NAMI Vermont MindWalk 2018

By | September 28, 2018

On Sunday I will be taking part in the NAMI Vermont MindWalk — a fundraiser to raise funds (the best kind!) for advocacy and support of the mentally ill and their families and friends here in Vermont. (NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness.) As someone who is mentally ill, I greatly appreciate the work that NAMI… Read More »

Travel and appetite

By | August 17, 2018

Some days when I’m traveling, my appetite gets extremely erratic. I’m not sure why…my current theory is that my digestion slows to almost nothing when I have to sit for like twelve hours without moving, and it may take several days to get moving again. Anyway, we’re in Copenhagen, and I’m having one of those days. We got… Read More »

Blood

By | July 21, 2018

As of today, I am a lifetime ten-gallon blood donor! (And our little Red Cross spokes-ape, Hemo, is very proud of me!)    

“Take Steps In Their Shoes” 2018

By | July 13, 2018

Hey, everyone! “Steps To End Domestic Violence” (our local Vermont non-profit supporting victims of domestic violence, as the name probably indicates) is holding its annual fundraising walk, “Take Steps In Their Shoes“, on October 6. I’m registered to participate and I’d greatly appreciate your sponsorship. All funds raised go toward the fight against domestic violence and in support… Read More »

Yahrzeit

By | June 21, 2018

Today is the one year anniversary of my mother’s death. My mother died on the day of the summer solstice, a month and a half after her 75th birthday. I wouldn’t remember the date so well if it weren’t for those memory joggers. Her death did not come as a shock. She’d had a stroke the previous October… Read More »

The Bunnies Have A Strong Union

By | May 28, 2018

{Carole and Jay, outside working on the lawn. Jay is mowing; Carole is mulching and manuring roses.} Carole: Why didn’t you mow everything? You left these patches with the little yellow flowers. Jay: The bunnies insisted. Carole: What? Jay: The bunnies insisted I leave the flowers alone. You don’t want to piss off the bunnies. They have a strong… Read More »

Orchestrating Change: Final Push

By | May 25, 2018

Many of you know that a documentary on Me2/Orchestra and mental illness has been in the works for a couple of years. The film will be called “Orchestrating Change” and I was one of several members of the orchestra who were interviewed for it. The filmmakers are getting very close to having it finished, but need funds to… Read More »

Cornhole Glory, Follow-Up

By | May 13, 2018

A couple of months ago, I bragged about my amazing skill and unparalleled mightiness at the greatest of all tailgating sports, Cornhole. Yesterday, the Match of the Titans took place at the park opposite the Burlington (Vermont) airport, where the Lund Family Center pitted 64 teams against one another to crown the Ultimate Cornhole Gods (2018 edition). Jay… Read More »

CORNHOLE GLORY

By | March 8, 2018

GREETINGS FLESHLINGS I WILL BE COMPETING IN THE 2018 LUND FAMILY CENTER “PITCHIN’ FOR A PURPOSE” CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT. CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR ME. I WILL CRUSH YOU ALL YEA VERILY THERE WILL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH. AMONG MY FOES, THAT IS THE LUND CENTER DOES VERY GOOD WORK TO SUPPORT FAMILIES, PREGNANT AND PARENTING TEENS, YOUNG ADULTS, AND… Read More »

RIP, Starlight “Torbie” Furr — 2002-2017

By | September 2, 2017

Rest in peace, Starlight “Torbie” Furr, 2002-2017. Starlight was a wonderful kitty, from the very first day she hopped into my lap in the visitation room at the Chittenden County Humane Society in October of 2002, right up until the end. She was suffering from bladder cancer, in pain, obviously suffering, and nothing we did (even two sessions… Read More »