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Let's Play Skyrim

Welcome to a repeat of my post from April 2014! I like to think I’ve come a long way since then: I’m hopeful regarding my future. 1,333 more words

Mental Health

The Suicide of Martin Weir - Prologue

Marcus,

I’ll cut right to the point. I’m a terrible father. I used to be a terrible husband too, but since the divorce I guess I don’t have to worry about that anymore. 670 more words

Family

Above the Fear

Last week was a whiz-bang flurry of craze. Which is why I failed to fulfill my daily posting goal. Yes, I was thrown off the merry-go-round one morning, reduced to spinning donuts in intersections because I’d lost my sense of direction and couldn’t figure out if I should turn left or right to get to the park and then out through the neighborhood gates, followed ten minutes later by a near miss when I came within yards of causing a major multi-car smash-up because I became impatient with someone who’d suddenly stopped in front of me so I irritatedly went around them and entered the intersection, coincidentally crossing the path of several speeding emergency services vehicles and I just knew I was dead and how convenient for me that they were already there on the scene, and then an hour later showing up ten minutes late to my own meeting of twenty some odd waiting people, me having just spent those ten minutes trying to kick out the people in the first room I went to that I later realized was on the wrong floor of the building. 2,029 more words

Spiritual Formation

In The Spotlight: Maureen Carter's Working Girls

Hello, All,

Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Many people put commercial sex workers into a separate, and lower, social category. And there are dozens of stereotypes associated with that line of work, so that it’s easy to forget that these people are individuals with their own stories. 1,103 more words

WPLongForm

The Canard of Planned Parenthood Funding Votes

It’s amazing, disheartening actually that elected representatives to our federal government are so willingly to shut down all services not because of waste or inefficiency, but because of flat out lies from brazen profiteers stoking the fires of rage within the American people. 1,180 more words

Thoughts On Life And Society

Competition vs Cooperation

So I launched a store on Zazzle.com about three weeks ago, and a lot went into getting everything all set. (And now with setting up this blog and off-site site, a lot is… 884 more words

Community

Starting Over Again*

When people have been isolated, too sheltered or in some other way kept apart, it can be very hard to adjust to life in ‘the real world.’ Ask anyone who’s spent time in prison and then had to re-adapt to life ‘outside’ (that’s actually a separate topic in and of itself!) Things most of us take for granted, such as making our own decisions and connecting with others can be very much more difficult for those who are just entering (or re-entering) the world. 1,207 more words

Agatha Christie