Knowing that I will soon sell my yellow brick house and move to more senior-manageable housing is alternatively sad and exciting.  This morning I feel the leave-taking more keenly, and cry a little as I sort through and discard the many, many photographs that I took of...

I want to preface the following anecdote by saying that there are many, many kind, loving people living in Bloomington, Illinois; and I enjoy interacting with them.

I telephoned the Water and Refuse Department for the City of Bloomington this week with a couple of follo...

Recently the media has been derisively catcalling feminists as if they should be held accountable for 21st century social ills regarding women, as if they should have fixed it all before now.  My pun is intended, NOW is the National Organization for Women*, a 20th cent...

I was young, now I am old, what is becoming of me?

Transduced*.

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Transduce.  To convert (something, such as energy or a message) into another form.

Caption:  Transduced At Death

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019

Father liked to tease mother.  One of his jokes was to announce, "She eats like a bird."  Then he would bellow out, "Ha, ha, ha, all of the time!"  He enjoyed his joke without ever noticing that while it amused her, it also annoyed my mother.  He refused to diet but sh...

Caption:  Calling Innocent Old White People Racist—screen capture of post

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019

Note:  many old people today are of the American "Baby Boomer" generation, a cohort known for much social protest to secure equal rights for people of all colors, huma...

I know from personal experience that, even worse than physical torture is the feeling that:

I did not, could not do what needed to be done to protect my loved ones from harm.  But how does one protect the world when one is not a god?

This feeling of failure to protect br...

Caption:  The Companionship Of Humanity Is Overrated.

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019

In the early part of the 21st century, a cannabis/marijuana-THC* false positive on one's medical record is detrimental and indelible.  The following recounts what happened when the Midwest Center for Sleep Medicine placed such a false positive in my medical records on...

Like a coin, this story of when I had a sleepover at a sleep apnea clinic has two sides to it.  For today I am going to tell it on the face of it, the obverse side, which is to me the amusing side of it.  I will leave the reverse side of this experience, the tail of th...