Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tcm

Absolute treasure, precious. Reminds me of how much I miss teaching preschool and working as a nanny. Just like her I loved singing to my children

Friday, November 17, 2017

Qotd

Quote of the night, everywhere Bridget goes disaster follows

Don't push me

Posting again

https://youtu.be/gYMkEMCHtJ4

" don't push me cuz I'm close to the edge I'm trying not to lose my head"

Thursday, November 16, 2017

James

https://youtu.be/kQObrn8s66c

Overheard

Mother to teenage son: you don't need to kill everything!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Qotd

" to those of you who call me a redneck or a hillbilly I have two words for you thank you!" Charlie Daniels

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

quote of the night

The idea of going through life alone would be unbearable. Kiefer Sutherland

Monday, November 6, 2017

Reminder

To read rough draft chapter 1 of the memoir  never completed:

www.YouTube.com/onlythedestitutewalk

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Quote of the night

"Time to go water buffalo shopping!" David

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Dark side

Amazing, heavenly. Pink Floyd, Dark side of the moon. (The making of)

Axstv

Friday, November 3, 2017

Pbs

This speech and discussion at Cronkite school of journalism was very interesting.

FREE SPEECH:CHALLENGE OF OUR TIMES

Aired on Azpbs

Jay

R.I.p. my friend. Jay Franklin.

He was a tireless advocate for a peaceful exit aka euthanasia.

Jay was 40, seriously disabled and lived in Melbourne, Australia.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Madonna

One of my favorite classes that I took at Purdue was called critique of U.S. popular culture.

I had to do the equivalent of a master's thesis on a celebrity of my choice, I chose Madonna.

I actually did see her perform in 1993 in Melbourne Australia but was not too crazy about the show, none the less she was one of my favorite performers in the early 1990s and late 80s.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fun parody

https://youtu.be/Ggl72wOwoQE

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Wracked with pain not enough

Two sueable accidents/falls in 16 months . The first the fault of my complex, (I fell in hole,no lights at complex)

Yesterday, driver slammed rear bus door shut on me, knocking me to my feet. Yup, hurting even more than usual today.

I screamed out, the drunk behind me screamed /mocking me instead of being a real man and showing concerN.

I'm so absolutely disgusted dealing with all of the drunks everyday in Flagstaff. This is the fault of the bus drivers they're not supposed to let drunks on but there are always multiple drunks on the buses...

This drunk man followed me off the bus and continued mocking me at the transfer center.

Nothing is broken but it's definitely traumatic to have something like this happen and I wish I could avoid this driver spots but it's going to be impossible, I will no longer exit in the rear out of fear that this could happen again

Tears

Iyanla had Syleena and her nom write song verses to heal their relationship.

Was incredible to hear the verses and have Syleena sing them to her mom!. I still have tears...

Crazy town

https://youtu.be/zMIzTh0Lafg

Dad, qotd

Iyanla: "when you don't have you're daddy's love, you look for it in all the wrong places."

Friday, October 27, 2017

Israel

Awesome place and experience for these young musicians it seems!

Memoir and bio.recommend

I have a lot in common with Christopher and Florence. I strongly recommend these two biographies listed in the labels

Did I tell you?

Did I tell you? After 2 years of homelessness in Indiana from 03 to 05 I was forced to return to Baltimore on Memorial day (2005)

In my first 3 hours back in Baltimore city I was the victim of a misdemeanor crime.

If he had been caught, He would have been forced to register as a sex offender!

Qotd

"3  Publishers want your memoir s" the prince

"What's a memoir?" Buzz

Little girl: "you know! All the girls in your life!"

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Understatement

To say that I get no joy out of life, would be the understatement of the millennium.

This life, this society, sickens me to the CORE.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Replay of my life

I spent close to 10 years living in places exactly like the place described on tonight's new series called horror at the Cecil Hotel

The only difference is that I did indeed barely get out with my life

I talked about some of those horrific experiences or shall I say I mentioned some of those horrific places in the labels but there have been so many that there's no way that I could list all of them

Friday, October 20, 2017

Retro

https://youtu.be/ErU8Lo2WcO4

Car wash

My go to for dance and karaoke; but haven't been in ages.

https://youtu.be/ss0GT6x66ZQ

Top 10

This vid. doesn't make sense until after you see the phrase:

"And the winner is..."

https://youtu.be/lFP8SnTyboU

1963

Stellar, beautiful.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

AVOID!

These places are run by some combination of the above moron employees:

Rude
Gross incompetence
Sewer rats
Brainless bumbling fools
Constant turnover

You're better off seriously I'll than with these places that excel at ruining your life and giving you heart attack stress!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wow!

" you don't know me but I'm your brother I was raised here in this living hell!"

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sammy, qotd

"I was homeless  half f my childhood. You can't hang onto much!

I'd stick that scrapbook under my arm and run!" Sammy Hagar

Friday, October 13, 2017

Memorial page

www.whatislyme.com

(I was reinfected; bit in 2016,originally bit in 2000)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Like to groove?

https://youtu.be/TBQssJikpZc

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Public transit

I've had many deep conversations with our bus drivers over the years.

I've witnessed a major decline in service on many levels.

According to one driver , one driver worked 95 hours last week due to mandatory overtime!

All driver's were told no more lunch breaks!

11 driver's recently quit.

About half of driver's speed and constantly slam on brakes.

Non service dogs allowed on.

Even when there is screaming and even physical abuse on busses drivers do nothing.

I dread riding busses for many reasons.

Powerful!

https://youtu.be/LunHybOKIjU

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

May sound strange

I could strongly relate to Ice Cube in so many ways.

It's funny his favorite song is also my favorite song of his the song called it was a good day

One of my favorite quotes from one of his movies that was mentioned during his interview with Dan Rather is a quote that of course deeply resonates with me.

