It has been over a year since I have posted anything here, and it has been a year full of, well, everything.
2020 brought us COVID-19 which effectively shut the country down and made toilet paper scarce, as well as made the use of masks mandatory and necessary. It also brought me two more back surgeries, a new wheelchair, and forced me to face my PTSD up close and personal. Continue reading A Living Memorial
EMS personnel are suffering from PTSD. On 14 August 2016, I posted about my PTSD and “seeing faces.” (Original post can be found HERE ) This is an update, a warning, and a plea.
Three years after that post, almost to the day, my PTSD influenced my life greater than I could have anticipated. While I am acutely aware of the effects it can have on you PTSD does not care about that. I ended up needing and receiving intensive assistance for more than a week, and although I am out, and stabilized, I understand it is not over yet. Continue reading An Update, A Warning, And A Plea
I am so blessed.
I have a wonderful family, supportive friends, and a life is generally not that bad. Continue reading Seeing Faces
I was so bored today you would not believe what I ended up doing!
No, seriously, you would not believe it! Or, if you know me, you probably would. Continue reading I was bored so you would not believe what I did! (clickbait style)
Today I read an article entitled, “When You’re in the Gray Area of Being Suicidal” and it got me to thinking about myself, my life, and my future.
Recently I lost my job, not by any fault of my own, but the company closed after 21 glorious years. I do not blame the owners as they have been like parents to me over the many years I worked there and it was definitely time for them to retire and enjoy their lives without the headaches and heartaches of running a business. Even so, I find myself in a situation now that I have never been in; unemployed. Continue reading Depression and Suicide: Options But Not The Option
I will not be shamed for who I am.
I have not done anything wrong against you, your race, your religion, or your being.
You cannot shame me for who I am.
The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines shame as:
“a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong.” Continue reading Shame on you for trying to shame me
Do these folks know how hard it is to reboot a server on the weekends? During the weekday it is no problem, but on weekends, jeez. Continue reading There is nothing “simple” about rebooting a server
It has been suggested by a few folks that follow me on Facebook that I should begin a blog containing some of my life adventures, ideas, opinions, and humour. This blog is just that; a central location for me to keep all my opinions and such.
I can tell you that I have many interests, some of which are thought of as being noncontroversial such as genealogy, but even genealogy can be very controversial. I am also a practicing Pagan, which pisses off the Christian fundamentalists, a far right wing Constitutionalist, which pisses off most Pagans, a gun owner and concealed and open carry supporter, which pisses off most liberals and gun control advocates, and have many, many other opinions that generally piss off everybody else not mentioned above. Continue reading In the Beginning (there always has to be a beginning)