Remember how fear of Y2K was so dumb, even in 1999? There was this kitschy FB image with a caption that said something like, "Hey! Remember 20 years ago when we were all so worried about Y2K and the computers zapping all our money away!? Haha! We were so silly then!" In response, I wrote… Continue reading Won’t you celebrate with me? & some grief
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. An interesting book. The main character, Andi, held my attention throughout. She's a teenager who watched her brother get murdered, and is going through the grieving process, with layered trauma. No one really understands her and helps her to feel normal, except her music teacher, who is a concentration camp survivor.… Continue reading Review: Revolution by Jennifer Donnely
I have been feeling very funky lately. Not the good funky (disco music, dancing around the house), but the not-so-good funky (depths of doldrums). A dear friend passed away last week, after weeks of struggle. It's a surprise that is not a surprise, you know? How can it be a surprise and not a surprise… Continue reading Death & Birthday Musings
I was on time for once.
In all my years of therapy, I've never felt reluctant to share my story, so I could be better! But this time, there's so much going on, and getting it all straight was flummoxing.
I finally understand why it would be hard for someone to lay their cards on the table.
so hi. my aunt Edna died this morning. She was a lovely person, full of life and vitality. maybe I should tell you a little bit about my father's family. she was my father's sister. my grandmother, MomMom, died last December, and I might have written a little bit about her family then, but I… Continue reading news from the sober bereavement club…
my anxiety levels are pretty high today.... which is true of this day for the past 8 years. I like the idea a whole lot about a national day of service. a lot. we should use our memories and fears and suffering as a wedge, a lever, a hammer to make the world a better… Continue reading
January 1, 2009 7:33 AM That ain't the way to have fun, son! So here I am at Spokane International Airport. I'm typing this on word because they charge you for connecting to the internets. I think that airports are a conspiracy to suck beleaguered souls of all their money while they don’t notice because… Continue reading retro-post: Mama told me not to come… (or: hurry up and wait)
My grandmother died this morning. belladonalin said, "Just cause you know it was coming doesn't make it any easier." Pauline Cooper. My dad's mom. My mom's parents have been dead for a while now. She had dementia/Alzheimer's for the past ten years or so, and her deterioration was truly awful. I haven't seen her… Continue reading uhhh…
"I don't carry myself as a black person, but as a woman that belongs to everybody" -Eartha Kitt.rest in peace, miz troubled, determined soul... ....ummm lemme see... we should start with the recent and move backwards... I have a big ol crush on Christian Kane. I tend to go for really attractive men who have… Continue reading intro post… mondo details on the nanner martin kid…