He said to the journalist in one of his movies:

"I'm a journalist just like you but I report from the hood!"

Terrifying

I don't ever talk about it in any detail but it is really frightening to live in a body that is wracked with such severe pain and weakness. Live in a body that is wracked with numerous diseases one of the latest of which are liver and gallbladder disease symptoms.

I can barely walk without such excruciating back pain that I have to get into bed and stay there for a day or two before I can go back out again, I can't run more than one errand or two errands in a day now that I'm on foot because there is so much walking and it's so painful

I'm still awake around the clock and I've had a chronic cough for a few months now it's painful to cough painful on my chest. The lack of sleep is really hurting my immune system and I'm having to piece together visits at the Urgent Care since I don't have any decent Medical Care out in the community

The peripheral neuropathy is the feeling that your arms and hands feet and legs are being held in a fiery cauldron while at the same time I feel pins and needles and electricity and like somebody is using knives all over my limbs, that's symptoms started around 2003-2004 when the Lyme disease started really taking its effect

My tinnitus is worsening and so is my vision. For the last few years I've had eye pain that is so severe that it is not uncommon for it to take me a few hours before I can even open my eyes

Every single system is affected, I can't think of the system in my body that isn't affected as I watch this gradual and terrifying breakdown

Monday, October 9, 2017

Vegas

Her name s Tawny and sadly she s still in hospital. I may or may not recognize her as I do like the restaurant she works at.

Tragically she's undergoing reconstructive surgery...

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Quote

"Well ARE you crazier than an outhouse rat?!"

I.d.

"Louise was targeted because of her sweet and gentle soul"

Friday, October 6, 2017

Quote

"I can't be with a girl that likes the Little River Band!"

Rural street smart

When I first arrived in Flagstaff , the manager of one of the slum hotels that I was homeless in told me that people come to Flagstaff on vacation but they leave on probation! (That manager also was a criminal and a cruel human)

Other things that I've learned since I've been here are that o. G. Means Original Gangster

My neighbor at the Relax Inn her daughter is a coyote my neighbor told me that her daughter is a really mean person. One day she told me see that van out there there are 20 Mexicans in the back of that van. I asked her what a coyote is and she told me that it's a person who illegally transports aliens to America from places like Mexico

I learned that P. O.is a probation officer.

And Pedro described his "tats" telling me he belongs to the Mexican Mafia!

One of the first long-term homeless mentally ill people that I met here will call him Nick.

I told him the things I was willing to do to help him make his life better, break the cycle of homelessness and clean up from addiction.

I'll tell you that there are certain things that I offered to do but ONLY if the homeless people meet me halfway and agree to doing XY and Z on their own.

It was clear that Nick had no intention of doing his part therefore I refused to do anything else to try to help him..

He had a really sweet spirit with a bachelor's degree and even spent some time as a Mormon. I came to care about him. My heart was broken when I opened the newspaper shortly after the 2013 Prescott fire that killed about 30 fireman; I read that  Nick set seven fires around Flagstaff! I had no idea he was an arsonist!

In the six and a half years I've been here I can only think of one single man that I've met that didn't have a long criminal history!

The education I never asked for!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Woodstock doc

Really fun new documentary! This flower child gives her stamp of approval!

www.axstv.com

Monday, October 2, 2017

Vegas

My heart is moved to know that Carol ( the Facebook friend that I have the most in common with) is on the scene right now helping out at the scene of the Vegas massacre.

Thank you Carol! (She lives walking distance away)

Yup

https://youtu.be/qytbhMlXltI

Me 2. Lived with roaches, mice and bed bugs

Sunday, October 1, 2017

I can relate

Bare with me on the grammar I am using my voice recognition on my smartphone

I could strongly relate to this movie on so many levels and I highly recommend it. What a history lesson!

I could strongly relate to Edna gladney because she care so much about social justice, children's rights ,children's advocacy and like me had loved hundreds if children.

I could also strongly relate to her because she had a lot of personal loss; her husband, a baby, a best friend to suicide upon finding out her adoptive mother wasn't her biological mother.

I could strongly relate to the babies in the movie because of being adopted and in my case I don't know my story I don't know if I was in foster care I don't know if my birth mother was with my biological father more than one time, there is so much that I don't know

Even though the phrase illegitimate is no longer on birth certificates I could strongly relate to how being lost to adoption and/or lost to children's homes affects you deeply for the rest of your life.

This movie the true story of mover and shaker Edna Gladney in the turn of the century.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Cat

  "Oh baby baby it's a wild world it's hard to get by just upon a smile!"

Investigation Discovery

Colette is highly sensitive person like me highly intuitive possibly even a psychic like I am. She is absolutely right when she says that the police are not going to protect us against our stalkers it all lays on our shoulders to try to stay alive

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

HILARIOUS

Never seen until tonight! What wonderful parodies! Life in n.y.c. around 1980 for African Americans. Extraordinary. "Everybody hates Chris"

Geneology

finding your roots with Henry Louis Gates premieres on October 3rd on PBS the genealogical researcher for the show is my Facebook friend CeCe Moore

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Mind blowing ancestors

Not only were my family New England founders but one of my ancestors was Dean of Yale University!

Harvey Briggs king is a great and descriptive writer keeping a smile in my face.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

quote of the night

I can sing as good if not better as the people I've heard on the radio!  Usher

Nyc

https://m.facebook.com/share.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lymedisease.org%2Fjumbotron%2F

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mario

Classic arts comes to the inner city, beautiful!

Qotd

"Every day I watched soul train, listened to Stevie Wonder and everything r and b!" Ellen

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Verified

http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/arizona-has-nd-highest-poverty-rate-in-nation/article_e161ef98-d714-5d50-adff-96428dd3cfba.html

Ah yes, my experiences verified by the statistical data.

