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It's just kind of … awkward. Maybe it's like working at a company in the mailing room. And you see the same employee slipping personal mail into the outgoing mail every day. And then one day, instead of a few … Continue reading
Jinovin (name changed) was an organization providing alternative health treatments to homeless. I thought this was phenomenal. I was already paying for alternative health treatments and that I was able to receive additional services for free was awesome. I donated. … Continue reading
I was in a progressive city in the United States and I was sitting in what is called a day center in some places. This was a day center for homeless women. The functions at day centers can vary. At … Continue reading
Nell has a dream. Dreams can be dangerous. It’s so easy to be misled when you’re dreaming.
I love it when white people tell me they’ve lived in Hawaii. How was it? I ask eagerly, as if I were imagining Paradise with a capital P. Why on earth did you leave? I exhale breathlessly.
It’s funny how well one can compartmentalize things. And how quickly some of us do that when faced with certain situations. I’m speaking generally here. It’s a defense, a method of protection. Let’s live dangerously. Let me be more specific. … Continue reading
You know, in looking back and sifting through the memories and stories (and there’s no shortage of them), it’s funny to me that then, when I was going through it, it didn’t seem to be so much madness. Now, I … Continue reading
It takes little bites of you. A dedicated, consistent sleep deprivation stratagem takes little nibbles, small enough so that you don’t even notice the cumulative effect. Small enough … Before Judith finally succumbed and broke out the vacuum cleaner, she’d … Continue reading
Then there was the Judith incident. Actually, there were a number of Judith incidents. Her time with Shaline ran like some troubled arc in a bad soap opera. That place was so crazy. You know, I don’t know why I … Continue reading
This wasn’t the first crazy thing that happened; this was just the latest. The red flags had started even before Madeline’s arrival. LIke all conglomerates, this company ran multiple businesses. We’ll call the parent company Shaline. One of Shaline’s businesses … Continue reading
Madeline was smiling. She seemed genuinely happy, and I was glad to see it. She’d been complaining bitterly for awhile now — with good reason — and it was great to see her in a great mood again. “Hey,” she … Continue reading