Category: First Person

Note: Presentation of these texts or “accounts” of “real world” “experience” from the perspective of “individuals” going about “their” “lives” should not be taken to imply an official Ordinary Times position as to the ontological status or scientifically verifiable existence of so-called “ego.”

Media Coverage 335

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

I don’t care if you’re conservative, liberal, or otherwise, a media blackout on critically important news is concerning. Deeply concerning.

Minneapolis 13

Trouble in Lake Wobegon

Walking around made you wonder if this was Minneapolis or some war-torn city on the other side of the world.

dogs 45

Let Slip the Dogs of Quarantine

Pet adoptions are way, way up. It makes a lot of sense- – what better time to welcome a furry new member to the family than when you’re off work and have plenty of time for the transition?

coronavirus 6

A Letter From COVID-19 Exile

We know full well that we’re asking our fellow citizens to take on a huge burden, but the answer isn’t to shrug it off and let millions of us die.

garden 8

A Coronavirus Garden in the Sun

So, despite being an avid vegetable gardener, I have not been able to indulge in my hobby, having to keep myself limited to a couple flower beds, hanging baskets, and plants that mice don’t have a taste for.

quarantine 70

In Which Em Goes Into Hiding

In general, things are not so bad. Yet. In the back of my mind there is a niggling feeling of impending large-scale disaster that will lead to unmanageable anxiety if I allow it to.

Frozen lake 16

Self-injury & Me

Trigger warning: This post discusses self-injury, sometimes known as “cutting,” even though not all self-injury involves cutting. I’ve tried to avoid dwelling on the exact details of my own self-injury practices, but I do allude to them.