Day 136, with both Freedom and Unfreedom

CW: pandemic, fascism, kidnapping, sexual abuse This was going to be a post about feeling freed from a long burden. About the moment where you know, really deep in your gut know, that your abuser can never, ever touch you again. That kind of freedom. But given that people in Portland Oregon are being snatchedContinue reading “Day 136, with both Freedom and Unfreedom”

Day 100, and holy CRAP

8.5 million cases worldwide. 2.2M in the US. Well over 450K dead. 120K of which are in the US. We’ve been seeing spikes because of Memorial Day weekend openings. Because people couldn’t wait. Let alone mask. Protests continue for the fourth weekend. Confederate statues and portraits are coming down. But people are guarding others. WithContinue reading “Day 100, and holy CRAP”

Day 86, with # Black Lives Matter

This thing, which should not even be a contentious statement, is the reason for the full week of massive protests here in Philadelphia, in America, and even the world. I support all the BLM protesters under all conditions. ALL conditions. …. If you are reading this and the statement Black Lives Matter is somehow uncomfortableContinue reading “Day 86, with # Black Lives Matter”

New Moon Rant – v1

CN: this is about the virus. Some people say that humans are all relatively similar on a base level – that we all want the same things. Survival, safety, love, belonging, pleasure, self-esteem. That we can understand each other better if we understand that. Maslow, Grawe, Gagné and so so many more – psychologists haveContinue reading “New Moon Rant – v1”

Day 43, with Anniversary and Work-based Failure

I’m not gonna talk about Russia’s new 5k, or Lysol having to issue a disclaimer about something the President of the United States said during a press conference*. This post is a wee summary of a personal good and personal bad on the same day. First, I have been struggling to get an update toContinue reading “Day 43, with Anniversary and Work-based Failure”

Day 40, with Overwhelm

CW: Death toll, other associated numbers, general horror at the state of the world Today is a rough one. A reeeeeally rough one. I understand that anything that would make US governmental bodies shut down businesses would have to be bad. But today it hit me how bad it still is, vs my miniscule effort,Continue reading “Day 40, with Overwhelm”