Qotd

"Sleep deprivation is the most exquisite form of torture!"

Monday, September 18, 2017

20/20 on I.d.

They were living the champagne life in a 6 pack town! (On the late Paige and her ex husband)

Wow!

https://youtu.be/oGk00UX3BaY

Azpbs

Songs at the Center

Finding common ground, no matter your political label.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Instant funk on soul train

https://youtu.be/4UZSASkwHlY

Qotn

"Marginalized girls were being hunted."

Ancestry dna

As a result of having received my DNA results I learned:

My biological  great grandfather Harry was vice president of A.T and T at the turn of the century!

Precious

Couldn't stop smiling. Highly recommend this romantic movie!

Serendipity

More relevant then ever

I've gotten progressively sicker with every passing year. It occurs to me it started with my adoptive family chain smoking and me being so allergic.
I'm thinking in my entire life I've only spent about 3.5 years in an apt. that wasn't toxic.
Currently (I've known since day 1 in 4/2013) I'm in a place where even the visible mold is worsening.
Its a living hell as my body is destroyed and moving is not an option...
https://moldymovie.com/screening_watchnow

Friday, September 15, 2017

War

"In war, there are no winners" Vietnam vet

Sweet

https://youtu.be/zRgWvvkSvfk

Cool

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Quote of the day

" if you want to avoid being the victim of a violent crime stay out of bars late at night" Joe Kenda

Crushing

The mold and other toxins I've lived with for nearly 15 years have contributed to how seriously ill
I am.

No, with 750 a month, moving not an option, nor is proper mold removal.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

12 early signs

I have all 12 of the early warning signs of cancer.

You can't judge a book by it's cover!

Top 10

In the last year I experienced thundersnow for the first time.

I've had dozens if not hundreds of "weather firsts" here such as being forced to be outside walking in 60 plus mph wind in June 2011

Seeing snow in June

3 feet of hail in July

And 2016/2017 we broke records for snowfall. Average is 100 (to 200?) I know in 67 we got 200 inches

We had roughly the fourteenth wettest monsoon season this year too

I love weather t.v.

Sunset

Estranged

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/domestic-intelligence/201512/the-persistent-pain-family-estrangement

I never told drs.

Most of my 3 to 4 dozen diagnoses are untreated, I've never told doctors, they don't ever acknowledge how seriously ill I am.

I.e. my throat is violently sore, my entire mouth tongue and throat are on burning fire, pins and needles, chronically since about 2000.

What if your whole body was in excruciating pain all the time? You're too weak to stand.

Who wants a life of running from doc. to doc. especially when you're in poverty? A complete waste.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9/11

Poignant.

I was nearby in Baltimore. Seemed like everyone I knew, knew someone who perished. My friend Karen had a friend who was on one of the hijacked planes.

https://youtu.be/BFOTneNSy3g

Retro technologies

This is awesome, you gotta hear this

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Ad for new show

"She wasn't sleeping and looked like she was being tortured"

(As I've said, I'm not aware of anybody besides me who can go months without falling asleep. It's literal torture)

Qotd

Ah yes, I sensed that aura of creative vitality about you! Mr. O' Bannon (ghostwriter)

Quote of the day

Let me get a little film on ya!

(Auntie Mames husband wanting to take her photo)

Monday, September 4, 2017

Joni

4:42 is where things get interesting

https://youtu.be/U7TgqBYByUc

Turner classic movies

"You might as well like yourself, you're going to be spending an awful lot of time with yourself!"

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Thanx ancestry

Turns out my paternal grandmother Jean was a Peabody trained pianist!

My adoptive parents forced me to study piano as a child for 5 years. (Not my forte)

But as a teen and twenties I got very interested and CHOSE to take lessons.

Still, my true gift is as a vocalist.

Thanx ancestry

First photo I've ever seen of late biological paternal grandparents and my first cousin who is my age but I don't know her name!

Post monsoon season

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Much compassion

Many parallels between adoptee and murderer Jeffrey landrigans life and my life.

We are same age, he breaks out of prison in 89 (year I met birthmother) to flee to Arizona (I fled to Arizona) to unsuccessfully find his birthmother....

In 90 , we both cut off contact with our adoptive parents.

He and his biological father Darryl Hill who he never got to meet in person or both on death row

Monday, August 28, 2017

At the bus stop

Yesterday, as I approached the bus stop, I was immediately given a flower by a 4 year old girl named jojo.

She said: "Because I want you to be happy!"

So, I taught her and her baby brother (and her 30 y.o. mom!) the song: Where have all the flowers gone!

Ya never know

You never know who you'll meet at Macy's!

Today, I met a homeless atheist who plans to work his way up the socioeconomic ladder by selling BIBLES door to door!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ancestral journey

Wow! John's Hopkins (university named after him) was a pallbearer at my great grandfather's (Sylvester King) funeral in Baltimore!

It looks like funeral happened in the same Towson building I worked in! (Church and preschool)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

S.o.s.

https://youtu.be/VQmWozrcFlU

Musical

https://youtu.be/s0y7lCls0Pc

Trump in phoenix

O.k. I listened live, 12 news coverage for about 17 minutes. I'm naucious so I'm going to watch true crime instead.

5

https://youtu.be/3w8-lXBtJlk

Monday, August 21, 2017

1981 and after

For many years, if I wanted to take a drive (while in Baltimore) I would drive as far northwest as possible on Reisterstown road having no clue my biological family lived on that road.

And, I would drive Falls road having no idea that my biological paternal uncle lived in Falls road!

Coincidence or something more?

Since late 80s or so

For 24 years or so, the weakness is so devastating, that it takes all I have to move a muscle.

I googled it and up popped an article about one if my dozens of diagnoses, endometriosis.

