AUGUST 25, 2014 12:07PM

Deadly Depression

Thinking out loud again: There has been a lot of talk between people, online, and in the media about depression, clinical depression, in the wake of Robin Williams' suicide. He is someone who, no doubt, touched all of our lives at some point and even stole

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AUGUST 25, 2014 11:39AM

Blue Cross Blue Shysters

backstory: I had a double whammy injury 3 weeks ago. I impaled my toe with the icepick that sticks out of the bottom of a cello (who knew?) I was pretty sure stitches would be required, but first I had to get my daughter to school so I reached for a… Read full post »

AUGUST 25, 2014 11:22AM

OS cover

Is it just me, or has the cover of OS been the exact same stories for months now? I feel like Bill Murrey in Ground Hog's Day.

AUGUST 4, 2014 3:50AM

Ebola down the street? Say what?

Thinking out loud here....

As I was scrolling down my facebook newsfeed, I saw something about Ebola in Atlanta so I checked the paper. Seems a Dr. Brantley had gone to Africa to treat and eradicate the deadly Ebola outbreak there...... but he caught it himself.Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2014 9:40AM


Yes I am talking about the freak show of dead people with their skin pulled off. I do not understand why anyone would want to see this, much less donate their cadaver to Dr. Frankenstien to become a permanent dissection display for the world to see. 

I think… Read full post »

Frustration vent....

It is from the autistic umbrella wrapped up in personality disorders that I speak. A child needs help and he needs it NOW but there isn't any. There are loads of people in psych and education who are more than happy to define termsRead full post »

MARCH 22, 2012 11:30AM


I come here once in a while. I will admit I've had writers block for a while now. So what? It will go away eventually. But when I come here to OS, I have to sign in through the front page. Oh my God. Every time its the same shit plastered… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2012 6:10PM

Invisible (Autism)

Invisible - Disabilities from the inside out.

Autism, in the mid to mild spectrums, is invisible. You can't see it and it's not immediately, and sometimes ever, obvious to onlookers. In middle school, it seems, life becomes an asshole contest. Who can be the biggest asswipe on the bus, who can be… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2011 1:22PM

My Adventures in Bumphuck 2 (re-write)

{This was my second adventure in Bumphuck county and I did a pretty extensive re-write and thought I'd throw it out there because I have another chapter coming soon and wanted to refresh your acquaintance with some of the back-story)

So I made another trip out to Bumphuck for an… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2011 2:34AM

Inescapable View

For the love of God, WHY, after all these long years, do you still haunt the halls of my dreams? Walking through the dark corridors of my mind like a ghost, faded, bitter-sweet, but empty, yet in that place, in dreams, you stir something lost. Like a locust shell in a… Read full post »

OCTOBER 19, 2011 1:34PM

A Grim Tale

Once upon a time there was an old man and old woman who had been married for 58 years and lived in a little cottage deep in the wood. The old man had developed a nasty habit of gambling away every penny, and even every thing, they ever had. When he… Read full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2011 10:25PM

Lies, Untruths and General Bullshit

In my 17 year veteran parenthood, I have discovered the virtues of being able to tell some really good lies. There are somethings a kid just ought not to know about their parents, especially in the financial department. It helps, to be sure, if there are other families in your neighborhood… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 6:24PM

Ideal Reader, you know who you are.

Dude. Can I do it? Can I write a book? Regardless of publishing, can I actually write a whole book and make it at least somewhat enjoyable to read?

I wondered. Maybe I could. My whole life I saw myself as an artist and that's what I became professionally, but… Read full post »

Drove by a funeral home today. There were men in suits on the front porch and police cars waiting in the parking lot to escort the funeral procession to the graveyard.

They are doing road construction on the road I was on and the flagman was taking his sweet time on slow… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2011 10:06PM


That's what's been on my mind lately. My dad died of lung cancer in 2006. My mom was single for 3 years. She started dating and soon after married a wonderful man. He was older than her by a good bit but spry and the picture of health. In fact, a… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2011 9:49PM

Y'all A!n't Gonna Bel!eve Th!s Sh!t

First off, let me say I am on a nice dose of NyQuil and further reference to NyQuil will be made as NQ or NQ'd, simply because it is so cumbersome to write when you are NQ'd.

 It all started with this relentless case of heartburn that I suspect is… Read full post »

JANUARY 27, 2011 12:44PM

Gone in 60 seconds - The Repo Man Cometh

Preface: SavageHusband (SH) is never here when things go wrong. But he redeems himself later on. 

Monday night, I think it was, SH came in to hug me awake. Actually it was a goodnight hug, but he drops his dead weight on me and it's like being trapped… Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2011 9:10AM

Birds and fish and frogs OH MY!

This is for Trig, in case he doesn't see my comment on his Bad Moon Rising post. It is in regard to the recent dead bird rains. This is small bit of knowledge I had tucked away in Apache's College of Useless Knowledge - which is collection of really odd facts… Read full post »

OCTOBER 27, 2010 1:40PM


Happy Halloween
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OCTOBER 24, 2010 8:46PM

Ghost in the Rear View Mirror

So I took my little ones to their elementary school last week. It was still dark, but on the brink of dawn. I turned out of the school parking lot and caught myself exceeding the school zone speed limit. I slowed down just as I passed

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OCTOBER 24, 2010 2:28AM


October 21, 2010 is the official quit date. I quit smoking and there is no way in hell I will ever pick up another cigarette.

As many of you may know, my dad died of lung cancer in 06. My mom remarried a year ago today and we found out… Read full post »

JULY 13, 2010 4:54PM


I am a foot person. What that means is that the appearance of my feet matters a great deal to me. It also means the appearance of your feet means something to me as well. What that meaning is, depends greatly upon whether or not you are following proper foot etiquette.… Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2010 8:54AM

Goldman Sacked

Well I say it's about time! Goldman was practicing dentistry when I was a kid and I chipped my tooth and my mother took me to him and he built on a shitty fake tooth that was too big for my mouth and gave me buck teeth, causing me to have… Read full post »

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I was shopping at the market
For a bra that would not make me weary
For I am allergic to elastic
and am tactile defensive, really.

I was deep within Wal-Mart
When suddenly I spied them
Racks and racks of stiffened bras
With boobies already inside them!

I wasn't deterred but yet I stopped
What would those… Read full post »

MARCH 14, 2010 8:23PM

A Rapist Comes to Bumphuck County

For earlier Bumphuck tales click links below:

You know you're in Bumphuck Egypt when...

Another Adventure in Bumphuck

A Rapist Comes to Bumphuck County

Made another trip out to Bumphuck county the other day and of course I stopped in at the produce stand to talk to… Read full post »

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