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Gratitude in a Pointlessly Stressful Year

This has been a pointlessly stressful week, in a pointlessly stressful month, in a pointlessly stressful year. I remain committed to being positive in this space if nowhere else, or at least trying to, so I won’t give you a rundown of all of the rude, cruel, and willfully ignorant things I’ve had to deal […]

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The Elephant in the Room

It’s time to address the elephant in the room. I’m not sure if this should ultimately be a series of posts, one exceedingly long post, or a zine-length essay, but we’re going to start here. The reason I’ve kept quiet is because I don’t want to sound as if I need to be fitted for […]

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One Wish Granted Today

Would you rather have one wish granted today, or three wishes granted in 10 years? I’m pushing 60 years old. I’ll take the one wish today, thank you. Hopefully my age brings wisdom, so one well-placed wish will suffice. One Wish Granted Today All I really want is some financial stability. There are no problems […]

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Let’s Talk About Toilet Paper

Seriously, let’s talk about toilet paper. There’s been a shortage in the United States since the pandemic began. We’ve all heard the jokes. The assumption is that people are still hoarding. Which is weird, right, because presumably people should start running out of space to store it. There’s something else going on that people are […]

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Interlude: Working Around It

This post is being written in the throes of an executive dysfunction episode. Please run any word salad or odd transitions through that filter. I normally medicate with caffeine, which keeps me focused. The stress of the current world situation is triggering my anxiety, which makes my cognitive issues worse. It also sets my digestive […]