Dear Annie: Please tell “Ready to Die” that she can get disability payments because she has a mental health disorder. The problem is that people tell the disability examiners how badly they feel. But that is not the examiner’s job to assess. They want to know how dysfunctional your daily life is. I am writingContinue reading “Disability!”


Life is weird. I’ve been giving more consideration to becoming a CASA (court-appointed special advocate) ever since the local branch emailed me and sent me a link to their online application. It’s a scary application. They want to know my job history, and they want three references. It’s causing all that weird application anxiety IContinue reading “Doubt.”

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Dear Mesmerizing Meg: I parked in a parking space labeled “secretary” at my daughter’s preschool today. As soon as I got my child out of the car, I heard someone say that this was her space because she was the school secretary. I immediately turned around and apologized. The school secretary was in the streetContinue reading “Fun questions today!”

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