Orangutans at the table: Life with three wild boys.

In my pre-Mama days, I watched a nature program about scientists raising a few orphaned juvenile orangutans in the jungle. The mothers had been poached and they never had the benefit of socialization. The scientists were living with the animals in a camp. The scene that has stayed with me all of these years isContinue reading “Orangutans at the table: Life with three wild boys.”

I’m COVID, how are you? Relearning how to speak to people during a pandemic.

There’s a comedian, Brian Regan, who does this funny bit about not being able to properly speak English, his native language. “I know enough English to get by, like, I could order in a restaurant and stuff. ‘I want Ham! One ham please, to eating the ham! Bring ham to eating the ham, please!’ YouContinue reading “I’m COVID, how are you? Relearning how to speak to people during a pandemic.”

“please consider the impact on the environment before printing this email”

This is my “furious with Special Education administrator” face. Yes, there was a time when people printed out emails. It was called the aughts? 2000’s? One of those. Regardless, it was a thing and it was wasteful. Of course, there’s always those who know better and do better, so they would add to their emailContinue reading ““please consider the impact on the environment before printing this email””

In case you’ve been Googling COVID-19 VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS: Yes, the vaccine is going to cause your immune related issues to flare (psoriasis, IC, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc.)

Your Googling has just been fruitful! If you are like me and suffer from psoriasis and a host of other autoimmune related ailments (fibromyalgia, Hashimotos, neuropathy, interstitial cystitis), you have probably spent the past year scouring the web for information about how COVID-19 will impact your health. And like me, you have probably read plentyContinue reading “In case you’ve been Googling COVID-19 VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS: Yes, the vaccine is going to cause your immune related issues to flare (psoriasis, IC, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, etc.)”

Thank Goodness We’re Back on Dinosaurs: Autistic Obsessions Affect the Whole Family

When an autistic child gets obsessed or passionate about a topic, you had better pray you’re interested in learning every minute detail about that subject. Because that special child is going to want to talk, and talk, and talk about it. It’s just how they’re hardwired. And it’s how autistic obsessions suck in the wholeContinue reading “Thank Goodness We’re Back on Dinosaurs: Autistic Obsessions Affect the Whole Family”

There’s a Special Joy to Fridays Again!

I am not shy in my distain for distance learning. I am running in three directions, beholden to the school district’s schedule and rules, only they’re happening in my house! I mean, ok, I do bend/ignore their rules whenever I can, I won’t lie. And I take satisfaction in yelling about did you flush theContinue reading “There’s a Special Joy to Fridays Again!”

The Trump-ocalypse

Just a quick post to offer you this limited opportunity to hitch your wagon to my anxiety star! I saw all of this Trump insanity playing out in my neurotic dreams, circa 2016. It’s my witchy sight. And this stretches back well before covid. But to keep things contemporary, let just say if there hasContinue reading “The Trump-ocalypse”

2020 “Musings”

I’m not alone in feeling bleary from this Lost Year. Mostly, I feel like I’ve been abducted from my real life, by aliens, or an evil overlord, and am living out my days on a stage. It’s kind of like the movie “The Truman Show” but no one is running the show and there’s noContinue reading “2020 “Musings””

Fiddle Leaf Fig, I Wish That I Never Brought You Home

At the start of the pandemic, we were all cycling through similar horrors: How will we get 36 rolls of toilet paper?! Yeast! We need yeast to make our own bread! and, Quick, buy a ton of houseplants! Ultimately, we got the toilet paper and grocery thing sorted. I never did have to resort toContinue reading “Fiddle Leaf Fig, I Wish That I Never Brought You Home”