Funeral for Net Neutrality

IT’S OVER; DONE FOR.  The FCC today did away with rules barring internet providers from blocking or slowing down access to online content. The FCC would also eliminate a rule barring providers from prioritizing their own content.  According to CNN, during the vote the room had to be emptied due to a security alert.  THE BIG GUYS WON AGAIN.  (Now I’ll probably be the slowest on their list).

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I couldn’t find the article for a proper citation so I didn’t put it in my book on incest. I’ve added it now to my page on Incest.

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Even Before My time


Marion, Georgia, and mother Cora. Fun exploring old records.

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I discovereed “Scent of a Woman” last night and can’t see a way to re-blog it.  I’d like to refer you to it, however. I enjoyed it.  I don’t know the relation between Mampatta and Chingz123, however.   It can be found at

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Mental Illness: The Survival Guide – a reblog

Helpful sharing from Child of Cynicism

Child of Cynicism

Whether you live alongside mental illness during day-to-day life, or assist someone who does: it can be an uphill battle. A fight that it feels as though it can never be won; relentless and soul destroying.

If I didn’t understand, or didn’t suffer from mental illness personally, perhaps I would too be telling you to “snap out of it”, or that “you’re being ungrateful for the good that you’ve been blessed with”. But the truth is, I do live alongside psychiatric disorders, and have done for most of my life. Within that relatively short span, I have learnt one of the simplest, yet almost universally unaccepted, facts of life: you feel what you feel, and sometimes, nearly all the time, that’s okay. It is not disrespectful to the less fortunate to be unhappy. It is what it is, and there’s no blame in that.

However, maintaining a sustainable-perhaps even enjoyable-level…

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THE PAST –a haibun

The Past

My Self, anchored in the past at three, inhales the earth’s nectar following the rain. Pure air, receptive soil, the world a vast cocoon of promise.

Unnoticed, earth

Worms float belly up below

Better not to know.

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“Evolution has hidden from us the stuff that we don’t need to know. And that’s pretty much all of reality, whatever reality might be.”

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