The United States of Stress

If 2020 was a drink, it would be colonoscopy prep. I’m not kidding. This year has been such a clusterf### that I don’t think there’s a person alive who isn’t feeling the stress. Covid-19, bad weather, civil unrest in the streets, and another nasty political season have us tied up in knots. There isn’t muchContinue reading “The United States of Stress”

Hodgepodge (Or Is It Potpourri?)

Here’s another stream-of-consciousness post, if you want it. The weather is MARVELOUS and I’m having trouble stringing thoughts together, so please pardon the mess. I read on Facebook yesterday that Patty Duke died. She was a great actress and human being who succeeded in life in spite—or maybe because—of having bipolar disorder. She will be missed by theContinue reading “Hodgepodge (Or Is It Potpourri?)”

Stream Of Consciousness

It feels so good to be out of that depression. I am somewhat scattered-brained today though, so I’m going to just write about random things. You know, stream-of-consciousness stuff that tumbles out of my head at will. Speaking of Will, he’s having a hard day with too much vomiting. (Actually I thing ANY vomiting is too much,Continue reading “Stream Of Consciousness”

Into The Light of Day

I don’t know whether our recent spate of nice weather had anything to do with it, but I am most decidedly NOT depressed anymore. I literally felt it lift a few days ago, and suddenly life doesn’t look so grey and washed-out anymore. Colors are returning and the beautiful deep-pink roses Will bought me for Valentine’s Day areContinue reading “Into The Light of Day”

The Politics of Illness

As yet another mass shooting by a young and allegedly disturbed man goes to prove, it’s getting to be a downright scary time to be mentally ill in America. Not only are the anti-gun lobbyists coming out of the woodwork and demanding that we get rid of the Second Amendment to keep guns out of the hands of peopleContinue reading “The Politics of Illness”

Random Crap On Facebook, Part Deux

I swear, I have GOT to learn when to stay off that damned site. Unfortunately, I am hopelessly addicted…..and even more unfortunately, I have a low tolerance for political bullshit. I don’t get it. Somebody needs to explain to me how it is that some folks can talk about wanting tolerance and despising hate, but when I don’t agree withContinue reading “Random Crap On Facebook, Part Deux”