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Identity Theft? That Sucks.

One day several months ago I realized I’d forgotten my debit card pin, so I contacted the credit union and asked them to send me a new one by mail. I didn’t receive it; however, a few days later I noticed a fee charged to my account. When I called to find out why I … Continue reading

Grieving

Last Monday two people were struck and killed by a train here in town as they walked down the tracks. According to surveillance video, neither attempted to move out of the way despite the train’s repeated warning signals. Those two have been on my mind all week, so I decided to write about them. This … Continue reading

Sunday Morning in My Town

It’s springtime in the South, and the trees are covered with tiny leaf buds, the daffodils are merrily prancing in the breeze and love is in the air! Well, kinda. The one thing I’ve noticed about this place since I moved back – and especially since I’m no longer burdened with depression – is that … Continue reading

Love and Let Down

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for that annual façade of endearment known as Valentines Day. Continue reading

The Aftermath of Michael

As some of you may know, I lived and worked in Northwest Florida for over 3 years. My former stomping grounds sustained massive damage from Hurricane Michael. I feel so helpless as I see people I know and care about posting photos of the damage to their homes on Facebook. None have power and many lack … Continue reading

The Post-Kavanaugh, PTSD Experience

The Kavanaugh nomination has elicited in me a response that I did not at all expect: Terror. Welcome to the politically-generated mass triggering of survivors who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. For me it started during the hearing last Thursday, and has been a week of practicing every skill at my disposal to feel … Continue reading

Three Days Later…

In addition to the endless parade of “thoughts and prayers,” here’s what some folks are saying on social media after the Parkland school shooting: “Dear God, why do you allow so much violence in schools? I’m not allowed in schools. – God”   I told a poster’s ass off for being incredibly cruel and stupid, and she responded that if I didn’t … Continue reading

Dear Kitizens, The Time Has Come…

We, the Kitizens Army for World Domination, have waited for this for a long time. At last our time has come. Continue reading

No Wonder We’re All Pissed Off!

In a recent training class, the facilitator, a college professor, said that in today’s world you have to have credentials- letters after your name- to get ahead. At the same time state and federal governments are cutting money spent on education, particularly higher education, making tuition horribly expensive and a massive debt load guaranteed. This … Continue reading

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