Friends of the depressed and mentally ill, take heed. I saw this article from the NY Times posted on Twitter and it's so very spot on, and trust me, I know. I turned to a whole cadre of supposed friends when things turned dark. Friends who claimed to be there no matter what, demand your … Continue reading Much of This is Spot On… but… Advice From the Other Side
I originally posted this on the political site I used to write for, and the link to it popped up on my Facebook feed. As various articles I have written there show up, I re-read them. Sometimes just for fun, but this particular one was very special. Now that it's been 5 years, I thought … Continue reading Before It’s Too Late…5 Years Later
I started this on Independence Day because I, as an American, question how the hell we've gotten to a place as a country where we not only do not support our military, but demonize those who have suffered from their service. Sure, we show our appreciation for the service men and women who show an … Continue reading Independence Day For Whom?
My last post shared a letter written to my legislators regarding the discriminatory practices of disability insurers, AFLAC in particular, against the mentally ill. I'm here to report that the silence has been deafening. Unsurprisingly so. The Tuesday after I mailed it, Monday having been President's Day, I received a call from the assistant for … Continue reading The Silence is Deafening…
It went out in the mail today. The letter I wrote, all 9 pages of it. I sent it to the Maryland delegation to Congress: Senators Mikulski and Cardin; Representatives Harris, Sarbanes, Ruppersberger, Edwards, Hoyer, Delaney, Cummings and Van Hollen; Maryland’s Governor and Lt. Governor; the Governor’s Chief Legislative Officer (Joe Getty); and the Maryland … Continue reading It’s Time to Take a Stand
Another old blog post edited and reposted here for your enjoyment! I ran across an article about the Shroud of Turin. Apparently, a new study in Italy suggests that the Shroud may in fact not be a medieval fake as the last study suggested. It doesn't mean it is, in fact, the burial cloth of … Continue reading Why Can’t We Just All Get Along?
My US Government and History teachers would be proud. I just took a sample US citizenship test and scored a 100/100 (despite the fact that the answer to the question about the responsibility of the US Supreme Court is wrong - the correct answer is to interpret laws as they pertain to Constitutional issues. They … Continue reading I passed, Could You?
I've been around for... let's just say longer than people think when they look at me. I've made my share of friends, some good, others gigantic mistakes. I guess by this point in my life I can say I can speak about friendship. Overall, my experience with friendship has been rocky at best. I have … Continue reading Friendship, the Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly
On New Years Day, CBS Sports Commentator, Jim Rome, was commentating a football game and tweeted this: Really?!?!? After being slammed in Twitter for his ill-advised tweet, he deleted the original one (oh, the but the internet is forever thanks to some of those “dorks” I’m sure) and offered the following “apology”: Yes, Mr. Rome, … Continue reading Rome SHOULD be Burning