One of the interesting things about humans is the way we assume we’re like everyone else in most respect. Variations are a surprise. Or perhaps that’s a “me” thing. At any rate, assumptions are a double-edged sword. For instance, I’ve always assumed that everyone I know thinks like me about politics – progressive, abortion – pro-choice, and immigration – accepting of most. It’s an attitude … Continue reading If You Don’t Have A Will, You’re Adulting Wrong.
A short-sighted, right-wing manifesto is making the rounds on Facebook again. It’s whiny, selfish bullshit, and I hate it. It’s been around since the book face began, though it gets tweaked every so often to update to the other being vilified. In case you’ve been absent, trans people are the popular target these days. God forbid we pay attention to the myriad of real problems … Continue reading Selfish People.
I hope this finds you well. I miss this world. I miss all my worlds, but this is one of the characteristics of depression – a wholesale withdrawal. There’s also the depression. Being depressed isn’t all that conducive to action. I’m not in a great headspace these days. I’m fragile. I react badly to obstacles or things that don’t go well or as planned, and … Continue reading Resilience and fragility – an off-the-cuff joint.
How’s everyone doing? I hope you’re well. I’ve been derelict with most of my relationships. This is one of the problems with episodic depression – while you’re in it you miss much of the world happening around you. Good things, bad things, important things, and minutiae – none of it feels real. Even if you attend in body, the spirit is elsewhere. Nowhere good, but … Continue reading A return to baseline – when depression starts to ease.