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What depression really looks like

“Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out your normal healthy ability to …

Jello shots for the ages

1 *JAGER BOMB* boil 1 cup red bull (in place of water), add black cherry or orange jello, 1 cups jager. 2 *MARGARITA* boil 1 cup water, add 3 oz pkg lime jello, 4 oz tequila, 4 oz sweet & sour margarita mix. sprinkle with salt just before firm. (substitue …

March

Coming in like a lion: I can’t tell you how much I love this picture, mane streaming in the wind. And here are two women in bird heads sharing a joke or something. Isn’t it odd, a little macabre, even? Easter is almost here, I got Katie enough candy to …

Oops, and there went February.

Here’s a butterfly for you.  Pretty!  I painted it on DrawQuest recently, a fun new iPad drawing game.  I do that instead of blogging these days, I guess.   And my ATF reddit picture:   We wax, we wane. It’s the dance of life. Every living thing is a pulse. …

Auspicious date

I wanted to take a picture on my iPhone of 12:12 on 12-12-12 and I got it out at 12:08 and then promptly forgot about it when something shiny went by. Feh.   So, because I didn’t get to write it anywhere else today, 12-12-12 Next time will be in …

Advil Calendar, Week 2

Once again, hats off to Your Neighborhood Librarian for this very fine Advil calendar. Also, why is it that every single librarian I know is such a fun writer?  I must have missed something about librarians (probably a lot, really) back in school. My stepson wanted to be a librarian, …

Advil Calendar, Week 1

Advent for grownups – Week 1 I cannot take credit for this idea. I stole it from a librarian a few years back.  Paula.   The rest is hers: This idea was suggested by my friend Chris’s little girl, Wendy Darling (she is surrounded by feral boys, including my two boys, …

Winky winky

from the NY Times, Pagan Kennedy (no, not a typo) “The first line of my obituary is going to mention the smiley face,” says Scott Fahlman, who would rather be remembered for his research into artificial intelligence. But like it or not, Fahlman has become famous for three keystrokes. In …