Shannon Moon's Blog
- Ruraltopia, Pennsylvania, USA
- December 31
- I am a librarian, teacher, writer, philosopher, mother, daughter, granddaughter, perpetual student, recluse and lover of literature and music. What else is there? Really.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Going Inside. . .an MRI
December 05, 2013 04:36PM
- The Mental Ward of the VA
Hospital in Pittsburgh
November 21, 2013 07:12PM
- Closed Doors
September 11, 2013 08:06PM
- Sweet Dilemmas
May 24, 2013 04:06PM
- Should We Use Our Own
Sexuality to Sell Ourselves?
April 20, 2013 01:22PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks, Erica. He's been
doing well. I mean, he's
in the hospital
December 04, 2013 03:44PM
- “Phyllis, thanks for
visiting. I'm sorry for your
I have never had
December 04, 2013 11:53AM
- “Kim, wow. Thanks. Your
words make me blush. We all
our own little
November 24, 2013 08:28PM
- “Rita, thank you. I had
to wait a while before I could
it. Like I just said
November 24, 2013 07:39PM
- “I'm writing a piece
based on my experiences with
him and his
PTSD. I realized
November 24, 2013 07:35PM
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After waiting years for the MRI*, I excitedly entered the hospital. Upon arriving in the correct department and waiting about 20 minutes, a woman led me to the MRI room. Her voice, I noticed during the scan, had a quality similar to Heather Burns. I had to remove my… Read full post »
I had been attached the very idea of being unattached. But then I met him. He served in Iraq in 2009 and developed PTSD as a consequence. We hadn't been together long when the symptoms arose, like an alien inhabiting a once kind and gentle man. I suppose the… Read full post »
It’s not without cause. But blame is more difficult to
assign. We may want to toss around notions of responsibility, but
the more you consider it, the more you realize that we are all
inevitably to blame.
In the course of my yesterday, two people physically assaulted me. I have the bruises… Read full post »
I need to say out loud what is in my head. It is a kind of fear, of sorts. It’ll sound crazy once I say it out loud. I think it’s probably other women’s dreams, so I suppose I am already imagining their wrath.
A 23 year old asked me… Read full post »
I require your professional opinion. I cannot solve this dilemma
on my own and I have to make a decision as I search for a job in
this tough economy.
Question (yes, it is completely biased in its wording): Should I give into societal pressure and paint my body to fit… Read full post »
I often feel like I am Cinderella.
Let me explain. For years, as an adult particularly, I would sweep and mop the floor every day. I live on a farm on a dirt road and so our floor has always been prone to becoming very dirty. Each day I’d easily sweep… Read full post »
Learning to teach students in a classroom or learning how to be a librarian through our education system is like learning to birth the horse in front of you by reading the Encyclopedia Britannica. Read full post »
I have become completely obsessed with moving far, far away from my current Ruralopolis-Bible-Belt. As I lie awake, my mind dreams of . . .
walking trails. . .grocery stores less than two miles from my home (now it’s at least 9 miles). . .concerts and museums. . .libraries and… Read full post »
I had made the plan that I would detail my daily life for the time that I am living through right now. I am a mother of two teenagers (well, a 12 and 17 year old), I am 35 years old, single, and I am employed as a children’s librarian (less… Read full post »
Dear Mr. Romney,
This probably won’t make you feel any better, and somehow I doubt you’ll even care what I think because I am in no way even a blip on your radar, but I actually felt sorry for you during your latest press conference.
It’s really hard for… Read full post »
I am going a little bit crazy right now. Somehow, my daughter texting me to say that her ipod has a broken screen (her sister “dropped” it yesterday morning) made me feel better. Odd, I know. I haven’t had time to apply to anything. There is a necessary time frame,/… Read full post »
I made two decisions this week. Both were kind of scaring.
Decision number 1--
For several years now I have slept on this couch:
As you can see, it is falling apart. It was my grandmother’s and she gave it to my parents, and I sort of… Read full post »
Life As I Know It.
I made a promise to myself that I would reveal myself here at regular intervals. I had hoped for once a week, but honestly, that may be pushing my limit a tiny bit too much. So what I am doing today? (As opposed to yesterday… Read full post »
If you had asked me when I was eight. . .
I didn’t know that some people were attracted to people of the same sex, that some didn’t believe in God, or that there were anything but caucasian people. I suppose I had an inkling for the last one, afterall there… Read full post »
- When I swear, my entire family ceases to function so that they can stop and stare at me in disbelief.
- Last month someone mistook me for a teenager.
- The number of lattes I purchase in a week is inversely correlated to the amount of money in my bank … Read full post »
Universe (or anyone reading),
I have to make a decision today. I have to know the answer within the next 2 and 1/2 hours.
Take graduate class for summer session 2.
Option one will cost me $1,7000 (public university). It is the class that… Read full post »
(What I am about to say makes me laugh. You’d have to read any prior blog of mine involving sex to understand.)
I think I might need angry sex. It’s hard to explain why. I’ve never had angry sex and I am not particularly fond of sex in/… Read full post »
So you have to work two jobs, huh? Three? No worries. Just follow these easy steps.
Step 1: Stop sleeping. You can sleep when you’re dead. Get over it. Maybe you can even pick up a fourth job. Don’t be so lazy, people! Take one for the economy. We’re not… Read full post »
Several days ago, I wrote the following:
I possess a strong fear of meeting or seeing anyone that I greatly respect for fear that they may disappoint me. I wonder if possibly I should never meet anyone. Am I not constantly disappointed in the behavior of others and so why would… Read full post »
I need to think through something.
Where my thoughts began. . .
It’s funny how everything seems to relate back to television. It took me a couple of weeks but I finally finished watching Apt Pupil. And strangely enough I also watched The Human Stain on the/… Read full post »
So I forgot to go to my child’s parent teacher conference today. I suck. It’s official. I am in such a funk today too, probably why I forgot.
That fact that I am a single parent of two kids (teenager and almost teen), going to school full time… Read full post »
Uncle Sam gave me almost five thousand dollars this spring, and I guess I put it to good use.
$62.50 local taxes
$170 doctor bill
$87 doctor bill
$595 car insurance
$4,000 on credit card (to bring the total balance down to $10,000)
Still owing ten thousand dollars… Read full post »
I am so screwed. I mean other than the fact that I am flirting with flunking (B or Cs) my grad classes (and would then ultimately lose my GA position).
No, it’s just the same dang inner conversation I’ve been having with myself since I came to… Read full post »
I dreamt that I was in our barn and helping my father. I didn’t think until it was time to leave that I had to be somewhere and I now needed a shower. All I noticed was that he had quickly brought me my stool and that he seemed happy that… Read full post »
Another year has come and gone. It’s a strange sort of anniversary. The first couple of years passed with little notice, little care. I was too busy, consumed with day-to-day living.
I have begun to notice.
I remember thinking how I couldn’t imagine a decade passing. B… Read full post »