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How to Recognize Physical Abuse in Your Relationship [UPDATED]

I said I would follow up that last post about emotional and mental abuse with one about physical abuse, so here it is.

It’s definitely more cut-and-dried, but with the added challenge of trying to spot it in other people, this may also end up being a lengthy post, so buckle up.

Before I begin, […]

Types of Abuse and How to Spot Them [UPDATED]

While this post was inspired by, yet again, the situation that inspired THIS post, (situation described here in the decorum post, which has been restored to it’s original self, because honestly? fuck the person trying to censor me), it’s actually a post I’ve been trying to write for four years – since my marriage ended […]

On decorum and disagreements [UPDATED]

There comes a point when someone is going to say something to you that you don’t like. That person may do it on purpose, or it may be an accident. They may apologize if you point it out, they may not (after all, if it’s an opinion stated rationally, they have nothing to apologize for).


An entry that’s not Lyme-related. Y’all must be excited.

I’m going to talk about Ferguson, MO, for a second.

Don’t worry, I’ll be quick.

First they came for the Communists,

and I didn’t speak up,

because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews,

and I didn’t speak up,

because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they […]

Surgery date scheduled! It’s quite soon!

This coming Wednesday, the 25th, I’ll have my pre-op visit.

Two days later, on the 27th, I’ll have my combination surgery/biopsy to remove the stupid tumor-thing.


If my body could stop generating medical bills, that’d be awesome.


I’ll update everyone when I have news.

YGTBFKM, personal edition. (language warning – as if you didn’t see that coming)

[Before you read this: There are so many more people that have been awesome to me this year, and in years past, than there ever have been assholes. That may be why the assholes stand out so much. Being that they stand out, they annoy me greatly. If I’ve ever fussed at you, but I’m […]

Quick announcements – New Raffle, Surgery, Internet Sabbatical

I’m writing this in Word, waiting for my internet to come back, where I will cut and paste it. I’m pointing this out because…well…my internet is derping, and this may be a lengthy entry, meaning typing it online wouldn’t work too well. Logistics, I guess.


First, there’s a new raffle. Erin has graciously offered […]

BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT: In an attempt to make this more balanced…

…as well as because someone asked, I’m going to try to make my blog a varied-topic place, again.

I slowed down because my life is pretty one-sided, right now, but my interests are all over, so there’s no reason why I can’t focus on more than one thing.


I was recently asked by a […]


It’s taken me a while to really connect with this sentence on more than a superficial level, and I think I’ve mentioned it in passing on that level, but lately, this has become apparent to the point of being ridiculous:

I have PTSD.

There’s no one source, no one event…it’s a culmination of how I […]