Archive for March 2013

I'm a feminist thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder

I'm a feminist thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder
…and I think that’s hilarious because the cultic Vision Forum and that whole branch of fundamentalist homeschooling Christianity like to use the “Little House on the Prairie” books to advocate submission among women and to puff up the “manly” role of men. In “These Happy Golden Years,” Laura told Manley that she will love him,... Read more »

Update on my hacked iTunes Account

This is an update to my January post about my hacked iTunes account. Long story short, it’s still not fixed. I don’t know specifically who “they” are, but apparently the higher ups in Tim Cook’s office at Apple have been working on my cases for a while. They called back in January, to tell us... Read more »

CTA Roulette

CTA Roulette
On a scale of 1-10, a garbled announcement on a CTA train makes my anxiety jump to an 8. ssshhhhhckrkckr (garbled) Cermak-Chinatown (garblegarblegarble) This train will not stop (garblegarblegarble) Again, (garblegarblegarblegarble) Again, this train will not stop until (garblegarblegarble) shhhhckckcrrr And that’s a rendition of a particularly clear announcement if I’m lucky. If I’m unlucky,... Read more »
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What to do with these old Star Trek books?

What to do with these old Star Trek books?
I had a huge personal library when I was still living at home. My room was in the basement, and since the basement had no closets, my parents bought these cheap Sauder wood-like wardrobes. The stuff I stored in there fell into three categories. Books, clothes, and art supplies. I estimate that my books took... Read more »

Dear Pope Francis I

Dear Pope Francis I
Dear Pope Francis I, Congratulations! I’m glad it was a short conclave, and that Catholics all around the world have a pope just in time for all of the Holy Week and Easter-tide activities. Now that you have been elected, I feel like I must share my hopes for Catholicism, going forward. Perhaps you will... Read more »

Control

Control
In control, out of control, seeking control, being controlled, being controlling, making choices, having no choice, doing the best you can. I’d been having bad dreams for a few weeks now, and have been telling my therapist about them. Even though I couldn’t remember the details (My brain is good at pushing things like that... Read more »
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PTSD made me a stress-athlete

Even when my brain is trying to move on from the memories, my subconscious delights in rehashing everything. My body, too. Stress attacks my body in strange ways sometimes, and I’m still learning how to a) handle stress and b) soothe it. Stress comes from many places. It could be situational, and it also could... Read more »