The Chronic – not Weed, but Groin Pain

I was born with an inguinal hernia, one of just many physical problems. I had the hernia surgically repaired when I was 4 years old and have had chronic pain issues ever since. All through my childhood I always felt delicate and somehow stretched in my groin region on the right side. I always had to … Continue reading The Chronic – not Weed, but Groin Pain



Paruresis (/ˌpɑːrəˈriːsɪs/ PAR-ə-REE-sis) is a type of phobia in which the sufferer is unable to urinate in the real or imaginary presence of others, such as in a public restroom. The analogous condition that affects bowel movement is called parcopresis. ...Also known as "nervous bladder".  It seems like a "nervous bladder" would be squirting pee … Continue reading Paruresis

The Paternal Grandparents

I did not meet my father for the first time until I was - I forget how old exactly - 19? 20? Something like that. It wasn't a nice experience. For reasons detailed elsewhere in this blog I ended up back in the town of my birth, where I met my father and his parents … Continue reading The Paternal Grandparents

Satanic Rituals in the Old Country Barn

This is another true story from my particularly marvelous childhood. In the late 80's there were three girls in my grade  - the 7th grade - that I hung out with, and two other girls in the grade below us that we hung out with. The 6 of us all hung out together. Little snots, … Continue reading Satanic Rituals in the Old Country Barn

Brief Rant

The internet is pissing me off today - the Dreamscope website owner and developer (who I found out is also involved in the creation of a facial recognition app for Google Glass - creepy!) is doing his absolute best to alienate his constant users and fuck his formerly awesome website all up (and he's doing … Continue reading Brief Rant