When emotions have become too damned much in a short time: an empath searches for sanity.

I admit, I don't really go for the Woo anymore. I used to get rocks and cool crystals and stuff when I was a kid, and like many an X-Files fan (the Mulder years, anyway), I considered or subscribed to conspiracy theories or the supernatural or paranormal and what was possible or impossible. However, I … Continue reading When emotions have become too damned much in a short time: an empath searches for sanity.

Blitz Q #134: Have we finally seen the end of internet “thoughts & prayers” during a national crisis?

This hit me a couple of days ago. I know many have mocked the concept of "thoughts and prayers" because it feels so hollow. Including me. Seriously, if we have a school shooting? Thoughts and prayers. Bombing? Thoughts and prayers. Tornado wipes out a town? Thoughts and prayers. Pandemic kills thousands around the world and … Continue reading Blitz Q #134: Have we finally seen the end of internet “thoughts & prayers” during a national crisis?

A police reckoning has arrived (from Square Cop in a Round World’s blog)

I was wondering when I'd find more than a sound-byte or photo regarding police and what they think about all this that's going on: the riots, Mr. Floyd's death, the "bad apples." Well, there's a voice out there I like to read, and though sometimes I'm not sure how I feel about what she's saying … Continue reading A police reckoning has arrived (from Square Cop in a Round World’s blog)

When good words are not enough, but at least they’re something… perhaps even a start.

I've been getting headaches over the past few weeks thanks to all the awful things going on in the U.S. I try to think about other things and work on my yard, but somehow the images crop up to make me explode with emotion. A cop kneeling on a man's neck while others scream for … Continue reading When good words are not enough, but at least they’re something… perhaps even a start.

This Michigan craziness reminds me why I am shutting down work while I’m ahead…

image from citizentruth.org Granted, the situation in Texas is VERY different than the one in Michigan. Michigan has more stringent measures put into place regarding business closures (which might make sense, considering the numbers dying up there right now). Of course, since state governments are trying to do the best they can--or at least some … Continue reading This Michigan craziness reminds me why I am shutting down work while I’m ahead…

What to think about businesses that make it impossible to talk to a human being…

I've been trying to get an issue resolved on my old place since early February. For some reason, a mortgage lien keeps popping up and the company that has it on there, I've been trying to reach. The trouble is Company UNLUCKY was sold to Company BIG, which was sold to or merged with Company … Continue reading What to think about businesses that make it impossible to talk to a human being…

I forgot what it was like to argue with a Trump supporter… til tonight.

I suppose it's a natural consequence of not wanting to talk on the phone so late (and trying to relax after getting bitten by dozens of mosquitoes while working outside). I just lost my cool and all the issues that've been coming up lately--the abortion-bans, creationist rhetoric, etc.--burst out of me. My dad's friend called … Continue reading I forgot what it was like to argue with a Trump supporter… til tonight.

The Waiting Game Continues… just didn’t expect the weeping, wailing & dead-eyed staring at walls, too.

Thank you, Narrator from Fight Club, for making my point nicely. Yesterday was one of those days where nothing was going right and I ended up on my garage floor, hugging my dog and bawling my eyes out. I've been in a state of needing to be around people until it hurt too much to … Continue reading The Waiting Game Continues… just didn’t expect the weeping, wailing & dead-eyed staring at walls, too.