Disabilities

Faith in Humanity: Lost

But I am not giving up. [UPDATE] Yesterday, when I wrote this, I began it with: “Before I start, if you are reading this through Facebook, it will be the last thing you see me post. I’m done. If I didn’t have so many things tied to Facebook, I’d honestly just shitcan it. If you…

Proof Trump Never Mocked Disabled Reporter?

A VERY sweary rant on this utterly sheer idiocy. Sometimes in life you just have to be a sweary guy. This is one of those times. If profanity makes your ears burn, stop here and put in a Disney Video… I just read the most insulting thing today on Herman Cain‘s Facebook page. No, I…

Victim Blaming, the Disabled, and God

Disabilities are not punishments from God On the list of things that piss me off, nestled right there near the top, are people informing me that my disabilities are punishment from God.  It is only my desire not to be incarcerated which stops me from resorting to my more base instincts. This happens more often…

A Few Words on Stress and OCD

Are you part of the problem? The website “A Guide to Understanding Stress and OCD” states, “Stress can also be thought of as how we react to an event. The classic stress response is the “fight or flight” reaction in which your body activates a number of physical and behavioral defense mechanisms to deal with…

Major Insurers Pulling Out Of ACA Exchanges

Guess who is to blame for this? Remember all those horror stories before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law? Tens of millions of people could not afford health care, or were denied health care due to a pre-existing condition? I remember them, mainly because I was one of them before I got Medicare.…

Living With Mental Illness: Anxiety and Related Disorders

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” – Aesop OK, I am going to round up this series on mental illness with General Anxiety Disorder, and a couple connected hobgoblins. A lot of people misunderstand anxiety with being overly worried. Yes, we all have worries. Many of us have…

Living With Mental Illness: Depression

Depression is probably one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses. In scope, this is because its effects and the number of people who suffer from it. The reasons why it is misunderstood, though, surround the perception that many individuals have or make regarding human behavior. We make judgments on what we see people doing, hear…

Nice Purse, Faggot. No Wonder You’re Crippled.

“All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child.” – Anna Quindlan So, yesterday my wife and I took our niece and nephew toddlers to Chuck-E-Cheese so my sister-in-law and her husband could celebrate her birthday. I actually like Chuck-E-Cheese, as well…