OMG the ACA is like FML

Mara Schiavocampo, I would like to invite you to a special dance in my kitchen. Refreshments will be served.

“A simple obstacle in the way”

“This is the will to survive. This is how humans lived long enough to become the dominant species.”

Stuff I found while looking around

This week’s link roundup.

If this isn’t for you, it’s for someone you know

Why can’t you just snap out of it? What reason do you have for being so sad? Why can’t you pull it together already?

As part of my calling in life

I was very recently invited to be on the Board of Directors for the Utah division of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and attended my first meeting last week…

Does this nervous breakdown make me look crazy?

The trip to Wyoming… where do I… hm… it’s just…okay. We are alive. I’ll start there. No one died. Did I want to die? Do I have to answer that question? Can we change the subject? Here’s the thing about my kids and the way I’ve raised them: we like routines. My kids eat at [...]

Dialogue

Hi. How are you? Fine? You’re fine? Is that the truth? You want me to stop asking? Leave you alone? But what if I care? What if I really care? What if I told you that I’m asking not because I’m supposed to ask but because I set aside the next hour of my life [...]

Because I couldn’t say it on the phone

I was recently at lunch with a few friends, one who had just been diagnosed with OCD that manifests itself in a need to straighten up everything around her, and I was all really? That’s considered OCD? Because I thought that was just considered BEING ALIVE. And because she hasn’t ever read this website she [...]