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Gary Freedman's Blog – September 2011 Archive (2)

My Emotional Reaction to 9/11

In her published memoirs Alma Mahler, widow of the composer Gustav Mahler, records the following anecdote about an incident that occurred in New York City in about the year 1909, while Mahler was conductor of the New York Philharmonic.

"Marie Uchatius, a young art-student, paid me a visit one day in the Hotel Majestic [in New York City]. Hearing a confused noise, we leaned out of the window and saw a long procession in the broad street along the side of Central Park [Fifth…


Added by Gary Freedman on September 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Poor Judgment

I was recently chastized for showing poor judgment by posting an item on TBD that some might find offensive and inappropriate. 


The fact is that I suffer from severe mental illness, and, in fact, my psychiatrist has said that I show "grossly impaired judgment."  While my illness does not excuse bad behavior, it helps explain it!  If I have offended anyone on TBD I apologize!!


You can read the results of my most recent psychiatric evaluation at the following…


Added by Gary Freedman on September 24, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments



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