I was relieved that writer of article stated what I've been saying for years...it's as horrific ad advanced cancer. But worse I believe because it's a life sentence.

Quote of the day

"If things start out badly, they're probably going to end badly" Joe Kenda

(Like babies put up for adoption)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Qotd

"Write the truth and let the music come to you!"

Friday, August 18, 2017

Adoption

Please check out my friend's eye opening blog on adoption. She's a brilliant writer and her name is Lorraine Dusky.

Just Google:

"birthmother,firstmother blog"

A taste

https://youtu.be/OYiaVroKxZw

Phenomenal live performance

https://youtu.be/OM7zRfHG0no

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Qotn

If your butt is big, LET IT OUT! Chacha

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quote of the day

"Her life is ruined, because she was adopted by an abusive couple!"

(This documentary is extraordinary)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Adoptee parallels

The more I learn about my biological family the more I am blown away at the parallels. For example in 2011 I made a drawing of me with a sign that said Tucson or bust because I didn't want to stay up here in the cold weather semicolon in the last year and a half or so I discovered that my biological Aunt who I don't even know what she looks like her name is Kitty actually lived and died in Tucson!

I also realize that there's a very strong chance that my half-sister and I were in some of the same classes at Towson University because we both started going there the same year even though she is two years younger than me. We are not in contact but these are just things that I've been able to piece together due to the fact that she is two years younger than me

There are so many more adoptee realizations someone just told me today that my biological father actually grew up in Randallstown which is the same place that I grew up

Tribute

https://youtu.be/RMBb-VvJShY

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thanx ancestry!

I just virtually met Cousin mark, a fourth cousin.

He traced my Cotton family line all the way back to the late sixteenth, early seventeenth century! (England)

Btw, I am 52 percent of u.k. heritage. This includes Ireland. My Irish ancestors settled in Baltimore circa 1800!

I'm an adoptee. I found birthmother at age 26, but we are not  in contact.

I'm 54.

Adopted

There's an extremely strong chance my late adoptive father did regular business with my biological family since my biological family started the mid Atlantic Pepsi bottling franchise and Arnold, my adoptive father owned bars and restaurants in the early 70s.

But Arnold wouldn't have known they were my paternal biological family!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Same sh!&

Decade after decade deal with same battles.

Today my large umbrella kept me from being hit my a car when I was in walkway

And

I had to use my umbrella to block a loose dog that was about to jump on me!

American dog owners ,(very true in Flagstaff) think they're too good to follow leash laws.

INFURIATING

Shocking!

As an adoptee I have  no way of knowing whether or not my biological family even know that I exist. Of course there are a couple who know that I exist but I don't know any details at all I don't know what any of my or I know only what a few of my biological family look like

So to be connected through my DNA results to the very cousin who has known about me for decades and cared a great deal about the fact that my biological father didn't want to have anything to do with me, is remarkable!

It just brings a tear to my eye  to know that not only did someone in my family know that I exist but they cared about what kind of life I would have with no father!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Never

https://youtu.be/3h0ZewTOqmI

Street life

https://youtu.be/Hsq-AAo45q0

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Newfound family

This is my fraternal biological great grandfather Harry Cann Ross with cousins Colleen and Shirley. My cousins resemble the 1967 pic. of me on my blog I think.

Biological family

This is my fraternal great grandfather and my two cousins Colleen and Shirley

I'm A dancer

Now I know y I'm always dancing!

Thanx ancestry

I wouldn't have bothered doing my DNA test but one of the Facebook groups will pay for your test if your low income I think it's one of the groups for adoptees. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I meet a cousin who is helping me to learn what my family are like and sending me pictures on a regular basis since I got my results about 12 days ago

This is Uncle Willie my great uncle Willie he lost his leg hopping trains, maybe I got my Wild and Free Spirit from him!

Tombstones

https://youtu.be/LmdDMGp8IS8

Al

https://youtu.be/-3c_Sz1A4qg

Curtis

https://youtu.be/HJkjVfOcIxs

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Actor repeats my theory

"No matter how meek a person is, in the right conditions, they can become very violent"

(I said this on my blog years ago)

Quote of the day

I don't know if I could deal with it, if 20 years of my life had been wiped out.

Mary Ride

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Story of my life

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/14/535792864/doctor-shortage-in-rural-arizona-sparks-another-crisis-in-forgotten-america

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Investigation discovery

Detective: "these sensitive, artistic types have a fear of failure. Her writings are almost solely about death"

Friday, July 28, 2017

Dna

Got my DNA results. 236 fourth cousin and closer matches.

Of all the crazy (at this point unexplained) surprises; I've been contacted by one of my matches who is a Snyder.

But Snyder is my adoptive parents name. Say what?!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Qotd

"I'm too depressed to NOT be a comedian!" Erica rhodes

Millions like me

R.I.p. Chester

I like millions of others can REALLY relate to your angst filled lyrics.

https://youtu.be/7Mxg4VkkRRI

Sweet

https://youtu.be/dMMmRlMoO78

Who?

https://youtu.be/X_zDEEQoHOw

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Heatwave

https://youtu.be/0Sem04Mjsw0

One nation

https://youtu.be/3WOZwwRH6XU

Qotd

"We make all of our coffee with a driver's  cup so you can drive as crazy as you want!"

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Quote Of the night

Maggie "where is that music coming from"?

Mitch: "oh that's the hi figh"!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Marvin

This video really resonates with me!

https://youtu.be/57Ykv1D0qEE

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Quote of the day

Travel with an open mind and you'll gain empathy

Qotd

"I have the comedian heart!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Now

I've met far 2 many folks in Flagstaff who are on parole. Sad.

Wow!

"I was wastin n this living hell"
.

