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Friday, January 2, 2015

Blackie and Jonathan

In 1962 we moved to Lexington and for the first vacation of my life, we rode the B & O Railroad across West (by God) Virginia to Washington, D.C. It was a beautiful trip into the mountains, around the mountains, through (literally) the mountains. I stood where I wasn't supposed to be, between... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

George (Blackie) Gregory

The first time I saw him i was stunned. My uncle. A brown man (Armenian) with sailor tattoos on his arms. He approached us kids to say hello after kissing my mother (and father) and held out his hand. "If you can guess what is in my hand, you can have it for keeping." I said, "a turtle?" Yes you are... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 22, 2014

JUST LIKE GOLDILOCKS

Starting my second week of internship. So happy to hear from my friends back in Canada, I know your travels abroad were filled with color and excitement. My days are filled with group therapy sessions in the morning, debriefing sessions, and intake Monday and Wednesday afternoons. It is fast-paced... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

OVER MIDDAY COFFEE (JUST GOT UP)

Well, I started the internship at the local hospital. Got 32 hours a week going, leaving Friday open for substitute teaching. It should be easier to do because my schedule is normalized. I work 8 to 4:30. My first day I missed all the therapy due to a misunderstanding or mis-communication on my... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 12, 2014

CONGRESS VOTES TO CUT 93 MILLION IN AID TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN

From HUFFPO: #4) $93 MILLION CUT FROM THE WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN NUTRITION PROGRAM Since those shiny new F-35s aren't going to pay for themselves, Congress did manage to trim a few areas of the budget. For example, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children,... Sign in to see full entry.

GONNA NEED WILEY TO PULL MY FANNY OUT THE FIRE

From May 22 this year, unti the present day, I have been enrolled in college for the purpose of achieving enough credits (24) to qualify me for an internship in alcohol and drug use disorder. Yesterday I had my last final and today I begin the tight schedule of hospital internship. My schedule... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Queenly

Your body is the police captain, daring me to move, Holding me in her grasp; my hands are in the air and I cannot breathe I feel panic, and then you speak: "everything's gonna be all right". I feel deeply inside me, such a scare turn to excitation, "It's only adrenalin", I tell myself, but I'm... Sign in to see full entry.

WHO ELSE IS WORRYING ABOUT DR. PHIL?

I'm at a loss. I was just trying to find a blend for Plato-St. Augustine and Aristotle-Thomas Aquinas. What I came up with was a circle. The early Western thinkers, no doubt influenced by the Greeks and Orientals, was the concept that "out there" somewhere was God, and He (not She) was surrounded by... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 5, 2014

TRUTH & RECONCILIATION

Trauma. It's trauma - felt by all at some time - that brings on the suffering. It separates us from the bond of humanity: whether we are the victim or perpetrator. It needs to be talked out. But what do we do? We threaten each other, since there is no other witness, to keep it a secret. But what... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Alcohol Use Disorder: The Magic Pill

As an addict and alcoholic in recovery, this student writer is constantly on the alert for a magic pill for the relief of substance abuse. How nice it would be to tell suffering clients that all they have to do is to take a pill every day, and they will have no need or desire for alcohol. Osterweil,... Sign in to see full entry.

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