RE: Request for permission to translate and reprint.

Joe Barrera (
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 23:19:11 -0800

Yep, I'm still alive...

Shipped Beta 2 of The Product today after many consecutive days of
work/sleep/work/sleep, facing a do-or-die deadline I really wasn't sure
we'd make. So I figure I have a day or two of breathing room until the
crunch for final release begins.

Rohit, I know the whole "head-case hypochondriac" routine - I still
suffer from it.

Your first year of grad school sounds like it's starting out like my
first year of grad school (and my first year of undergrad).
Coincidentally those are the only post-high-school years that I was also
separated from Juliet. Oh, and also the only years I drank several
drinks a day. (I'm sure you've read about alcohol as self-medication.)

Think of depression like joint pain. Just because you can ignore the
joint pain while exercising doesn't mean it's a good idea.

Please read the bit about Primo Levi in LTP again. That's what finally
convinced me that I should get help despite feeling like a
hypochondriac. That and my noticing that things had gotten worse in my
20s even though my life was getting "better" by standard criteria.

Shit, just print out your letter to me and hand it to any pdoc.

I would like to write more but I need to go to sleep (I have a serious
sleep deficit).

- Joe

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