Station Status Update – A charity livestream and a promise I HOPE to be able to keep

(I created this image myself using a PNG image from and GIMP. For having never really done much with GIMP, I’m rather pleased with the result.) As the image says, I’m doing a charity livestream on Saturday 7/21/18 to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). I’ve done a lot of research and […]

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Medical update

It’s been a long time since I did one of these. I know a lot of you are more interested in my fiction rather than my reality, but this blog isn’tĀ just about my writing. It’s about me, my life, and everything I do outside the writing. I’m due to go to the vascular surgeon next […]

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Goals for December 2017

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I managed a weekend post. I’ve been having some issues as well as just general laziness, so those are my excuses. They’re not good ones. But there they are. I was decidedly unmotivated last month. I don’t know if that’s because I forgot to do a goal post, […]

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I love you Mom

(This picture contains my older sister Melissa – who passed away from cancer in 2016, my mom – who passed away from cancer in 2003, my niece Alissa – who is Melissa’s youngest daughter, my youngest sister Maegan – who is mentally disabled and will never be able to live on her own, and my […]

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Not “just a toy”

This is a fidget cube. In fact, this is MY fidget cube. It has multiple sides and multiple ways of engaging my fingers and my mind. To be specific, let’s turn to the description of the cube itself. “It has sensory tools on all sides: an on/off-style switch, gears, a rolling ball, a small joystick, […]

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I am not a pickle jar

Photo via Visual hunt “I am bipolar.” This is how I introduce my mental illness. Not “I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar 1” or “I have a mental illness.” I say “I’m bipolar.” It’s a label I give myself. It’s something I refer to myself as that’s seen as negative by general society. Some labels can […]

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Let’s talk social media

Let’s talk social media. No, I’m not going to tell you all of the benefits or all of the drawbacks to it. You’ve heard all of those before and I’m sure you’ll hear all of them again. Instead I want to tell you what social media has done for me. I am an introvert, I […]

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