2012 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

My Dog Elliott Scot Fry Taught Me …


Run to the door and wag when someone comes over.  Then bring your toys and enthusiastically ask them to play with you. Take poops on walks.  Stretch after a really, really good poop. Don’t let the cat get between you and your meds or whatever it is that makes you feel better. Wait for permission… Continue reading My Dog Elliott Scot Fry Taught Me …

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2012 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Beautiful: A Good Dr.


The 7 Stages of Learning to Live with Being Bipolar: 1. Acknowledge it 2. Accept it 3. Deal with it 4.  Embrace it 5.  Re-deal with it 6.  Revel in it 7.  Incorporate and make it a resource. Repeat as necessary. 1…. I have a good Dr.  Not a great Dr. but a good Dr. … Continue reading Beautiful: A Good Dr.

2012 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Beautiful: Rant and Resources


Frustration = $13M for Scott Walker's efforts to fight his recall + Shakespeare in the Park struggles to pay our cast and crew. We make it because individual humans like Kris, Dan, Ruth, Pam, Heather, Konrad, Jean, Barbara, Chris, Char, Edie and about 100 others gift us with whatever they can spare. Without the willingness… Continue reading Beautiful: Rant and Resources

2012 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Beautiful: Maintaining Friendships


I have facebook friends that I never see face-to-face but it's a joy to connect and keep up with you through this medium.  This social network is a wonderful part of my life.  It's a reminder of how many funny, smart, silly, beautiful people I've encountered on this path.  Thank you. I have face-to-face friends… Continue reading Beautiful: Maintaining Friendships

2012 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Beautiful: Once Around the Block, My Dear


I'm panting and sweaty and maybe crying just a little bit. Yes, it took me longer to put on my shoes and to decide whether or not to take my dog-with-a-heart-condition or not than it did to run around the block.  Yes, I realized that I didn't stretch and didn't warm up and it didn't… Continue reading Beautiful: Once Around the Block, My Dear

2012 Occasional Posts · Significant Stuff

Beautiful: What I CAN Do OR Do I Really Need Another Mage-Skull O’Doom?


I have zero appreciation for what I CAN do.  Conversely, I compulsively obsess about what I CAN'T do.  Or rather, what I can't do yet.  Or, even ratherer, what I'm not as good at yet but swear I can get better and would really rather be doing. I make me crazy. Here's the game:  (Everybody… Continue reading Beautiful: What I CAN Do OR Do I Really Need Another Mage-Skull O’Doom?