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Category Archive: news

Dec 25 2012

Holiday Miscellany

Happy Christmas if you celebrate–and I hope you weren’t too inconvenienced by everything being closed if you don’t. I’m going to be absent for a few days, so here’s some wonderful written things from the past week.  Ozy Frantz has this awesome post on the important difference between unhealthy relationships and abuse. Also this one about …

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Dec 16 2012

You are Not His Mother

This is excerpted and edited from something I put on Facebook.  There is a horrible article going around. I am Adam Lanza’s Mother, it says.  It’s the story of a mother who has a mentally ill child. I live with a son who is mentally ill. I love my son. But he terrifies me. [...] …

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Dec 14 2012

When You Tie Shootings to Mental Illness

If you’ve read my work, you know I am massively for mental healthcare reform. Not just a little bit in favor, but balloons and blog posts on blog posts and boundless enthusiasm for it. But you know when I’m really really uncomfortable talking about mental health? Right now.  Tragedies are horrible. They’re senseless. School shootings are …

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Nov 29 2012

Link, Plank, Plunk

[+1 internet for naming the composer this title is in reference to.] Didya see that? I was posting regularly last week! Nearly-almost-daily! It was great! It’s going to keep happening, I promise. However, I’ve just had two finals in two days and my brain has given up on almost anything but simple sentences and sleep. …

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Nov 13 2012

Your Waffle Fries

[Content note: aggravated homophobia] You might remember when Chick-Fil-A was in the news a few months back. WinShape, the ‘charitable’ arm of the corporation had been donating to anti-LGBT groups for a while, but Dan Cathy, CEO, had just reaffirmed his inability to understand the meaning of charitable in a few paragraphs of biblical-family-and-tradition nonsense. …

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Jul 20 2012

Dark Knight Massacre: Weird Facts UPDATE

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The theatre where the shooting took place is only something like 12 miles from Littleton, where the Columbine shooting took place. From ABC news: A San Diego woman who identified herself as James Holmes’ mother told ABC News she had awoken unaware of the shooting and had not yet been contacted by authorities. She immediately …

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