Monthly Archives: February 2010

How do I end a bad friendship? Badly.

How to break up a friendship? I am in the uncomfortable position of ending a friendship and I am the one who’s breaking up. It’s difficult because I am not really angry right now but I so want to be … Continue reading

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Last rant on medicating the nation

My final thoughts (for the moment) on this topic on mood medication. I find it disturbing that our cultural shift to chemical adjustment of human emotions is barreling along at a break neck pace. It disturbs me that the normal … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy because we told you to to go out and buy it

What timing, what grist for the mill… My observations on antidepressants: while appearing uncaring (I am) and flip (I’m that too) on the notion that the medical profession doles out medication far too easily (it does), I have deep compassion … Continue reading

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Antidepressants and the “right” to happiness

Do I dare write about a subject I partially listened to on the radio? Shouldn’t I take the full hour before I start preaching? One would hope, however, I’m going to plunge right in with my opinion. As a nurse … Continue reading

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Bicycles are in the header

I changed this title because I’ve been more interested in promoting bicycling around Beverly–I think I had one or two rants about my fair city in the beginning but overall, it’s more about wanting to get around on two wheels … Continue reading

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Quit Ranting and Do Something Real

I just couldn’t take another second of Eve’s nonsense on “On Point Radio”. The worst was allowing the caller to reference the false reported study that women are abused more on Superbowl Sunday because male testosterone was raging on that particular day. Just the opposite, in fact, It was found to be a day of unusual calm and quiet in emergency rooms, police 911 calls and battered women’s hotlines. Arrrgh! What a bunch of tripe! So disappointed in the program for that hour. There are more meaningful womens forums in this world and I believe Ms. Ensler got her attention from the rediculous and senseless title of her monologues. Continue reading

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February

I would have been a terrible Arctic explorer. I’d have been the first to perish, I’m certain. I probably would have become useless to my team and my mood would have encouraged them leave me on an ice floe. Continue reading

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