Plinky asked, “Where do you hope to be in three years?” I hope that I’m no longer disabled, that I’m fully functional, taking fewer medications and seeing fewer doctors. I’m working on that goal now. I plan to be working full time either for myself or in a position equivalent to the one I had back […]
Plinky asked, “Which of your friends have you know for the longest amount of time?” I’m just going to count people I’m regularly in touch with offline who are not close kin, or things would be very complex, as there are lots of old friends and relatives on my Facebook friends list. I’ve technically known Tate […]
Plinky said, “List your top five strengths.” 1) When I give my word or my heart, I don’t change my mind. I’m loyal to a fault. 2) I can learn just about anything I care to learn. Intelligence is useful. 3) I don’t lie or misrepresent myself. I’m the same person online and offline. I practice […]
This month’s NaBloPoMo theme is “Jump.” All the prompts have been centered around that theme, but I haven’t yet used them. I’m going to play catch-up here. What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word jump? The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word “jump” […]
Plinky asked, “Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met? Oprah, definitely. I was on her show about ten years ago to talk about internet safety and our family’s experience with cyberstalking.
I’m so tired of all the depressing stories in my Facebook news feed. Every day there’s more news about all the ground lost in women’s rights (especially reproductive rights) in this country, or something like the terrible results of the Wisconsin efforts to recall Governor Walker, or some child gone missing, or people shot dead […]
Plinky asked, “What energizes you?” I struggle with major depression (actually, treatment-resistant depression), so it’s difficult to find much that energizes me. However, really great conversation with just a few people does it quite well. The same goes for story games, or a really good tabletop roleplaying session that focuses on characters and plot rather than […]
I’ve fallen out of the practice of writing book reviews, for some reason. There are two little widgets there to the side of the blog that always show the covers of the books I’m currently reading and some of those that I’ve recently read, though. Yes, I do keep that many books going at once […]
Plinky asked, “Have you ever broken a bone?” Not a full break, but I’ve had a hairline fracture in my left elbow and right forearm. I remember tripping and falling down steps at someone’s wedding and cracking the elbow, but I no longer recall how I hurt the forearm.
Plinky asked, “If you eventually break up with someone, was it ever true love?” What sort of silly question is that? If a person dies, was he truly alive? Yes, relationships based on true love sometimes end. That doesn’t mean that they are failures, any more than lives that end are failures. The “happily ever after” thing […]