Depression, the blog post

Depression, the blog post

:: Today, I am painfully, horribly, depressed.  I was also depressed yesterday, and the day before. And last week. And the week before. And last month. Likely the month before, and the month before that. I don’t recall much prior because the rest is covered in...
The Lifecycle of a Knitter

The Lifecycle of a Knitter

:: Once, I was a knitter. I’m not anymore. The lifecycle of a knitter goes like this. LAMB Knitting looks like fun. You’re good with your hands—you type really fast and can play the piano. Plus your best friend knits, and she agrees to teach you, and...
What Happened to Katie’s Head?

What Happened to Katie’s Head?

:: I’ve spent the last 13 days dizzy, cognitively impaired, and afraid. I’ve spent so many years of my adult life as a disability scholar and activist for disability rights—and frankly, as an activist for the understanding and humane treatment of people with...
What It Was Like While My Cat Was Likely Dying

What It Was Like While My Cat Was Likely Dying

:: Two weeks ago, my cat, Princess Richard, was attacked by a “large canid”—either a dog off-leash or a coyote—and she nearly died. During the weeks since the attack, I’ve stayed home nursing her, working from home, cleaning her wounds, giving her...
Don’t Ever Let Go

Don’t Ever Let Go

:: Every bluefisherman dreams of the bluefish blitz. It is our holy grail. Note: This is an original essay that I’m publishing for the first time here on my blog. This essay is dedicated to my father. My father is smart to bring a sleeping bag for me. He is...