Prom queens, valedictorians, gossips, and backstabbers.

DEAR ABBY: I am a 73-year-old retired woman who still maintains contact with a number of old and new friends for movies, dinner, museum visits, etc. Until the COVID virus, we did things often. Now, not so much. Someone in this group told me that on a couple of occasions, a few of them wereContinue reading “Prom queens, valedictorians, gossips, and backstabbers.”

The interview

This is depressing. I went to see the government-appointed psychiatrist today to be evaluated regarding my disabled status, and the guy was focused on asking me about depression and anxiety. His first question was, “How long has your depression been causing problems for you?” I get it. I do. Depression is the leading cause ofContinue reading “The interview”

Run with us.

Does anyone remember The Raccoons cartoon show? At the end of the program they always played the most beautiful theme music. Here’s the YouTube link, complete with a video. To the best of my knowledge, these lyrics are ¬© Lisa Lougheed. When darkness falls, Leaving shadows in the night, Don’t be afraid, Wipe that fearContinue reading “Run with us.”

I’m just being too ambitious today! Geez.

TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDE¬†(but I’m not suicidal now–it’s in the past) So, I’m not sure which direction my life is headed in. I’ve bailed on my second novel of the year because I wasn’t feeling it. I haven’t sold any furniture, but I haven’t tried very hard. I get agitated when my furniture is imperfect, andContinue reading “I’m just being too ambitious today! Geez.”

Too much honesty.

So, I’m hoping to be contacted by my city’s organization that runs the CASA program. (Court-appointed special advocates.) I want to volunteer as a CASA in order to help kids who are in the system. The CASA speaks up for kids if they’ve committed crimes because they were abused, for example, and explains the circumstancesContinue reading “Too much honesty.”

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