"In povertys despair"

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Quote of the day

After Eliot threatened her with prison:

"No prison is worse then the prison of living in a sick body"

Quote of the day

My severely developmentally disabled neighbor Dawn came to the conclusion today that men want steak!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wow

Dig this

Can relate!

Cares

http://www.apartmentlife.org/WhatisCARES/LiveinaCARESCommunity.aspx

Friday, July 7, 2017

Ez

Now that I'm in Flagstaff it's easy and natural to be kind outgoing and friendly. I've truly regained my playful self with the wicked sense of humor.

Its e.z. now that I don't have a virtual  fuckin gun at my head every goddamn minute like I did in Baltimore!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Booktv

#going to hell in a hen basket!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Confessions

Eli# (not real name) is profoundly developmentally disabled and was mt next door neighbor for a year.

Today he said he's 38 and a virgin.

Says hes lookin for a sugar mama! Says if he could have just one wish he wants Pamela Anderson!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Still awake

Awake around the clock.

Quality t.v.

Segregation, the rise of white supremacy and other important topics regarding the portrayal of minorities such as Muslims.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summertime

https://youtu.be/Kr0tTbTbmVA

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sooo amazing

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o5zfn6MIEcs/WMwgqqWmi4I/AAAAAAADQZY/LJYhYr6YKWUdbnTf1Veuq-t_pjNnS419gCLcB/s1600/Elena%2BPancorbo%2B%252811%2529.jpg

Saturday, June 24, 2017

After words

No safety net for poor Americans.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Refuse

based on what I've read on the internet I'm diagnosing myself with fatal familial insomnia

I am not going for a sleep study because I have heard that they're torturous and I know that having wires hooked all over me will also make it impossible to fall asleep I just taking it upon myself to switch my medications on my own

The walk-in emergency clinic turn me away and the earliest they can see me is in two more weeks and I just feel like I can't stand the idea of being awake for another 2 weeks. I don't know anyone else like me who can stay awake for more than a month at a time other than Michael Jackson sounds like propofol might be a good idea for me but I'll bet doctors are hesitant to prescribe it even though the severe insomnia can kill you

It would be extremely difficult to get to my own doctor because everything in Flagstaff is a long hilly difficult and where Rocky walk from the bus stop to wherever it is that you need to go and I'm simply too weak to truly walk anymore

Monday, June 19, 2017

Xtremely severe insomnia

in the last 4 weeks I've slept 8 hours in a block of two different nights other than that I don't fall asleep until after 6 a.m. and even then I don't fall asleep I mean if I'm lucky I'll sleep 3 minutes wake up be awake for 2 hours sleep another 3 minutes wake up this is just something that's been going on for my whole life and I'm barely standing

Cares

Cares events were designed so that apt. Residents will stay longer .......

They dont work in that regard; most folks stay 3 ti 10 months.

1200 fir a one bedroom apt. in a town where ur lucky to earn 400 a week before taxes!

Impenetrable barrier

Ive been in Flagstaff for 6.years. since roughly 2000 ive had virtually no exposure to relationships with well to do Americans.

When folks in poverty have no exposure to or ability to befriend folks who r succeeding in life their chances of bettering their lives are pretty much nil.

Welcome to my living hell.

I can dig it!

Turns out, this entire 4 years ive had all the mc cable channels but didnt know it!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

For my dear friend Melissa in Westminster

https://youtu.be/bwQWjC6g-E0

Absolutely beautiful

Gay friendly choirs with beatboxing! Just absolutely beautiful

Hmckc.org

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Adoption

Adoption trauma book recommends in labels

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Crackdown

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/27/nation/la-na-ff-arizona-homeless-20130719

Monday, June 12, 2017

Soul train

https://youtu.be/6FKA-Y_g-2I

Pardon my French

Initially, I was curious if Arizona single men would b different from single men in Indiana and Baltimore, md.

But, I'd like to reiterate that nearly every single guy I've met is "bat shit crazy!"

(Coming from ME, the American woman whose had a worse life then anybody I've met and/or am aware of through books and reality t.v.!)

Friday, June 9, 2017

T.c.m.

When I watch non fiction movies or t.v. shows I read articles about the person during commercials.

That being said: the larry hart movie was so beautiful, poignant and at the end very sad.

Living as a gay man in the 20s and 30s closeted, alcoholic and self conscious about his short stature was a very hard life.

The only satisfaction he got was writing music and performing. What a remarkable lifetime contribution! And a long list of musical stars in the movie.

Please check it out: "words and music"

Why bother to shake

it's barely worth introducing yourself or shaking hands! the minute people move here they're making plans to move away!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Old and new

Unofficial member of Final Exit Network and exit International

Here is the link to my other blog: shannon45.wordpress.org (or com?)

Heartwarming

I was in first grade during the premiere, just mildly "too old" for the show!

https://youtu.be/4Dc_91eUUSY

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

that's why I watch True Crime shows

In the repetitive violent crimes that I was a victim of in Baltimore City Carroll County Maryland and Flagstaff Arizona the perpetrator used white paint to destroy my belongings my furniture and my clothing

I just learned by watching this particular True Crime show that white paint in the Vietnam culture is equivalent to death! This made my mouth hang open when I heard it

The stalker and perpetrators of the crimes against me never served a day in jail or prison I have reason to believe to this day that I am still being stalked because of the very frequent vandalism to my automobile where I'm currently living

I was recently forced to sell the car

Monday, May 29, 2017

M.j.

