Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mother!!

Birthday greetings to Margery Anne Spindler McIntosh, who will be pretending to be 82 on October 26, 2006. With black hair and rosy skin, a sharp mind, and community involvement of all kinds, who will believe 82?

Congratulations as well on getting your photo in the Middletown Journal. Way to go.

I have a great idea for you for a blog, you could call it:

The Wellesley Spin.

What do you think?

We love you, Mother. Hope it's a good one.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Egregious JOY--a rare event

We pause to acknowledge a moment of sheer, unadulterated egregious joy. My college kid is unexpectedly home for the weekend, is happy, interested and engaged in life. I thot I might not see said child until Thanksgiving. So it is Thanks-giving here in chez egregious! Joy to the world! Or at least joy for egr. Thanks to all for love and hugs in dark hours. The flip side of that is usu heightened fear but is occasionally soaring happiness, usually I experience mania as anxiety but every once in a while it actually produces euphoria. How to bottle this…preserve it…journal and remember it…And several things happened today that I simply must ascribe to the power of prayer. “Coincidences”/ providential occurrences. Thank you to all who have sent prayers and positive spiritual energy my way. You are saving lives in Russia, go ahead and take credit! It takes a net-village to raise up a spiritually crushed nation=Russia. Lessons learned for us to raise up THIS nation. Yay! Happy! Thanks! Joy! Did I say yay!

And just to put Hugh with a serious issue at comment 58 [at firedoglake] and me with joy at 59 into perspective, it is the great overflowing love and happiness that is the source and wellspring of my egregious energy. Am learning [ow! painfully] to spend the necessary time to rest and re-create. THEN I can go back out there with my sword. Look out world.

I need encouragement like oxygen. If you have ever seen the move Fifth Element well that’s me. I have speed-read thru human history and am crying for our inhumanity towards each other. And most important I can only save the world when I know that I am loved.

—-it is SO important to people out there. I think for every person on the front lines it takes AT LEAST 100 people in support. At a minimum.

I am trying to support people like Kissell, Laesch, Benson, and our own Nate.

Lead. Follow. SUPPORT. Teach. Learn. Everybody can do something.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Chiming in: YES THANK YOU GOD for medicine

Responding to teacherken/kos.

For me depression is like drowning.

[I'm bipolar...will talk about mania another time, except to say that alcohol isn't for the depression, it's for the mania.]

When I was drowning in depression, medicine brought me back up to the surface. I still had to swim to the shore.

These things helped me swim to shore: therapy of different kinds, stupendous self-will, the love of family and friends and pets, and becoming more open within the community. I have given speeches to thousands of people about being mentally ill, bipolar with ADHD.

Now I have climbed out of the water, but I'm still standing very close to the edge, and am shivering and cold and wet. It is better, but still uncomfortable and occasionally dangerous.

Please DO reach out to help other people you see drowning, it really matters and helps.

Cross-posted at firedoglake, where I am known as the ranter on all things mental health, including my own, not making fun of people who are sick, and changing our society so that all of us can live a better life.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Mentally ill people as political props. NO.

NO, no, no, no, no. Not again.

Badwater @ 11
Off topic, but a South Carolina mom has been charged with killing her twin boys. When a similar thing happened in 1994, Gingrich used it to get votes, saying it "vividly reminds every American how sick the society is getting and how much we have to change."

It would be great if there were a newsworthy Democrat who would use this tragedy and remind voters which party controls today's sick society.

I must strongly disagree. How about if nobody "USES" this tragedy, we try to get some mental health treatment for a clearly sick person, and show some love and sympathy? You know, like human beings instead of all things political?

Btw way if you have never had twins, you cannot speak about the unbelievable stress. She is already going to spend the rest of her tortured life trying to wrap her mind around the fact that she killed her children. And you're going to make her a public example for political gain? Have a heart.

/end yet another rant on mental illness, and heartless lack of treatment in a "civilized" society.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Be Scottish. FIGHT BACK.

Sharkbabe to zennurse at firedoglake--"I think all kinds of honorable military people are going to be right beside us in the US gulags."

A toast to cbl, who first said she would sit w me on the porch waiting for the soylent green trucks.

The day I decided I will no longer be intimidated by the powers that be, and that I will speak the truth regardless of the consequences to myself, I became a free person. Try it, you'll like it.

THEY CAN'T KILL US ALL, if we stick together.

Yes I have people I love. Yes they can be held against me. I like to think they would support my speaking the TRUTH as God wants us to do. We will receive our reward in heaven. Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross. Now's good! TAKE ACTION!

The fundies don't have a monopoly on bringing down the power of God! And for the record if I mysteriously die prematurely it is not of my own hand. I swear on the graves of my Scottish ancestors. If I am gone prematurely it is from the evil hands of those who would harm our nation.