I’m Cranky, Sad and Defiant. December, Here I Come.

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There is no opening sentence that will accurately describe my emotional mindset right now. How about “my month has been a delightful Panoply of precursors to the next four years as well as most of what’s been happening forever that I never thought about?” I started out after the election feeling numb and cutting myself […]

Our Cat Has Pancreatic Cancer and Three Months to Live #NaBloPoMo

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Emberly came to live with us in late September 2015. He had been living on the streets near a friend’s home in Brighton Heights. My original thought was that we would take him to the shelter when it was open, but a night in our bathroom was better than another night on the streets. Then […]

Six Bloggers Walk Into an Art Gallery

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Six bloggers walked into an art gallery to have a conversation … This was far more fun than I anticipated. I had forgotten quite a bit about some of the history of political blogging during the mid-2000’s. It was fascinating to revisit that time period and have a chance to look through the eyes of […]

#NaBloPoMo

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What do you want to say to Hillary Clinton today? This today’s prompt. I committed to respond to the prompts so here I am, staring at my laptop. I have nothing to say. I feel no defiance, no hope, no peace. Just fear and anxiety. Hillary tried. She didn’t fail – we failed. And she’ll […]

One Day in the Life of Susan Kerr #NaBloPoMo

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If you could redo one moment in your life, what would it be and why? How would it change who you are now? For me, regret isn’t tied up to one single pivotal moment. It is more a cascade of memories that starts perhaps with dropping out of graduate school (the first time around) and […]

Remember the Bread #NaBloPoMo

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Today’s Prompt: What was your worst Thanksgiving food fail? My head is filled with all of the big things today, so I was tempted to skip this prompt and write about something important. Then I remembered that Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year so of course it is an important prompt. Plus, I really […]

Those Were The Days & Should Be Again (on Netflix)

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Which fall shows should totally be canceled already? OK, so nope to that prompt. Instead, here is my list of shows that should be picked up by Netflix and/or Amazon Prime already. All in the Family/The Jeffersons/Good Times/Maude – Norman Lear’s relevance to modern times can’t be overemphasized. We need Florida, Archie and Weezy to […]

Complete Honesty Has Consquences #NaBloPoMo

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If you could be completely honest with no regrets, what would you say and to whom? I would ask all of the adults in my family why they protected a child molesting rapist, but didn’t protect the kids. All of us. Actually, I would never ask that question because I’m unwilling to be the instigator […]

I Joined a Committee. Dear God. #NaBloPoMo

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When was the last time you did something brave? What happened? This prompt has me somewhat stumped. When you live with anxiety, bravery takes on a whole new level. It can be brave to talk to the cashier or ask someone in an aisle to help you reach an item on a higher shelf. There’s […]

A Tall Drink of Water To Help My Mental Health #NaBloPoMo

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It is NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and I am going to participate by blogging every day of November in response to the official prompts. It is more of a blogging exercise for me than anything else, but please read away … When you’re having a bad day with your mental health, what do you […]