Just a quick few lines here. It has been forever since I updated this last and largely because I was going through a period of suicidal depression wherein I was letting literally everything else slide. I suppose I could write a good deal more about that – about the doctors and tests and hospital visits … More Whelp, the holidays are here, let’s have some bloody cheer.
So September is Suicide Prevention Month. And people keep asking me to share Suicide memes. Sorry, no. There were two successful and two failed suicides in my circle in the past five years. Another failed suicide lives in my blood family. I was one of the failed suicides. I am also … More Why I Don’t Share Suicide Prevention Memes
Dear friends, I learned a hard lesson today. That lesson is that I cannot be the person I wanted to be. 20 plus years ago I was bitten by a tick. I came down with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and I spent some time in a hospital. For the next 17 years I was subject … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Author’s Note
So as an autist – Aspergers – who does not always consider the rule set of ANY culture to be locked in stone, I always figured that I was fairly assumption free. I accept everybody as people – not as hybrid people/things. Anyone who introduces themselves to me as a label before they use their … More Labels again, smdh
Chronic illness is something of a Catch 22 and a dangerous one at that. You are expected to take care of yourself, to eat well, to behave according to your local societal norms – be that by stringing seashells through your labia or scrotal sack as in the case of some Pacific Island cultures or … More The Invisibly Ill
Ah, Christmas. What a concept. As we finally decompress in the days after – the house is clean, the unacceptable gifts (wool sweater which I am allergic to, and perfumed thrift store shirt three sizes too large which I am allergic to) donated to local homeless shelter, cat allowed outside during brief dry spell – … More Post-Christmas clean-up
Hello, all. I am opting out of the gift giving cycle this year. Those who feel they owe me something for whatever reason are invited to give to the following charities in my name instead. Here are quick links to my preferred charities. UN SYRIAN REFUGEE FUND : donate.unhcr.org/syria DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/ccupdate.cfm THE WOUNDED … More Opting Out of The Consumer Christmas Cycle -Links to my preferred gift giving charities
If you are like me and live in one of America’s Southern cities then you really come to dread the Summer commute…and rightly so. Every year the Highway Patrol reports a certain number of accidents and injuries related to heat especially during July and August when temperatures can reach 90-106 degrees Fahrenheit. So this blog … More Surviving the Summer Commute
This is a short rant, perhaps not long enough to really be a blog, but too long for Facebook or Twitter. I am really saddened by all the label shit. There is so much division in search of something real which should be simple – love and humanity. I know it’s probably not intended that … More RANT WARNING – People are not things – revisited, again.
Hygiene can be a big thing for autists, so here is a basic showering how to. It will work for the neurotypical as well. 😀 Let’s begin here. No lady or gent actually wants to date a chemical plant. If you are marinading in your perfume, if your co-workers can smell you more than a … More Four Ways to Take a Shower