"Maybe Neverland is a normal life"

Thursday, May 25, 2017

No surprise

Being on the streets completely destroyed my body. I went fro working out regularly, dancing and walking up to 10 miles in a day,

to being wracked with bodywide excruciating pain 22/7 only occasionally able to stand up for more than a couple of minutes.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Qotd

"It's about quality of life" Murray

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Qotd

"Just my luck! I dont talk to anyone on a subway for 35 years, and you're the woman playing the best man at a LESBIAN WEDDING!" Stranger to Elaine on the train

Earth

https://youtu.be/Gs069dndIYk

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Qotn

" the way Steven fed me my gluten-free and dairy-free cake was so sweet!" Megan

Omg!

https://youtu.be/TU0jp7303zA

Qotd

"I have a half sister but she doesn't know me and doesn't want to." Patient

Dr. To same patient: "don't give up now, you re brilliant and beautiful and you can meet your brand new family and start all over!"

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Return

This episode focuses on the sad reality of being an adoptee in the Amish community. Mostly Jeremiah

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sense of humor

Quality of life is still unacceptable and deplorable. (Yes , I'll never lose my sense of humor, don't let it fool you)

Primarily bedridden, seriously ill. Still a starvation wage, looks like I'll have to sell car, cant afford repairs.

I'm no idiot, even if I do introduce myself to the dozen-and-a-half relatives whose address is I now have I do not expect my life to ever  improve enough for me to be able to tolerate.

I'm sicker with every passing year and don't plan to pursue any more medical care. It's a waste of my damn time!

Qotd

"The testosterone is spewing over!" Vanessa

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Documentary

"Having responsibility for another life has made me feel alive again" prisoner

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Over the top

Iyanla is an extraordinary clinician!

"Stay at peace, don't be in pieces" iyanla

I thank him

A reason why I'm a very confident woman is because my Maryland psychotherapist in about 2003 called me "a highly skilled, extraordinary clinician."

It means soooo much!

Quote of the day

"Whose ready to ride the yellow banana?!" Chief Sandy

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lwla

"Nothing about me is cheap" little women

(I just spent 18$ on two greeting cards for aunt and cousin who dont know me)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Recommend

I highly recommend this book explaining how government influenced housing segregation after the depression. Author is Richard Rothstein.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Quote of the night

"Coffee isn't coffee, coffee is sex!" George

Monday, May 1, 2017

Quote of the day

"Its the bestest fact in the whole wide world! Maryland has the longest escalator in the entire western hemisphere!"

(This kid's gonna give some girl a fascinating first date someday!)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Big inspiration

Congratulations, you've come sooo far Ellen Degeneres! We love you sooo much!

"Stay true to yourself and you will be richly rewarded!" Ellen

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Welcome

"We welcome you with furry arms!"


(The external view of the hotel convinces me it must be in Baltimore, Charles Village neighborhood!)

Quote of the day

"The worst kind of time you can do in jail, is colored time" Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier)

(Poitier is a stellar human being in my book)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quote of the night

"The more money you make, the more you sing the blues"

az. ticket

Got ticketed. Didn't have the 50$ to renew my tags last November.

My ticket is 388$!  every 90 days that I don't pay it off I will be find an extra $40 when I take into account the find that I'll get every 90 days it will take me 3 years to pay off this ticket at $15 a month!

There's no more debtors prison or hanging thank goodness, that's my only saving grace

Elena

"Allow me to introduce myself, I'm crown princess, Elena of Avalor!"

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Quote of the night

"Everyone has a dark side, we all have the capacity for violence"

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Turner classic movies

What a great, beautiful romance!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Quote of the day

"Jesus REALLY screwed up my sex life" potential married guy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Self guided bible studies

Page 2, table of contents from my self created bible study program in 1983.

(Atheist since 1986)

1983

The woman I was for 5_6 years. Page one table of contents from my homemade journal, Christian studies.

Since 1986, im a hardcore atheist (that will never change.)

1983

One page from my 1983 journal; the woman I was at 19/20.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beyond

"I know homelessness and I know hunger." Native American woman

"Never give up, let your voice speak out!" Alice Brownotter

Quote of the day

"So her photography was also about social commentary?!"

"Yes absolutely" (adoptee linda bannister)

Quote of the night

"Even very small amounts of Mark go a very long way!" (Reference to Mark's inability to cope, now that he lives alone)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Axstv

"They treat me like a bastard at a family reunion" Doralee (dolly parton)

Oh happy day?

With help from my support group, I just found my biological maternal aunt and a cousin.

Theres no guarantee they will reply, but if they reply affirmatively then: "OH HAPPY DAY!"

the big lesson ive learned in life is: Don't get your hopes up.  I'll let you know if they get back to me!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fellow member

Adam was a fb friend who I communicated with regularly and was internationally famous for his euthanasia activism.

He was seriously ill like I am. His friends, virtual and face to face have been holding their collective breath knowing that any day now Adam will take his life.

R.I.p. adam maier clayton

Friday, April 14, 2017

A fascinating journey/who am i

I'm stunned to learn that I have such deep Midwest ern roots.
My biological maternal grandfather and his siblings were raised in Peoria and his ancestors have been in Illinois a long time!
Marion Duchane (never seen any photos of him though)

New glasses ready again

Broken

So, the glasses are "ready"

And

THE PRESCRIPTION IS STILL WRONG!

Why avoid downtown

Avoid downtown if you're not a tourist! They're too damn happy! Overheard today:

A. "Now this is the high life!

then 2 women walked past me singing: "always on the sunny side of life"

BLECH

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Azpbs

"I was a child, I didnt know we were homeless. If we stayed in a motel with a t.v. it was a real treat! That's when I fell in love with NOVA"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Quote of the day

"I like big butts I can not lie, I'd like to get witcha!"

Monday, April 10, 2017

Grammar

You know you're the grammar police when you find yourself editing the message inside your fortune cookie!

Shocking

I Meet so many wonderful people from around the world on fb.

Many, many have no face to face friends! Soo unfair! Hundreds of thousands (millions?) of good kind people with no friends!

What have our societies come to?

