AFI #33 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Directed by Milos Forman Netflix says... While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Ratched. Milos Forman's masterpiece won all five major Oscars. This is one I've never seen … Continue reading AFI #33 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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AFI #74: The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Directed by Jonathan Demme Netflix says... In this pulse-pounding adaptation of Thomas Harris's novel, FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) ventures into a maximum security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a … Continue reading AFI #74: The Silence of the Lambs

Normal

They're just lying to themselves, she thought as she stared at the doctors with contempt. They stood on the other side of the safety glass, conferring over what had just happened. They were undoubtedly trying to decide the best course of action for her. After all, it was her words that sparked the outburst in … Continue reading Normal

Eating Disorder

Working in the counseling profession, I get bombarded with emails from the corporate office letting me know whenever there's a special focus on some aspect of mental health for a day or a week. To be honest, I don't always pay attention when these emails hit my inbox. Mostly, I just get annoyed when I … Continue reading Eating Disorder

Life Story: Chapter Forty Five

Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... I had seizure. It's the only reason … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Forty Five

Life Story: Chapter Forty Three

Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... I got sick while I was in … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Forty Three

Life Story: Chapter Forty Two

Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... I spent a night in the extreme … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Forty Two