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  • The Things I do for Love

    As I type this, one of my cats, Radar, is sleeping above me and to my right, in a cat tower I placed there just because she needs to be near me whenever she can be. There's a ritual for getting into this tower. She will use a (specially placed) kitchen chair to get on to the desk and then will sit,...
  • What do I want?

    What do I want?  It's an important question. It's the driving force of our lives.  Life has generally carried me along. Because of a series of incidents in my childhood, I spent the first 35 years of my life just struggling to survive. The only way I survived was hanging on through sheer...
  • QotD: ’Tis the season

    QotD: How stressful do the holidays get for you?  I had a small Thanksgivingmas party a week before Christmas. It was stressful, because I had SO much work to get done for the house to be ready for guests. However, half the reason for the party was that I would "scurryfunge" (an old english wo...
  • List of USA National Parks, Monuments etc

    National Historic Area/Park/Site/Heritage Area International Historic Site Wild River National Monument National Preserve National Park International Park National Historic Trail/Scenic Trail/ Parkway National Recreational Area National Military Park/Battlefield Park National Seashore/Lake...
  • If We Don't Leave This Town We Might Never Make it Out...

    I loved this video, and I really love this song. Coming from a small religious community growing up, I identify with the need to find a moment to leave if you are ever going to make it out. 
  • Other People's Poetry - “Persephone Lied” by spuffyduds (Livejournal)

    The truth is, I was bored. My mother blissing ahead of me, rosebuds rising in her footsteps,And I skulking behind, thinking,Oh look. She walks in beauty.Again. Her power could boil rivers, if she chose.She doesn’t choose. She scattersHeliotrope behind her. And me, I’ve no powers. I ...
  • Rape Joke - Patricia Lockwood

    The rape joke is that you were 19 years old.   The rape joke is that he was your boyfriend.   The rape joke it wore a goatee. A goatee.   Imagine the rape joke looking in the mirror, perfectly reflecting back itself, and grooming itself to look more like a rape joke. “Ahhh...
  • QotD: Unrequited

    QotD: Have you ever talked yourself out of something you deep down really wanted to do? 
  • It's Only Life After All (Part Two - The Schnozz/Medical Concerns)

    I have had SO much to do this summer. Luckily, I put off my elective surgery until two days after my Momma arrived, so at least I got the basics of her room done for her to move in with me.  I had a turbinectomy. I didn't even know I had turbinates!   I have always had trouble breathin...
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  • It's Only Life After All (Part One - The Wall(s))

    I'm sitting in the middle of a half-rearranged living room. I swear one day I will have this house the way I want it, but with all the renovations I have been performing in the last ten months, nothing has been able to be the way I want it to be --- yet.  I have finally ALMOST finished adding ...
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  • Maybe still okay

    Let me ramble.  I am being very hard on myself right now, but it's hard to admit that.  I'm in the middle of renovations. I bought a studio house in December of last year (it's huge, it's a hundred year old bank, but it had no bedrooms, so technically a studio). I have put in new basemen...
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    So DragonCon this year was the first time I wore my Batman armor to a major con. As many of you know I've had to deal with issues regarding bigots who can't seem to wrap their mind around the idea of a black guy cosplaying Batman, because "Batman is historically white, there are plenty of black ...
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  • Online Things

      “Often people that criticise your life are usually the same people that don't know the price you paid to get where you are today. True friends see the full picture of your soul.” ― Shannon L. Alder              
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  • A life in songs #44 "Why" by Annie Lennox

    I have a theme song for many of the years of my life. It is often well into the next year that I hear a song and say "That's it!" My song for last year: Annie Lennox - Why How many times do I have to try to tell youThat I'm sorry for the things I've doneBut when I start to try to tell youThat's ...
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