September 29, 2014
My migraine brain is strange and frustratingly emotional. One aspect of this is state I now dub “pudding hysteria.” Sometimes after a migraine when I am still feeling terrible I have incredible cravings for particular foods that I do not … Continue reading
September 22, 2014
In 1969, there were 502 convictions for tax fraud. Such cases, called “white-collar crimes,” usually involve people with a good deal of money. Of those convicted, 20 percent ended up in jail. The fraud averaged $190,000 per case; the sentences … Continue reading
September 17, 2014
I minored in math in undergrad. In about the second week or third week of each math course, I would strongly consider dropping, convinced I wasn’t clever enough to pass. I made a B in one of those courses and … Continue reading
September 15, 2014
In May 1967, the Pentagon historians write: “McNaughton was also very deeply concerned about the breadth and intensity of public unrest and dissatisfaction with the [Vietnam] war … especially with young people, the underprivileged, the intelligentsia and the women.” 1967. … Continue reading
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All Our Sad Stories
Yes, we too often discount the effects of emotional abuse. I like to walk loudly, in shoes that clack, because I was not allowed to make a sound when I walked.
All The Comments on Every Recipe Blog
Canada’s anti-counterfeiting bill stalled by US demand for removal of humanitarian safeguards
Mental health workers and depression.
Depression as invasive and external. Depression as something that can be cast out.
What is Privacy?
“As a result of the destabilization of social spaces, what’s shocking is how frequently teens have shifted from trying to restrict access to content to trying to restrict access to meaning.” Teenagers do the internet better, first
September 10, 2014
I looked up at the iv bag, half empty now, wondering when or if it would work. The drug dripping coldly into my arm was one familiar to me. In the past, it had made me writhe across the bed … Continue reading