The first time I was bullied was a cruel alert to the way the world really works.
That moment when I go to school and realize that will be my prison for a year. Dry, and bleak, and suffocating. The tomb I will live in for those months, and all my effort to no avail in such an outdated education system. Wasting day by day, working towards a time that may never … Read more
It was the death of my grandma when I was 8. My dad, grandpa, and I ate dinner while my grandma went to take a nap. She always wanted me to wake her up from her naps and in the mornings when I was with her. She wouldn't wake up and was pronounced dead at … Read more
I'd like to answer the question that you posed in Tom's comments.
I was three and was just betrayed by both parents, I had a little mental breakdown for awhile. When I came around again, I almost lost myself again, when I realized that this wasn't going to end any time soon.
The first I recall was the death of my great-grandfather when I was 5. Great old guy. As I saw it then, he just never came back around. I missed him. Mortality makes poor discussion with a 5 yr-old.
So then, there was, of course, that whole business about Santa Claus. Reasoning the sheer logistics … Read more
Yes. As a kid my sister and I were told "You two gotta get along because when we are dead you two will only have each other." "When we are gone you two will have each other"...... A sentence I held on to my whole childhood. As long as she was there, i'd be fine. … Read more
Well, I do like the concept of finding intelligent life anywhere in the universe---Earth could use an infusion of such beings---we're starting to run low.
I have never considered the possibility of life on other worlds, but I would not at all be surprised if there were and that it might turn out that a currently … Read more
Some tourist traps are tons of fun. Estes Park is a nonstop carnival, with better food.
But I'm with you. I prefer to slow down and go beyond the crowds. The locals know the best places, and the experience is more authentic. That's why I want to go back to the British Isles. My high … Read more