A friendly sage told me that she was going to ignore all the 9/11 ten-year anniversary hoopla. Oh, that I had heeded her advice. But then I read "Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult." I can't find any substantial point in this article, written by Mike Lofgren, that… Continue reading Nut Jobs for 9/11 Truth
Yesterday, the assistant to the administrator of the division I work in (300 people strong) came to my office. She gave me a nylon bag (Made in China) with our organization's logo on it and said, "A--- (name of administrator) wanted you to have this to thank you for all that you do." A soul-sapping… Continue reading Thank Who?
Well, my mother's mania continues. Last week, she accused me of stealing family photos. Mom: Kelly, I think you may have accidentally taken the pictures of my children home with you. Me: No Mom, I didn't bring any pictures home with me. Mom: Well, I can't find them. I've had them since 1965, and I'd… Continue reading Stubborn Through This Season
Mom update: She's about the same---perhaps a bit more paranoid. My brother stopped by last night and the meds are all hanging out together in a big bowl, like Halloween candy waiting for trick-or-treaters. Me update: I'm tired of blogging about my mom (sommayous will be relieved to hear that!). Worrying about her doesn't do… Continue reading Then the Quail Came
I heard Malcolm Gladwell on Rachel Maddow's show the other day talking about decoding institutions. The journey that I'm on now vis-a-vis my mother's mental illness is one of not simply decoding institutions, but of decoding a system that involves multiple institutions. My bipolar mother is not, in the strictest sense, a "danger to herself… Continue reading Around the Barn
The Scout has returned from Arkansas. He is glad to be home and is recovering nicely. Outside Forest Grove, Oregon. My mom is at home in Oregon refusing to take her meds. It's the disease. For those who missed, the previous blather on this topic is here. I spoke with an attorney yesterday and figured… Continue reading Uncertainty