People who equate truth with fact are missing the point.

The Crystal Ball She Wished She’d Had

I read the comments on an article at ABC News called 5 Disturbing Things We Learned Today About Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza and it’s very clear that most people think that those of us who have loved ones with serious mental illness should a) understand the depth and severity of their illness in all ways, at all times; b) deliver appropriate treatment in all ways and at all times; and c) basically read their minds and use our handy dandy crystal balls (they give us those at diagnosis, you know, so we will always be aware when someone in our family is going to do something unimaginable) to predict all possible behaviors so as to protect others from our “psycho” family members. . . . → Read More: The Crystal Ball She Wished She’d Had

Sanctimonious Concern

There are times to call police, but there are also times to speak our concerns to each other, and there are times to check our 21st century, first-world paranoia and let it go. . . . → Read More: Sanctimonious Concern

You Chose

No Points for Style

If only we were half as powerful as we believe ourselves to be. . . . → Read More: You Chose

For Kelly Thomas

Kelly Thomas was beat and beat and beat by Fullerton police officers on July 5, 2011 and while the cops beat him he cried for his dad and God and his mom and they beat him some more until he stopped moving. . . . → Read More: For Kelly Thomas

Come As You Are

For us, the believers, the Jesus-people, the bible is not a book of history and rules. Our God is not a God of hate. . . . → Read More: Come As You Are

Issy and Kelli Stapleton: Murder, Suicide, and Family

I have been deeply disturbed for weeks. I keep trying to write this blog post and backing away from it, over and over. I have decided not to publish it, and alternately been compelled to publish it. Ultimately, this is my truth. This is what my family survived, and if it was the . . . → Read More: Issy and Kelli Stapleton: Murder, Suicide, and Family

The NM Mental Health Care Audit: Out of the Frying Pan

The state of NM has yanked Medicaid and Medicare funding from fifteen agencies that provide mental health care services all across New Mexico. This represents 30,000 patients, many of them children, some of them the very sickest of the population of people with psychiatric illness.

I don’t use the word “yanked” accidentally or lightly. . . . → Read More: The NM Mental Health Care Audit: Out of the Frying Pan

This Is How We Dare

We dare because it is always OK to ask for what we need. Always. . . . → Read More: This Is How We Dare

Dear People Who Do Not Have a Child With Disabilities…

I have yet to meet a parent of a child with disabilities who hasn’t heard a whole lot of nonsense from people who never intended to speak nonsense. . . . → Read More: Dear People Who Do Not Have a Child With Disabilities…

BlogHer Surprise, or How I Misunderstood Almost Everything

Queen Latifah at BlogHer VOTY

BlogHer 2013, one of the most eventful weekends of my life, presented in 1600 words and 10 pictures. “Just the facts, ma’am,” as the saying is. . . . → Read More: BlogHer Surprise, or How I Misunderstood Almost Everything

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