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My essay, “Perdition Days” — about the visceral experience of Cotard’s delusion, and the impact that it had on my marriage and life — went up yesterday.

I couldn’t sleep on the night of the 24th. Like a giddy child on the eve of the first day of school, I was restless with excitement; the first full essay from the book of essays that I’m working on was to go up on The Toast on the following day.

And it did. My essay, “Perdition Days” — about the visceral experience of Cotard’s delusion, and the impact that it had on my marriage and life — went up yesterday.

Please do go have a look. That essay is one of my proudest efforts as a writer; and if you have thoughts or questions, do get in touch via email, Twitter, or in the comments below.

& while I’m sharing, here are a few other bang-up links:

  • Has the Electronic Image Supplanted the Written Word? (NYTimes.com) Yes, it’s an inflammatory headline, but I respect Rivka Galchen’s writing, and then there’s this: “And I prefer (just personally) the written word to all the other mediums out there, so no amount of compensatory greatness in some other medium mitigates (again, just for me) the melancholy of the written word’s decline. Babies may be adorable, but they don’t make the obituary page any less moving.”
  • Big changes are happening behind the scenes with my business; Tara Sophia Mohr’s piece about seeing it through came at just the right time. “This is usually exactly when brilliant women sabotage themselves with the resonance trap: when things are starting to succeed, when they’ve finished the most difficult part of a project, or when their work is ready for greater scale and reach.”
  • The Internet has a content diversity problem. (The Daily Dot) I agree with most of what’s written here. I’m hoping to create resources and services that help to change that.
  • And, again, there is Perdition Days: On Experiencing Psychosis. (The Toast)

I am so grateful for the support I’ve received, in all forms, with regard to both my writing career and my entrepreneurial efforts. Thank you — thank you — for being here, and for sailing alongside me on this journey.