2016 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

A week of cat hospice


Our cat died on October 26, 2015. A week before Russell left us, he began a new phase of life. His week¬† of hospice wasn't a bad life. It was an odd mirror of his normal routines. Instead of making his way through his usual day, we simply carried him. Russell Scot Fry adopted us… Continue reading A week of cat hospice

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2016 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

To Tai Chi or not to Tai Chi – getting over myself


It takes me a while to figure out how to incorporate new things into my life. My typical practice is to muddle along with an idea wrapped in frustration until I have an aha that reflects how simple the thing really is. Yes, I try my damnedest to complicate things. ¬† I've been taking tai… Continue reading To Tai Chi or not to Tai Chi – getting over myself

2016 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Benzo withdrawal for fun and profit


It slices, it dices, it makes mincemeat of your brain. And by 'your', I mean mine. Lorazepam. Powerful, seductive, addictive. It also works miracles. It did for me, anyway. My Dr prescribed it about 2 years ago for insomnia. Over time, I developed a tolerance and had to slowly increase my dosage to achieve the… Continue reading Benzo withdrawal for fun and profit