Category Archives: LIfe Questions

That I Am

For years, I asked the question, “Who am I?” For years, I got arbitrary, dissatisfying answers. Where do they come from, these answers? They come from a mind that thinks who has meaning, as if who were real.

Who gets caught in the illusion of a name, as if “David” were something attached to me like an arm or a leg. But it isn’t. It’s just a puff of air, or a word in print. “Oh, you look like a David,” someone says. What if the people I thought were my parents had looked at me and said, “Radish?”

I am not David. Continue reading

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Wrong Side Up From the Start

You may believe what you are about to read or you may think that I simply need medication. I’m not writing this to convince anyone either way. This is simply my life as I remember it. Whether you believe this is true or not, it has shaped who I am today and continues to drive the way I think and act in the world. My only hope is that you keep an open mind when reading about my journey beyond the “Twilight Zone.” Continue reading

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Before Biker Babe there was Hippie Dippie Hope

One day, I just decided enough was enough. The world was passing me by. Shortly after watching the first moon landing on Rick’s aunt’s flickery black and white TV, I made a vow to myself. “I gotta get outta here and into the action.” It was a time of war protests, riots in Berkeley, the People demanding to be Heard!

I bought a bus ticket to Frisco, and was on my way. To where? I didn’t know or care. Something would turn up. It did. When I got off of the bus station, a sylph-like young woman with frizzy blond hair and gauzy, gypsy-esque clothing, handed me a flower and said, “Peace and Love.” I was supposed to then give her money, but instead, I said, “Want to join the cause. Who can I talk to about that?” Continue reading

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Invasion of the Statler Smurf Heads and other Tales of Deception.

One standout incident happened when I was fourteen. In 1964, my best friend Louise and I latched onto the latest and greatest definition of COOL! Only, I think we used the term “bitchen, . . . Continue reading

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Holy COW! OMG WTF!!! A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Rant about our Medical System

So, recently, mom, through her dogged determination to do what she wanted in spite of all common sense (yes I know she can’t help it), fell and broke her hip. She had a successful surgery and should be fine physically.

This rant isn’t about her because I am becoming increasingly tolerant and compassionate as I learn more about this ravaging disease. This rant is about the “system,” or lack of one in this country. To recount our “adventure” down the rabbit hole of our medical system, let’s begin with the ambulance.
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White Food and Hippocrates

As many of you know, my stubborn, sometimes mean as a junkyard dog mother has moderate Alzheimer’s. After a serious fall in the summer that made our lives a living Hell because she refused to believe that her alter ego was NOT in fact, Wonder Woman. Continue reading

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Holy Devil Card Batman, we’re in deep now! – BAM POW WHAM!

At first, my conditioned mind whispered, “Move on, nothing to see here. These aren’t the droids you are looking for.” Tricky little bastard. BUT, I saw what was happening, so did the others there, and they wouldn’t let me gloss over it. Smart people. I wasn’t going to listen to the Darth Vader of my mind. Continue reading

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