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Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

A few years ago at this time a Facebook status, some stories in the news and a number of You Tube videos on “coming out” compelled me to write on a topic I might have otherwise avoided. 

As you will see below, I could not find a dramatic You Tube video at the time on the harrowing coming out story to which I referred.  I subsequently found it and posted it in a follow-up article.  I have linked it to Angel‘s name here if you would like to see it.  It is a tough 12 minutes.

Despite everything that has been in the news lately, I thought I would shy away from this topic. It is often a political hot potato fraught with emotional arguments that have little to do with rational thinking. There seemed no reason to be another voice among the already countless raised voices. Then I…

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The Encouraging Thunder Award

Encouraging Thunder

The Encouraging Thunder Award comes to me from Danica at Living a Beautiful Life. Her blog is varied and inventive.

Her most recent post is a short story in which her readers voted on the ending.

Beyond her excellence in blogging is her contribution to the Word Press community as a member who extends herself to others.

Thank you for the honor of this award, Danica.

Rules for this award:

  • Post it on your blog.
  • Grant other bloggers the award.

What you cannot do:

  • Abuse or misuse the logo.
  • Claim that it is your own handmade logo.

What you should do after receiving the Encouraging Thunder Award:

  • Enjoy the award!
  • At least give thanks via comments, likes and/or mentioning the blog that you received the award from.
  • Mention your purpose in blogging.

I began to blog as a way organize the story of my life into a coherent narrative as part of my psychotherapy. The therapeutic process is slow and painful and I find that I have to spend two minutes recovering for every minute I spend working. As my blog has evolved I’ve developed an interest in advocating for the right of all citizens with mental illnesses to healthcare and housing.

The government made a promise to fund alternatives to the State Hospitals when it closed them.

We have lived with the degrading consequences of that broken promise for over a generation.

It should outrage every U.S. citizen to see the mentally ill brutalized by the pauperism, needless suffering and the neglect  that we through our government promised to prevent when we voted to close the State Hospitals

My nominees for The Encouraging Thunder Award are:

A Momma’s View at A Momma’s View

errinspelling at errinspelling

savethelastbulletfor at savethelastbulletfor 

Linda at Nutstroke

The Blahpolar Diaries at The Blahpolar Diaries  

Hana Hoo at Desert Mice and Dreams

Painkills at All Things Chronic

Souldiergirl at Souldiergirl

sonniq at  My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison

Kaz at Read No More: A Brief History of Music

Globalunison at Globalunison

Some of my nominees may have an awards-free blog and some may already have received this award.

If this is so, please accept the nomination as an expression of my appreciation for you.