Archive for March 2014

Don't blow your nose for 3 months

Don't blow your nose for 3 months
I couldn’t watch the YouTube video of a cochlear implant surgery. Just the description of it was bad enough when I Googled it. The description went something like this. The surgeon will shave the hair around the incision area, and then cut an incision in a curve just above the ear and peel back the... Read more »

My 5th anniversary of being disowned, or, how I binge-watched Hoarders to procrastinate writing this post

My 5th anniversary of being disowned, or, how I binge-watched Hoarders to procrastinate writing this post
I wanted so much to write a poignant, honest, searing post to mark the 5th anniversary of my — disownment? disowning? breaking-free? In any case, it was the start of a months-long process that led to a healthier, happier me, apart from my toxic adult family members. I started a draft post, then hated it... Read more »

Nightmares about my dad - AGAIN

I used to have nightmares every single (f***ing) night while growing up. It briefly intensified when I moved out five years ago before gradually, slowly becoming a rarer occurrence. As a kid and teen, there were days when the days and nights got confused because I’d have anxiety-riddled dreams about upsetting dad, only to wake... Read more »
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Fake Rachel Canning Facebook accounts trips up news sites

Fake Rachel Canning Facebook accounts trips up news sites
So, the New York Post and the NY Daily News both reported on Rachel Canning’s baby boomer rants. But was it Rachel? The style of the posts did not quite fit someone who would get a $20,000 scholarship to a private college, with a less-than-stellar grasp of English, but I could almost forgive it. I... Read more »

Bill Gothard resigned! There is hope for justice

Bill Gothard resigned! There is hope for justice
Bill Gothard resigned! While Bill Gothard hasn’t faced any charges, there have been compelling evidence that he has molested many teen girls during his long reign as the head of IBLP/ATI. He just hasn’t faced justice on it until recently when Recovering Grace posted a bunch of articles about the “alleged” abuse. (I put alleged... Read more »

It's not too late to treat seasonal affective disorder

It's not too late to treat seasonal affective disorder
It creeps on slowly, like cold molasses, enveloping me with its sticky heavy opacity. I kept trying to get away, stem the flow, but it started catching up with me. Is it possible have PTSD about depression? I remember the darkness, the self-doubt, the anxiety, the desire to hurt myself. And the darkness remembers me.... Read more »
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"Spoiled" NJ teen sues parents : Is there more to the story?

"Spoiled" NJ teen sues parents : Is there more to the story?
No doubt you’ve heard about the “spoiled” and “bratty” New Jersey teen, Rachel Canning, who is suing her parents in order to force them to pay for her education. Rachel says she was kicked out. Her parents say she moved out all on her own. She says they were inappropriate and abusive. They say that... Read more »

I hate Lent

Lent and I have a complicated relationship. And it’s partially my fault. I too often dove in headfirst into a shallow pond by overpromising my sacrifices, and that made me angry. Angry at myself, with a deep mistrust and huge ambivalence of God and organized religion. *** I used to be kind of a fundie,... Read more »

I don't want the Chicago Spire in the future Chicago

I don't want the Chicago Spire in the future Chicago
It’s too tall. It also looks like a doobie. Lest you think I’m a NIMBY with no appreciation of architecture, I do enjoy neat architecture. I especially like roundish buildings or buildings with curves, just because it’s more organic and different from all the square buildings. Aqua is awesome. So is Marina City. And Lake... Read more »
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