Episode one

https://youtu.be/zmIvu1yg3bU

Breathe

http://www.environmentmaryland.org/news/mde/baltimore%E2%80%99s-health-risk-143-dirty-air-days-2015

Great talk

That was a fascinating panel discussion I'm sure it's going to be a great book

Adoptee realizations

my biological paternal family and My adoptive father we're all in the same business and we certainly worked together and did business together without realizing that I am the tie between them I was the common denominator!

Baltimore city bars, restaurants and bottling companies!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saddest

The saddest part is that most are sleeping "under the stars" with no tent or shelter.

(Its my lifes mission to reduce the burden any way I can)

The end

Is there really a god?

Man acquires diary of ex lover

Ww2 (based on true story)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Doesn't matter

In these United States (as alluded to by Obama) it doesnt matter how kind or ethical you are, it doesn't matter that your life is about giving back and giving of yourself.

You only matter if you were lucky enough to be born into a wealthy family. You only matter because you are rich.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Great man

I really like the way Roger Waters thinks!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Writer's challenge

The six word challenge has been around for a number of years. Basically they pick the topic and you have to you six words to describe the topic work to answer the question

So if they were to ask for you to describe your life so far using only six words you would reply:

"Nothing short of a living hell."

Omg

I'll have to get to the library to get a better look what I just found my tree I mean this is the first time I've ever been able to actually see my tree that is the tree of lieutenant John King the Revolutionary War, as a result I am able to view over a hundred of my relatives! so I just introduced myself on Geni!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

British long lost family

I always ball from beginning to end on this show.  For sadness then joy when they are reconciled.

Congratulations Sharon, Adrian and mum Ann. Im very happy for you!

https://youtu.be/PV7mBoIfZPE

Old school

https://youtu.be/ar7sKNb4UUE

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Damn!

This 50th Anniversary Country Music Awards is absolutely extraordinary I didn't even realize I know nearly every country song between 1950 and 2005

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hes sweet

Congratulations king roscoe, you are a kind soul!

Two times in one month

This is the second time in one month where my psychic thing read me to Google particular person that I haven't thought about sometimes in decades just to find out they just died!

I thought about a game we played at kurts house once in 71 or 72, googled and he just died too!

R.I.p. Kurt Kesselman

Soo many things

Its a living hell. My skull is being crushed. My mouth teeth eyes are killing me. Someone is slamming the back of my skull with a sledge hammer....

Medications aren't helping , I have no neurologist. I've been living with this since my early twenties.

I surmise the lyme disease isn't helping. This is just a fraction of the suffering.

Favorite lines

The landlord said this to the tenant after the tenants boyfriend murdered her 2 preschool children:

" you are young and you have far too much life force in you to give up !

get out of bed and go help other mothers who have lost their children otherwise you're going to be living to die!"

(Paraphrase)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Quote of the day

I live in Harlem, my universe is 6 blocks"

(This movie is/was my 14 years in Baltimore city)

Extraordinary cast! Whoopi, phylicia rashad, janet jackson and lots more.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Just found online

I just found a picture of my biological paternal great-grandmother; Mollie, online so I'm really pleased and excited!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Quote of the night

"I feel incomplete because I've never met my dad"

"Hopes and dreams, they let you down."

broken broken broken

So it's been about a four to six months weight with broken glasses and absolutely everything that can go wrong did go wrong I had to choose between three different frame types because my insurance would only cover the absolute cheapest of frames I trusted the retailer when she told me that I looked particularly good in this one type of frames but:

the glasses arrived to the retailer at the mall being manufactured with the wrong prescription I am furious!

(tried them on, frame type looks awful)

Another 2 to 4 week wait AND retailer told me not to order my glasses from Zenni or any other online manufacturer because they will just get the prescription wrong! well isn't this ironic.

I can try lions club again ( either for flattering frames or for a pair of glasses that I can read with but even this will be another maybe 5 week wait!)

Quote of the day

"She's between husbands right now!"

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Quote of the night

" so tell me what will you write in your Journal tonight?"

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Virginia Book Festival

"Journals should b private" tom

Response "until you die!" Panel member

Friday, March 24, 2017

Handsome and deadly

Takeaway from these crime show; lookout! There are thousands of handsome, charismatic and well dressed men out there who will kill you and love it!

All 3 suspects in Heathers case fit the above description.

NEVER have initial dates in your home or the mans home.

Public place! (I choose daylight hours as an added precaution)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Confirmed

Sadly confirmed.  Adam abba tessman committed suicide.

As did his mother.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Similar

www.onekindactamonth.com

This is similar to the volunteer job I created for myself in about 2005

I donate food
Counsel

Casework

Give rides

About this video, I love how the kids draw beautiful artwork on lunch bags)

http://ellentube.com/videos/0-12vwyloh/

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Light posts, filler posts

Any period between 2007 and 2014 where I either didn't post at all, or posted music videos and the like was for a very sad reason

Ive been stalked since 2005. Between 05 and 13 (in particular) I feared for my life around the clock.

I was shot at, poisoned, followed, daily break ins, looting.

To my knowledge the perpetrators were never charged.

While Im still being targeted and dealing with repeat auto vandalism; as of 2015 I feel very safe mostly.

Through the years the violence escalated and cops had no particular interest in helping.

I knew Id b murdered, made a few attempts on my life with the knowledge that it's much better to take your own life then to be murdered.

Nowadays a post on pop culture doesn't mean im afraid to write the truth; conversely , I can honestly say that the details of this living hell I probably will not release in their entirety until after my passing

I've been looking for collaborators for quite a long time this is not something I can do on my own which is why my autobiography never got published.

