Randy was truly difficult from the first day that I met him in the hospital. “I’m your case manager” “So” I showed him the proof, he was considered legally incapacitated, and now he had a court appointed guardian. He didn’t care. I established his Social Security Benefits, I applied for his medicaid. I moved him […]Read more "The Comfort Pizza: Katie’s TMI Project Story"
It’s been one year since I moved my then 22 year old autistic daughter into her supported living apartment. As part of the transition, the apartment was set up weeks before she moved. She visited a few times before the move so she had a visual picture of what she new home would be like. […]Read more "A Year Without Autism"
With the country being ripped to bits it may seem like there are more divisions than ever betwixt our brethren. But there are 323 million people in the USA, we can’t all be fat and stupid. Take heart, somewhere out there tonight, someone is hosting a Gay, Black, Cowboy Quilting Bee. Yet even with the […]Read more "The Five or 10 Types of People Who You Will Meet for the Rest of Your Life."
Those days when weeks feel like years. Sadness sits with me and I review everything that I have done in my life in the middle of my life. The past is not my best period. Sometimes I reach way back and feel ok. With the exception of the late library books and the time I […]Read more "Some heavy days"
Our adorable albino Ken Doll of a VP Mike Pence claimed this week that the GOP Health Care Bill will strengthen Medicaid. Sure, cuts of $700 billion is a way to strengthen the program. Good job, liar. Why diss Medicaid when it is more cost effective than private insurance right now. Maybe I’m a little sore […]Read more "America First! as Long as You Mean Americans Killing Foreigners"
[a creative nonfiction but that was just rejected for publication] I spent the better part of the last 20 years letting three children suck the life out of me. They consistently depended on my help at all kinds of ungodly hours. Preschool aged mornings were the worst. I had twin girls, one of whom had […]Read more "The Lovely Eggs "
David Brooks sure hit a nerve this week. With his very subtly titled New York Times op-ed about how the snobs are beating the slobs. I think we’ve seen this movie like 10,000 times already. He pisses all over fancy ladies barre classes and buying upscale strollers as if women’s consuming habits are really the […]Read more "David Brooks Needs Some Fucking Manners."