Posting History for CayceP
(with apologies to William Gibson and John Green) Sometimes you still appear. You are there in the holidays we spent estranged, Thanksgiving in particular which you could never stand, and ...
|The Grieving Room: Fragile
Welcome, fellow travelers on the grief journey and a special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room. We meet every Monday evening. Whether your loss is recent, or ...
|The Great Okay
Other diaries in this series are: Fade to white | Somewhere warm | Day to day | Haunted | Strings ...
|The way out is through
I was eighteen. The year 2000. I sat in front of the computer at midnight to see if anything would happen. My mother explained everyone logging in at once to see if anything happened might be the ...
|In the track of a train that never stops: the Dirty War in Argentina
One of many displays of the disappeared. In any diary I compose that falls under history, you will find this particular phrase: history is a conversation between the present and the past about the ...
|Strings and stakes
Other diaries in this series are: Fade to white , Somewhere warm , Day to day , and Haunted . They discuss my former partner of six years, her transition to living as a woman in ...
There are two stories of my name. Growing up I was given the Gaelic version. The European heritage matched the narrative of my face: eyes that faded to gray-blue in spite of my mother’s campaign ...
|Quick notes on Argentina and the Dirty War
Over the next few days there is sure to be more attention on DailyKOS about Argentina and its history. Certainly, this attention is needed if any of the comments I’ve read following the election ...
|The Grieving Room: Haunted
Welcome, fellow travelers on the grief journey, and a special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room . We meet every Monday evening. Whether your loss is recent or many years ago, ...
|Day to day
Fade to white and Somewhere warm are the two previous diaries in this series.
Fade to white is the first entry in this series. My current partner is very insistent on this: “Don’t play anything like Amazing Grace or How Great Thou Art or I will zombie-burst from the ...
|Fade to white
I remember you before all this. Before those awful shades reached up and pulled you back down. Nobody who knows would blame you, and none of us are thinking about who might be responsible. Not ...
|Resources to help cope with mass violence
Here are some resources for both children and adults to cope with the stress and aftermath of mass violence. I've tried to include as much as possible on how to talk to young people about events ...
Grey makes for homesickness. It took a few weeks to figure out why exactly, puddles dotted with mother-of-pearl oil and the hyper orange of leaves under murky skies made me long for the West again. ...
Words fail, but only just. Despite the fact that low-income women who give birth to children would logically need increased assistance to care for their larger family, Pennsylvania lawmakers — ...
|WYFP: ALL THE THINGS edition
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we ...
|On McDonald's and other things
The library I used to work for was on the edge of town. Before the edge of town, the houses would crumble, be covered in VACANT signs, orange and angry. There were missions with lines wrapped around ...
|Notes on cause-marketing, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS
Edit: This was originally written in 2009; I republish it on World AIDS Day. Obviously several things have happened since then to the credibility of Komen and LiveStrong, but those updates are ...
|Doing okay, other notes
I left my night shift hotel job a couple of weeks ago, and I've been away adjusting to working days in an office. Just after I heard about that job offer, someone anonymously gifted me a lifetime ...
|The final night.
My phone buzzed next to my head and I became conscious again. My cats blinked and yawned, continued to gaze out the window at winter rain. I knew what this call was and at first did not want to ...
|This I Believe
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|Thousands of Alices
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|WYFP: Sunrise, spiders, a good trade.
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else ...
|Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important ...
|Politics In Fiction: Hunger Games
My love of dystopian fiction came at a young age. My geeky family of night owls guaranteed I was surrounded by books. I was so absorbed by them I learned to read and understand words but ...
|WYFP: Bit of Everything Edition
I got hosed on my taxes this year because of a paperwork error I never caught. I think I paid more in taxes than several corporations. I don’t have my own computer. My ankle and knee are ...
|My godmother’s apartment
A two bedroom townhouse with 1.5 baths filled with a half century’s worth of kitsch. Figurines, elaborate crystal dragons. Things with cats. Collections abandoned. An enormous fish tank. The ...
|Two saved women
So this woman came into the branch a few days ago and asked for a bag. I’d finished helping her through the self-checkout. “If I don’t get one, my husband’s gonna yell at me.” Sometimes ...
|Small blue stud, Black baby doll.
The businessman looks like Howie Mandel. He’d spent the whole night at the bar, complaining about his wife and daughter. His daughter was a brat, a little fucking bitch, he said. He stinks of rum ...
|The good sleep.
"Good" sleep. More than four hours.
|Walk down the road
Because we've got the fire, and it's time.
|a follow up
Hello everyone. My previous diary made the rec list after I was away from a computer. I only have access ...
|Please Stop Touching Me
Hello there! How can I assist you? Yes, it's three in the morning and the bars are closed. You're drunk and want a room? Great, I have a good rate for you. Want some food? Fabulous. I will make you ...
|This Is Your TSA
From this article Sean Shanahan, 45, of Winthrop is being held on $50,000 cash bail following his arraignment in East ...
|One second at a time.
You know what? I can’t write today. I mean, I’m writing now insomuch as now has a particular measure in time and for the moment space and I notice even years after I gave up the ghost on ...
|The day and the night and the day
I haven’t diaried in some time for a couple of reasons. The first is immersion at a new hotel. It’s a boutique style environment, with fewer rooms than the behemoth property I was ...
|I died because of Kroger.
I work full time as a night clerk at a hotel. To supplement this income and to use my insomnia for something productive, I secured a job at a branch of the local library. At times, we have job help, ...
|I might have dreamt
My roommate gives me water and medicine. Pills stop pain, but like all headaches, the space of the pain remains. I can feel the shape of it, sometimes curved or jagged, a strange pulsing edge.
My doctor tells me to get up when this happens and do other things besides stay in bed, so I'll associate my bed with sleep and not frustration. I forget to darken the window because that's the cat ...
|Passing through the dark again
There's people passing through the dark again.
|if daylight will be better
I wish you would stop asking me to enforce policy that is illegal or has no basis in reality. "How old do you have to be to check in?" you screeched over and over, to the tune of five emails and a ...
|WYFP: Setting sun edition
WYFP (What's Your Fucking Problem) is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures,
|What's For Dinner?
Today is Mom's birthday. I've been missing family lately. Whenever I smell something close to what she'd cook while I was growing up, this feeling becomes more acute, so I've been thinking about how ...
|"We'll Beat You With A Bullet": Notes on tea parties, militias, and conspiracy
A man I did not recognize reached under his seat, pulled out a hangman's noose and shook it in my face, and said, 'This is a message for you.' Immediately afterwards, another man I did ...
|WYFP? Passing Through the Dark Edition
WYFP (which stands for What's Your Fucking Problem) is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures,
|Your First Political Memory
The end of 2009 approaches, and while many are engaging in year-in-review pieces, I’d like you to go back further and answer the following question for me: what is your first political ...
|On working during the holidays
Once in a while here a diary or series of comments will detail how outrageous it is of evil corporate goons to make us slave wage hourly types work on holidays. Well, I’ll be working on all ...
|I am 28 today
Today is my 28th birthday, which is why I suppose I am being more reflective at the moment about my life and where I might be heading. I’ve relocated from a small, strange tourist town in ...
|The Place We Were: Snapshot of September 12
The 9/12 Project cites a level of unprecedented unity following 9/11, and a desire to restore the nation back to "the place we were on September 12th." Beyond its website's limited and naturally ...
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