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Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 29 2012

Gone

I’ve been gone for a few days, in part because I started school, and in part because there was a tragedy at school. I couldn’t muster interest in Internet Words when I wasn’t even able to offer useful words to people right in front of me. Which brings me to this. I’d like you to …

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Sep 25 2012

The Friend Manual, Part IV

This one is all from you–from the brilliant comments on Part I, Part II, and Part III of the Friend Manual series. You made me think of new things, put into words things that had been percolating in my mind, and in the case of this comment from tolladay, reduced me to unexpected tears over …

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Sep 24 2012

The Friend Manual: Part III

Part III of the Friend Manual is (finally) here! Have friends with mental illness? Read this. A fourth post will be coming with the best from the comments sections, and you can find Part I and Part II at the links. 10. Quirks vs. Symptoms Some people have quirks. They only like open-faced sandwiches, they whistle while they ride a …

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Sep 24 2012

Prop 8 Update: on the SCOTUS conference docket

The first SCOTUS conference of the session is today and both DOMA (multiple cases) and Prop 8 are on the docket, meaning the Court will (probably) decide whether to take one or the other up in the next term. The votes of four justices are required for a case to be heard by the Court. …

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Sep 20 2012

The Friend Manual: Part II

Part II of the Friend Manual is all about what you can do to be a better supporter for your friend(s) who have mental illness. It’s not the Don’ts–it’s the Do’s! You can find Part I of the Friend Manual in yesterday’s post. 6. Set Boundaries You don’t have to be available for me at …

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Sep 19 2012

The Friend Manual: Part I

Part II Part III Part IV  I am a friend to some lovely brilliant people with mental illness. I also have my own experiences with persistent brainfail, and some really wonderful friends who show up and give me hugs, talk me through the worst nights, and know that when I say I’m not doing so …

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Sep 19 2012

Chick-fil-A Decides it’s OK to be Gay!

And I think that means I can decide it’s OK to eat Chick-fil-A!!! http://www.sdgln.com/news/2012/09/18/chick-fil-agrees-end-anti-gay-donations-mandates-equal-treatment-gays#.UFlvlf8MRs8.facebook After months of negotiations with Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno over its anti-gay positions and donations, Chick-fil-A has agreed to cease donations from its non-profit charity to anti-gay organizations and issued a company-wide internal mandate calling for the equal treatment of all …

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Sep 16 2012

Neiman Marcus attacks Women’s Shelter over name

Neiman Marcus apparently has a brand they’ve trademarked called “LAST CALL” through which they sell high-end clothes. Columbia, SC, has a charity resale store called “Revente’s Last Call“, which is essentially a Goodwill, that gives all of its procedes to the local Women’s Shelter. RLC was opened in 2010 to benefit The Women’s Shelter. We …

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Sep 16 2012

Lucky

I’ve been lucky. I haven’t spent time in hospitals, on phone lines, waiting on test results. Cancer hasn’t made me stand at a gravesite, hold an urn. It’s been an abstract idea to me—a scientific problem, a thing to be fixed. The smell of a hospital isn’t an old memory. I signed up for the Light …

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Sep 13 2012

The food of my childhood, the food of Southern poor white trash

I am having a hard time with all the visceral disgust being aimed at the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, because so much of it seems to be just hate aimed at Southern poor people.  I suppose I understand that the behavior of a family from the rural south  is much different than the behavior …

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