Monday, October 2, 2017

County Fermanagh, Botetourt County, and Vera

DO NOT ask me how to pronounce Fermanagh and Botetourt. Chances are they are as foul to the tongue as Cuyahoga is. Trust me.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Taking a Knee, Having a Seat, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of a racial slur in two different languages, Nazis, and slave owning. Reader discretion is advised.

Note: this entry was for two separate publications. One of them turned it down. If the other decides to use this for their publication, this entry will be modified to reflect the change.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spoons, the 20th Maine, and Vera

Today, I will be coming home from one hell of an adventure.

A couple of friends of mine were very gracious enough to tag me along on a week long journey through American military history (something that even my 12th grade military history teacher, Mr. Walker, would have salivated over) over four states and one district. For me, the trip was an awesome look into what folks have sacrificed over the future of the nation, whether it would be truly united or become a textbook definition of a confederation. For my two friends, an Air Force vet and an Army vet, this adventure would be something completely different.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Pumpkin Spices, Avocados, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following post contains mentions of anti-Semitism and a death threat. Reader discretion is advised.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Chance, String Cheese, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of suicide, predatory grooming, masturbation, and domestic violence. Reader discretion is advised.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wooden Birdhouses, In Somewhere Near the End, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of suicide, online bullying, mental illness, and ableism. Reader discretion is advised.

Note: This, That, and Vera does not condone nor condemn suicide. If you or a loved one is in danger of committing suicide, by any and all means, seek help from a trusted source. If family or friends are not trusted, reach out to emergency personnel immediately. Mental illness kills, but it doesn't have to kill you.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Peanut Bucker, Larson Cat, and Vera

Okay. I think I have enough energy to compose this post. It was one hella weekend.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Internet Wrestling Community, the List, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of various forms of ableism and homophobia. Reader discretion is advised.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Common Cold, How to Start Over, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of childhood abuse, sexual assault, rape, and masturbation. Reader discretion is advised.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The American Health Care Act, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of rape and incest. Reader discretion is advised.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Marty's Villain, Marty's Moth, and Vera

Look over there! It's a flaming flamingo!

Nah, bruh. It's some raggedy street performer.

No, concerned citizens! It's an arm-flapping professional wrestler named Marty!

Friday, June 16, 2017

A Zone With No Chill, Thinking Like Broadcast Sales Executives, and Vera

A sign that reads: "Take One
Table. Help Yourself.
Milestones Autism Conference"
Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of use of functioning labels and ableism. Reader discretion is advised.

This is the second of two posts discussing about my experience at the 2017 Milestones Autism Conference.

Note: names and pronouns marked with an asterisk (*) were changed to protect their identity and/or gender.

A Grand, a Temple, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of inspiration porn and use of person-first language. Reader discretion is advised.

This is the first of two posts discussing about my experience at the 2017 Milestones Autism Conference.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Farmers Markets, Coffee Shops, and Vera

Maybe having no reliable internet may actually be a good thing.

I am getting out more to enjoy the weather (at places like the weekly farmers market down the street from where I live), meeting new people at the corner coffee shop (and earning the nickname "Mixter Perfect" due to my love of wrestling and the acknowledgment of my gender), trying new things, and getting some well needed exercise in all while not having a peep of knowledge on current world events.

Or, maybe it could be just a thing.

Maybe.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cheese, Rice, and Vera

In case you missed it, my attempt at doing the Whole 30 fell flat on its butt after 5 days.

Now, what do I do?

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Yom HaShoah, A Therapy Session, and Vera

TW/CW (Trigger/Content Warning): the following blog post contains mentions of the Holocaust. Reader discretion is advised. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Autistic Burnout, A Secret, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of rape and workplace harassment and assault. Reader discretion is advised.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Autistic Bloggers, A Sea of Messages in Bottles, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of rape, assault, suicide, abortion, domestic violence, and childhood abuse. Reader discretion is advised.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Passover, Spring Cleaning, and Vera

A dinner plate with two pickle spears, Kalamata olives,
asparagus, potato, beef brisket, and two varieties of kugel.
Forgive my blog for becoming so modem slow while loading up posts and pages. I hope I didn't crash and burn this barn down.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

William Shatner, Damage Control, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions images of Twitter posts with ableist language. Reader discretion is advised.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Twitter Trodgolytes, Colorful Commentators, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of workplace harassment. Reader discretion is advised.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Uncomfortably Numb, Where Have All the Miracle Workers Gone, and Vera

I wasn't sure if I wanted to compose a blog post today or not.  It's nice outside, I want to go play, but I don't have anything at home or in my pocket to sustain my energy throughout my adventures.  You would think after nineteen (19) years of getting by, I would have learned something by now.  The truth is: instead of earning my keep by keeping my earns as being a learning tool, it became an addiction to ease the pain on not having what I needed growing up as a young brat.

So, how do I turn an addiction back into a learning tool?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Columbus, Detroit, and Vera

Will [insert legal activity] for food.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Athens, Sparta, and Vera

It's still a bit early. While I wait for the other party to gather their wits from a restful night's sleep, there's something that I would like to discuss.

Monday, March 13, 2017

How to Save a Life, Friendships Misguided by Numbers, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of suicide. Reader discretion is advised.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Purim, Bedroom Politics, and Vera

Why only dress up once a year for Hallowe'en when you can also bust out the costume for Purim (say: POOR-im)?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

University Circle, Magnetic Magnolias, and Vera

That feeling when the whole world knows you are a ninja when it comes to panicking.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dalton's Castle, Orlando's Bloom Boom, and Vera

That first weekend in April is going to be a doozy in Central Florida, isn't it?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Atrophy, Parking Lots, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of masturbation and (anatomic) female sexual dysfunction. Reader discretion is advised.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Crisis Stabilization, Migraines the Size of Russia, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of childhood abuse and neglect, rape, domestic violence, and assault. Reader discretion is advised.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sick, Tired, and Vera

Folks close to me know that when I become sick (physically, like from a cold or from vomiting for example), I become a monster. I get mean, offensive, and retaliatory to the point where I can become vicious and violent.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Dead Brat Worrying, Chesed Muflah, and Vera

"You're going to worry yourself to death." Whoever came up with up with that phrase, I must be a reincarnation of said individual.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Common Sense, Luck, and Vera

Have you ever seen a starter kit for parents of newborn infants called a baby box?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Cousins, There's No Joy in Division, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning: the following blog post contains mentions of child abuse, domestic violence, rape, and ableist language.  Reader discretion is advised.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Rain Bow, A Wounded Arrow, and Vera

Trigger/Content Warning (TW/CW): the following blog post contains mentions of the murder of a native two-spirit transwoman.  Reader discretion is advised.