It’s WordPress Party Time!

I’m not usually into parties (or crowds), but we’re having fun over at Lisa’s place, if you want to join us:

If not, may your New Year be full of… whatever you need. ūüôā

Not looking forward to the Cosby trial

Are you prepared for next year, when Bill Cosby will be put on trial? Are you prepared for Cosby News 24/7? I suppose it will be just like these famous trials:

Well, this is our justice system — a day late and a dollar short (an obvious understatement). I know Mr. Cosby is innocent until proven guilty, but I’m inclined to believe the gazillion women who were brave enough to come forward.

To the victims who suffer from PTSD, depression, or addiction because of Mr. Cosby, I am thinking about you. (Try bud, it works great.)

Do you think white supremacy groups will gather in front of the courthouse? I’m very sad for the black community, but just keep in mind that more white men are on that top 20 list of famous trials than black or Latino.

Mr. Cosby and his family have had a wonderful life. I suppose the public never really knew him. (Makes me wonder if I’m wrong about what a great guy Bradley Cooper is.) At 78, I don’t know if Mr. Cosby is¬†still raping women or if he’s a danger to the public, but for all those victims, this is what justice looks like.

Kinda sucks, huh?

Now, I look back at all the people who must have known about Mr. Cosby and yet did nothing. Reminds me of the stories of college rape, where bystanders think it’s okay to also do nothing. I don’t know if that’s how rich people live or what, but that’s just screwed up.

Mrs. Cosby is standing by her man — so far. I suppose there will be comparisons to¬†the Clintons, and how there are many women who think Mrs. Clinton was a fool for sticking around. Seems to me that the Clintons had an arrangement; which, in my mind, is their private business. I wonder, did the Cosbys have a similar arrangement? She keeps quiet and enjoys the status and privilege, turning her back on her husband’s criminal activities. (I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.)

Well, for me, the trial is just a formality (and a media money maker). I don’t really want to learn any more about how these kind of people live — I’ll never run into anyone like them. But it makes me feel very sad for all the women in Hollywood (and in the music industry), knowing what they have to put up with to follow their dreams.


“Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” Douglas Adams

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“Time is flying never to return.”¬†Virgil

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“I could have gone on flying through space forever.”¬†Yuri Gagarin

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“I hate flying. Know why? Because no one really understands how planes actually work.”¬†Adam Levine

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“When you launch in a rocket, you’re not really flying that rocket. You’re just sort of hanging on.”¬†Michael P. Anderson


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Happy Valentine’s Day

Who likes Valentine’s Day? In December?

Talk about drug pushers — candy makers not only get one side of an aisle all to themselves for holiday candy at Walmart:

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There’s also another whole aisle of everyday candy. But sugar is a legal drug and doesn’t kill anyone… immediately. (Kinda like chronic pain.)

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Chocolate: ¬†An effective treatment¬†for chronic pain. Unfortunately, the effect only lasts for a very short time — maybe a few seconds (or minutes, if you’re lucky).

(Photos taken 12/28/2015.)

To Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Posted today on the Facebook pages for each candidate, found here:

If more people die from suicide than from opioid-related causes, which is the epidemic? While on the campaign trail, do you ever get the chance to talk to disabled pain patients to hear our side of the opioid war? I don’t want to become a martyr, like Emily Wilding Davison, nor do I want any other pain patients to become desperate enough to fight back with martyrdom — like Thomas Murphy, the veteran who tragically took his life this year in Phoenix. There are casualties in every war, but unlike the majority of victims in the war against marijuana, the opioid war’s casualties will be mostly white. How are poor, disabled pain patients supposed to fight back? Since Mrs. Clinton/Mr. Sanders is fighting on the side of the opioid war, I think it’s only fair that she/he also advocate for a federal right-to-die law. Sincerely, a 30-year intractable pain survivor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.