should’ve been on screen […]

Also posted in Media, Superman, Television

Hunter Thompson and Mental Health

Since Hunter Thompson put a gun in his mouth and shot himself last week, I’ve been digging deep into the Internet and reading lots of articles about him.  The first wave of stories commended his hard-punching, eye-gouging, “gonzo” style of insightful political writing in such books as “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Kingdom […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Drugs, Hunter Thompson, Mental Health, Writers