Hi there it's Joshua in Baltimore.
See my website at
Joshua Berlow's Website
Check out my memoir Insanity Factory
on the site- it's under fiction (although it isn't really).
Izzi has been a very supportive person over the years. There aren't many people that I've bothered to keep in touch with over the 'net on a long-term basis, but Izzi is one of them. Also I received the help of another Zoner, Paul Hawkins, to help with my Novel-in-Progress when no one else would. So there seems to be some decent folks in this community.
I'm a writer, husband, father (our daughter is three years old now), and real estate agent here in Baltimore. I was also diagnosed with "bi-polar disorder" two years ago and recently switched medication from Seroquel
However, I retain some skepticism about psychiatry demonstrated in Insanity Factory
, but perhaps not as much as I used to. Anyway at least for the time being I'm following Doctor's orders and taking my meds!
I mention this because I know that Izzi is a psychiatric nurse and psychologist so she knows about these things!
I studied "The Great Books of Western Civilization" at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico. My wife is from the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean.
I look forward to discussion and meeting new folks! I'll even try to be polite.