Joe Blow is the pseudonym for a man who, though currently happy and high functioning, has had a long history of mental illness, including endogenous depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. His writing is the product of a lifelong struggle to integrate flashes of insight and powerful symbols which appeared to him, often during what we might define as psychotic episodes, with observable reality and a rudimentary knowledge of science by appropriating useful concepts from the work of such iconoclastic thinkers as Wilhelm Reich, R. D. Laing, Keith Johnstone, William Blake and Oscar Wilde.
If asked whether this approach and this conceptual framework have provided him with a secure foundation for emotional stability, happiness and flowering creativity, Blow would reply, “Well, so far so good.”
He also writes humorous erotica under the pseudonym Aussiescribbler.
Gemini Press Books
on Oct. 08, 2013 :
It is always helpful to read articulate and original thought that leads one to look at the other side of popular ideas that encourage polarization. As one who questions the so-called evil I see happening in the world today it is tempting to to set aside my deepest beliefs and jump one of the bully bandwagons to bring about instant change and rid the world of ideas I feel are causing the problems. But I add to the problem if I forget 1.Don’t criticize 2. Prefer don’t demand
3. Love Unconditionally 4. Live in the Now, 5. Forgive the past. Thanks to the author for a good reminder.
(review of free book)