The Bi-Polar Express

My brother and I

My father lived with manic depression. His brother and sister also had it. Bi-polar is another name, but manic depression is more accurate for his mental state. When I was younger, I worried I might be next, but it’s skipped my siblings and I.

I’m three years older than my brother. As kids we bugged each other - a lot. Our mother would pilot her old Ford around with him and I bouncing around in the back (sans seat belts). He…

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