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Pill Shaming (Yourself)

It seems like you can’t win. When you’re depressed and/or anxious, people tell you to get help. It’s all over social media. Protect your mental health. Speak to a counselor. They give you (not so) helpful advice to cheer up, get out more, get some sunshine, just try harder. So, you speak to your doctor, […]

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Bah Bah Black Sheep (I Can’t Find the Asterisk)

I don’t think it’s fair to refer to myself as a black sheep.  I mean, sure, I seldom fit in any group.  Okay, so I almost never agree with popular public opinion.  And fine, my family usually looks at me with something like mystified disbelief when we talk about relevant current affairs. Maybe I am […]

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Fun Subjects: Rape, Incest, and The Master Race (The Culture of Death, Part 2)

Warning: Foul Language Ahead Any time you talk to anyone about abortion, unless they are one of those soul-less “free abortions for everyone!” people, you will always come back around to this pro choice question: “What about in cases of rape and incest?” This is a valid question.  There are no easy answers.  Both rape […]

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Welcome to the Culture of Death (no guns allowed)

One of the reasons I’ve stepped away from my blogging a little is because the political climate over the last two years has been, well, exhausting. In trying to deal with my increasing anxiety and a possible excessive use of alcohol to calm my nerves, I’ve cut myself off from people quite a bit.  Let’s be […]

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(not so) Compassionate

It is no secret that West Virginia has a problem.  Truthfully, the word “problem” fails to grasp the true magnitude of what is happening here in the Mountain State. They call us pillbillies.  In the (not so) distant past, one of our larger towns, Huntington, was declared the opioid capital of the country.  We have […]

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Prozac (not so) Me

Do you ever get the feeling that God is speaking to you? Maybe sending you a sign?             Not those kinds of signs, but the kinds that only you see.  I’ll give you two examples. Wednesday of last week was Ash Wednesday.  My sister was watching an episode of Roseanne. […]

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Judgy Turd Syndrome

“But people love a hypocrite, you know——they recognize one of their own, and it always feels so good when someone gets caught with his pants down and his dick up and it isn’t you.” ― Stephen King, The Green Mile   Why is it that we relish in the misery of others? I suppose some […]

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(not so) Tongue Tied

Here’s an unusual way for The (not so) Special Mother to start a blog post: with some Bible verses.  Check it out. James, Chapter 3, verses 3-9 If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide their whole bodies.  It is the same with ships: even though […]

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Hillbilly Strong

To say the State of West Virginia has had a rough couple of days would be a massive understatement. To make a long and extremely depressing story somewhat shorter, suffice it to say we received record rainfall amounts across much of the state, and as a result we had record flooding.         […]

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Spoiled (not so) Rotten

You have to be careful when you are talking about other people’s rotten kids. Even to define what it means to have a “good” kid or a “bad” kid can be tricky.  It’s broad terminology. Regardless, I couldn’t help but ponder a comment I heard about an obviously “bad” kid who had grown into a […]

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