Category Archives: Ramblings and Rants

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Suicide


To those of you who have thought about committing suicide or those of you who have attempted suicide: I am glad you are still here. To those of you who have a loved one struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide: rally around your loved one and do everything you can to get them the help they need. Isolation is a major factor in suicide, being there for someone does matter.

 

No Discussion


I wrote a post a while back titled Rainbow Retards. I’ve gotten quite a bit of interesting attention regarding this post, most of which has been by of way private messages. I did share and reply to the two comments that were submitted. I just wanted to write a little about my experience and thoughts surrounding this post. Read the rest of this entry

Father’s Day Present — Fowl Language Comics


Bonus Panel The post Father’s Day Present appeared first on Fowl Language Comics.

via Father’s Day Present — Fowl Language Comics

Off and Away


I’m out of state. We’re here to visit with Monkey’s family. Got in yesterday. I was super tired. Laid down and passed right out. Monkey’s sister graduates today and we’re here to see that 🙂 Not sure when this party gets started. Monkey and Dragon are still sleeping. I slept solid which is why I’m up and full of energy.  Read the rest of this entry

What is Neurodiversity?


I went and read this lovely post written by Neurodivergent Rebel: What is Neurodiversity? Does it Exclude People with Severe Disabilities?. It got me thinking about the topic. I wrote a long response to this and now I think that a post is in order.

Let’s start with me directing you to read this post by Nick Walker: Neurodiversity Some Basic Terms and Definitions. He offers an excellent explanation of the terminology that makes this (and other) discussions easier. I personally will be using the terminology in the manner outlined in his post. So, if you are confused by how I am using the language, read his post for clarity. Read the rest of this entry

Reality


Brother?


Etymology


7 Years


So, WP has informed me that I’ve been clacking away here for 7 years. Weird. In some ways, seems like I’ve been here forever. In others, it seems like I just got here. Life is so funny like that.

Vulture Culture


I had a feeling my world was amiss. I’d been dizzy, foggy, confused, listless. There was familiarity there, beside me, dog-like loyalty. Curiosity kept pulling at the leash, trying to change my direction. An auspicious white light in the distance caught my eye, illuminated by freshly sprouted emerald grass. My stomach turned, my heart skipped. […]

via Vulture Culture — A Lion Sleeps in the Heart of the Brave

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