It's atypical neurolognorosis I tell ya...
sunlight in my eyes
|Location:||Hiserville, New Yak, Vatican City State (Holy See)|
All El Jay refugees and members of the Resistance are welcome here.
If you friend me, next time I check in I will friend you back.
I do not require advanced notice.
I do not count comments.
If I have friended you, it is because I like your writing.
You are under no obligation to friend me back.
This journal is almost totally public.
I abhor censorship.
I detest what 6A and SUP have done to the climate of Live Journal with their decisions in 2007 and continuing into 2008.
Thus, I am currently cross-posting to Live Journal, Insane Journal, and Commie Journal.
Most of the stuff at Live Journal is f'locked.
The stuff here and at Commie Journal isn't.
So if you want to read what I write without friending me, here (or Commie Journal) is the place to be.
If you do not care for what I write, please use your back button.
Your continued presence otherwise is just mental masturbation.
I reserve the right to not publish your comments on my journal and you reserve the right to do the same for my comments on your journal.
Awarded to spike
Do yourself a favor.
Life, and all that...I am a pagan with atypical neurology...Not really into explaining myself or justifying my actions to others...Radical...Civil rights for all civils...I am into living a full life until it is time for me to go...Not supposed to still be alive but I am...Pagan...Witch...In a committed relationship and not looking for you to take me away to a fake land of fake promises...Traveler...Dreamer...Earthy...Part of the Disability Culture with no apologies...Got a few socks and too many e-mail boxes but not a troll...Too old for drama...Been there, done that, ain't doing it again.
Passions: my collection of frogs and toads-- they live in tanks in their own room, published writing and art (mine), the woods, my dog and cats and husband, birding, feeding the birds, haphazard gardening and houseplants, the ocean, mountains, backpacking, movement, love.
satellite radio: Sirius
light rock: Indigo Girls, New Order, Counting Crows, Two Nice Girls...lots more
classical: Beethoven, James Galway
jazz: New Orleans jazz
folk: bob Dylan, Jeff Ampolst, protest songs.
blues: Long John Baldry.
oh, and also hard rock, classical rock, punk rock, house, techno-- I can dance!
clothing: jeans and cotton tee shirts and sneakers.
foods: coffee, pizza, ice cream, italian, thai.
culture: disability culture, cyberculture, alternative.
causes: gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgendered-intersexed-queer or questioning; universal health care; electronic frontier foundation; traumatic brain injury; witch, pagan, heathen;
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I am in recovery. I have been continually clean for more than a quarter of a century.
Yes, I attend 12-step programs regularly.
I have blogging buddies who drink.
I have blogging buddies who use street drugs.
I have blogging buddies who do both.
I have blogging buddies who do neither.
I like them for who they are just fine.
I take pysch drugs as prescribed by one doctor filled by one pharmacy with no apologies to anyone.
If you are not one of my medical doctors, you don't get to tell me not to take them.
I was at a meeting once where well-meaning people told my friend to flush her psych meds down the toilet.
I was the one who took her to the emergency room sometime later to be admitted to the nutward.
Pain meds are a necessity, period.
I used to work in a nursing home.
An older woman was dieing. She had leukemia.
She had refused all pain meds from the beginning of her illness.
She was screaming in pain.
The nurse tried to get her to accept a shot to ease her pain.
She would not do it.
She died screaming.
The kindest thing any health care professional can do for me on my deathbed
when my body is wracked with pain is to administer a morphine drip.
Other people are welcome to die screaming in pain.
I prefer not to, thank you very very much.
Cancer is painful.
Chemo is full of pain drugs.
Crohn's Disease is painful.
So is Degenerative Joint Arthritis as it progresses.
If I get one of those, I will take the pain meds.
I am not a martyr.
When I had my appendix out, I got put under.
When I had my severely impacted wisdom teeth out, the oral surgeon put me under.
when I got my nose fracture repaired, you can bet there was no way that I was going to consent to stay awake for that.
Medicine has come a very long way since using leeches for blood-letting.
And I am glad of it.
Five hundred years or so ago, appendicitis was a death sentence.
I am in recovery.
I have a few blogging buddies who are in recovery.
I have blogging buddies who aren't.
That is just the way I like it.
I celebrate diversity.
The highest insult that I can give another human being is to attempt to mold them into my image.
We are a collection of witches who have grown tired of those who would police us from within our own community. We are law-abiding citizens. We are free thinkers who do not feel bound by the traditions of other witches, wiccans, druids, heathens, satanists, pagans, or any other group composed of practitioners of alternative spiritualities. We refuse to be censored from within our diverse community. We will remain on the internet in spite of what any individual may publish about us. We hide from no one.
Those who would attempt to bring us into line are engaging in futile endeavors. If you have any "proof" of what you say is objectionable activity, tell it to someone who cares. We are not interested in what you think about us. Information without sources is just a bunch of words. Accusations without concrete evidence are meaningless. If you do not care for what we are posting on the internet, you are free to hit the back button on your computer. We hold no one hostage.
We declare that we are free and responsible members of society. The right to decide what we believe, how we practice, and who we associate with is our own. We will continue to celebrate our diversity within the community.
No more witch hunts. No more witch wars. We resist.
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