Why Do You Use Social Media?

September 7, 2011

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I’m having “a moment” today with scattered thoughts that must be somehow related, but they’re not coming together so I’m going to pull a @TheJackB and write anyways.  I had a conversation with Stan Faryna via email this week and he asked me what I wanted out of social media, esp. Triberr.  Any answer I’d […]

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Are People Really That Ungrateful?

August 25, 2011

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What do you think about this story? Ten lepers, exiled to live away from family and friends, sometimes wearing a bell to announce the possibility of contagion, probably hopelessly lonely and depressed, were healed miraculously. Chronic illness, especially one that randomly rots skin, leaving appendages to fall off, can do a number on you. Add […]

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Remember Who You Are

August 3, 2011

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When I look at my little morning glory, wrapping itself around the one sturdy, and consistent thing  that shares its space to allow for growth upwards, I think ,  “Remember who you are.”  Then I see the singular, solitary bloom that exists to make me smile.  In the three days since that blossom appeared I’ve regarded it about as many times.  And again I’m […]

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From Darkness to Light / Part 3

July 30, 2011

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From Darkness to Light / Part 1 From Darkness to Light / Part 2 Anorexia is a very self-centered , selfish disease. I cared about what I looked like, how I felt, and how everything in the world affected me. But, like every other problem that people deal with every day, once you know what […]

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From Darkness to Light / Part 2

July 30, 2011

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From Darkness to Light / Part 1 Then the war with others began. I’d succeeded in the battle with my appetite and extreme fatigue. But I had ballet teachers to answer to. That was very confusing because that world required me to be thin anyways. At first there was a push to have us all slim down and […]

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Broken Bridges. They Can Be Rebuilt.

July 9, 2011

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I remember the day I dealt with a struggle unlike any I’d dealt with before.  I don’t know how I got there, but I remember the feeling of the rug under my knees and the hollowness inside of me. I remember the shaking, desperate feelings of someone who’d suddenly had the unnoticed tether to the […]

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Bye, Buddy

May 31, 2011

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What do you tell your 9-year-old daughter when you know the worst has happened and the inevitable is forcing you to make an impossible decision about the life or death of her kitty? Her best friend? Buddy loved us. He dragged himself home after an accident with a person or a car. We’ll never know […]

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