Have you ever tried to write a book while you were on the run or in immense Danger ?I can only think of a couple of authors who have.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Quote of the night

" a woman's heart is an ocean of secrets" Rose

Highest jump ever

This is exciting news! "Fbi investigating trump team"

Other's perceptions

Got 3 friend requests from girls I knew in elementary and junior high.

They said some variation of:

You were so much fun

You were so happy

You were always smiling

(This is stunning, shocking, but Ill take it.!)

Long lost family

Last nights episode took place in flagstaff. Cried from beginning to end.

Congratulations to you and your new family, Mark!  "Brendan Lee Hill"

Sunday, March 19, 2017

WOW!

I just think this is so exciting I had to put it in here before I'm even done watching the show Jennifer Gray's grandfather came over on the same ship that my great-grandfather came over on however her grandfather came over three years earlier than my great-grandfather did and they both arrived in New York!

Ship PRETORIA

Encouraged

some things have happened in the last couple of days that have reminded me that I am still capable of very deep joy.

The upcoming days will tell me whether or not I can hang on to feeling so encouraged.

I have nearly everything going against me.

I will say Trump doesn't scare me as much anymore.  The millions of left wing (and rt. wing!) Trump protesters make me feel empowered.

Im still an activist, I sign many petitions each month, sent to me by:

www.change.org

www.moveon.org

www.ourrevolution.org

(Some of the links might be dot com)

Twice removed

After reading the list of notable living Baltimoreans, looks like one of the names is very close relative.

That close relative had a very close relationship with Anne Franks family.

That being said, Ive wondered if any of my ancestors died in Holocaust...

History class bored me to death in school. But now that I know so much about my ancestors, I feel fascinated, truly connected to America n and European history.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Scary

I regularly get messages from Gmail or Yahoo telling me that people are trying to hack into my accounts it's very scary and this time it's particularly freaky because the person who tried to break into my account is in the country of Iran!

I don't use that account anymore so I cant change passcode, dont remember.

Tell me about your experiences being hacked, stalked andor cyberstalked?

Huge reasons I can't move

Ive wanted (needed?) To live in san Diego since 94.

But where can I go with a 750 month check.?

4/5 of subsidized programs that I was living in I experienced nearly daily felonies, violent crime.

I mean just to give you an example of what's going on in this country all I had to do yesterday was Google San Diego subsidized and Section 8 housing violent crime and a whole bunch of Articles popped up

I feel desperate to live in a mild climate year-round that would also allow me to control my weight because I'd be able to walk year round outside.

The logical thing to do would be to go to San Diego for vacation to explore it first but obviously there's no money to take trips or vacations to preview places to live period

So while I'm grateful in many ways it doesn't feel like a home where I'm at because I had to live in the apartment and the address was selected for me there is a slim chance that I could become a homeowner through various programs for low-income people but given hell absolutely grueling everything is and he'll absolutely grueling poverty is it's probably not even worth it to try to become a homeowner comma along move to an apartment in a warmer climate

To get into subsidized housing was a 11 and a half your weight. Yes I am redundant in my post but many of my current readers most of my current readers have not ever seen my older posts, so I don't feel bad about being redundant!

What has your experience been in regards to waiting for or living in subsidized housing in the United States or in other countries for that matter?

Soo rare

Its so rare to receive exemplary customer service in any industry...

So, when I do receive it I make sure to praise them.  Often ill compliment them on their businesses fb page.

And, if its restaurant, taxi etc. I also give a generous tip WITH big compliment.

Heres an amazing story that happened to me around Christmas;

I called the Medicaid number to give them my new mailing address. The man replied: "I see here you have $60 in unused benefits. I'll tell you what items are in the catalog so you can place an order!

(Things like heating pads, or otc medications!)

I told him thats an amazing surprise Christmas present!

If you also love Prince

If you love Prince as much as I do you have absolutely got to see this true verdicts on what really happened regarding his death.

"I want my music to speak loudest for me."

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fx

"Me and her? Were the fuckin heat!"

Hilarious movie. Great for female empowerment! Music very cool, danceable.

Tcm

Never seen Petula Clark in film. This is a precious, beautiful, whimsical film. The singing and dancing are amazing. You wont b able to stop smiling!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Passed

Terrifying to think of failing, but after just two required medical appointments I passed my review, shwew!

Review

Awesome the way "Lem" practices peace in every situation.

Extreme stress of poverty

I made 5 or so trips to optical store for minor fixes, but 10 weeks ago earpiece broke off, then they bent.

8 weeks ago applied at lions club, never heard back.

Despite my having heard from insurance agent which places my insurance is contracted with (for eyeglass purchase) when I drove there yesterday she said, the agent was wrong.

She was kind enough to advocate for me to get another appointment at Lions Club

I made my roughly trip 7 to Nationwide Vision insurance and glasses place yesterday( by accident) I thought I had been told I could go there to get glasses but when I arrive the optician said no your access/medicaid does not cover glasses, only covers children.

And she took my card and said oh you have Access Health Choice! She said go ahead and start choosing which glasses you like so I did that and she said well your insurance notgoing to pay for any of those and your prescription is high that means that you're going to have to buy very very cheap frames. I picked up two pairs of cheap frames and she tried to put the order in the computer and it was rejected due to the fact that the cheap frames will not hold the heavy material necessary for my prescription.!

She charged me and this really surprise me she charged me $27 basically she is required to have me pay the co-pay immediately and then she sent an order hoping and praying that it will work but she doesn't know if it will or not and said she might end up having to refund my $27!! Stress!

Lot of run around and a lot of  being told falsehoods.  As I've been telling you for years everything is broken and nothing gets done right especially for the poor!

I have lots of panic attacks, dont sleep more then an hour a night.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Remembering

This is what my childhood was like, but worse, much worse.

Loved

I loved every child I ever cared for as if they were my own flesh and blood!

Tcm

Precious. Hilarious!