The rush to Political Correct…

Yeah it is offensive.  But it is there right to be ignorant.   Yeah I get it.  But rather find obtuse angles at attacking President Trump,  do something but whine.  Whining doesn’t feed children.   Whining doesn’t win anything.

On CNN, Don Lemon was chatting with Morgan Freeman.  Don asked Freeman about racism and Morgan said, “stop talking about it”.  When we impower any kind of bigotry, the bigot wins.   I remmber on Mayor in D.C.

The racism we ignore

“Marion Barry’s mouth set him up. The disgraced former mayor of Washington, DC, who was caught on tape in a 1987 crack cocaine sting, made an even bigger disgrace of himself and his city on Tuesday. Celebrating a Democratic primary victory, the city councilman attacked small businesses owned by “Asians” in his district. Then the race-baiting clown doubled down”.

Barry told supporters in DC’s Ward 8: “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go.” Once pushed out, Barry promised, he would replace the foreign invaders with “African-American business people.”

He then took to Twitter to expound on the perils of “dirty” Asian shops in his neighborhood. Barry posted photos of supposedly hazardous stores — including Chinese restaurants surrounded not by trash or toxic waste, but by Plexiglas barriers and reinforced doors.

He explained that Asian-owned businesses that had the audacity to protect themselves from crime were “lowering standards” in his constituents’ communities.

Crazy Barry doesn’t just need another round of rehab. He needs a reality check.

As a commenter on DCist.com noted, 2010 Census data showed that “Asians made up 0.4 percent of the Ward 8 population. . . If anything, Asians are moving out, not in — the Asian population decreased 13.6 percent . . . between 2000 and 2010.”

Most of us remember Martin Luther King and that tragic day.  MLK day is great, but we only pay lip service to that day.  In many cities statues and MLK Blvd are situated in blighted neighbor hoods.  PC people get real.  Former-President Obama payed lip service to helping people feel better.    Rather than focus on idiots, we prefer to sticks and Stones.

In Burkburnette Texas, I often played with blacks (Across the steet from blacks).  We played and got dirty ane one day this black kid call me a #Peckerwood.   A kid who was playing with us in an ash pile told that kid to leave me alone.   Kids I think get it. My own mom lived in a vacuum,  but that was rectified.   I have a  two black nephews.

One day my own mother seen that ‘those people” are us. She got presents for the one nephew and she had to be fair to him.   He loves my  mother and always wants to stay overnight with her.   My niece married a black guy.   That is their baby.  We live to learn.  So what’s up with people? Right.

My Aunt and Uncle adopted a kid (who was black).   Joel Stephens was an 5-star recuit at Syracuse.   A reporter asked about  his “black brother”.  Joel said,  “he is not my  black brother, he is my brother”.    Unity matters.  Faith Matters.  Cancer sucks.

 

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One night our dad was dropping the F-word at supper and all five of us went off on him. We lived in upstate NY.  A side note, Joel died at 22 with a rare form of Cancer.  Joel was a Christian.  He thanked God for his cancer! Huh? Great faith there. The owner of the Baltimore Orioles told the the Stephens family medical bills.  He even has a Joel Stephens Day.  But back to the event with our dad.  No one instilled us with bigotry.   We respected our friends and we did appreciate that bigots are going to do what they do.  My preference is to avoid such stupidity. And like Morgan Freeman said to stop talking about it.  Lemon was shocked.

We do NOT empower bigots. We politely consider the source.  Fighting over this,  just sustains the offending party, but ignoring them enough, they just go away.  That is not the take-away point. We need to respect each other.  See each other as friends, not hyphenating names but realizing the great potential of all of us.   Character Matters.

 

 

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Emily already

The movement of TD Emily will be influenced by a Southeast moving Cold Front.  And that is the biggest question, where and when?  Emily will follow the front and any slowing will slow down Emily.

The moving parts are a bit complex.    The cold front will pass over the next few hours and then Emily.   But anything slowing the front will complicate the picture.  The 500mb Hgt Falls are not dramatic but after some digging southward the biggest falls are along the Eastern Coast and it would follow those Hgt Falls.

It can only go so far Westward before invariably turning N/E.   There will be some strengthening in the Atlantic but after a while it will becoming a Tropical Depression once again.

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ANZ899-010830-  512 PM EDT Mon Jul 31 2017      .SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS…A stationary front extending NE  to SW across the outer central and S waters will persist and  weaken tonight into Tue while several weak lows track NE along  the front. High pres will build in from the NW tonight, move  offshore into the N waters Tue and Tue night, then pass E of the  area Wed into Fri while maintaining a weakening ridge back across  the N waters. A cold front will approach from the NW Fri and Fri  night, then push SE into the N and central waters late Sat into  Sat night. Tropical Depression Emily now over Florida will approach  from the S tonight and Tue while strengthening into a tropical  storm. The tropical storm will move NE to near 31.4N 76.3W by 2  am Wed, to near 33.0N 74.0W by 2 pm Wed, to near 35.6N 68.7W by 2  pm Thu, then pass E of the waters later Thu into Fri. See the  latest National Hurricane Center advisory for Emily.    $$

Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 fm-  512 PM EDT Mon Jul 31 2017    TROPICAL STORM WARNING    TONIGHT  NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Scattered  showers and TSTMs. TUE  NE winds 10 to 20 kt, except far SE portion becoming E to  NE 20 to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs.  TUE NIGHT  N to NE winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt, except E  portion 30 to 40 kt early. Winds then becoming E to NE 20 to 30  kt late. Seas building to 5 to 9 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs.  WED  N to NE winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to  3 to 6 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs.  WED NIGHT  Winds becoming variable less than 10 kt. Seas  subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.  THU  Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to  3 ft.  THU NIGHT  S to SW winds less than 10 kt, becoming SW. Seas  2 to 3 ft.  FRI  SW winds 5 to 15 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas  building to 3 to 5 ft.  FRI NIGHT  SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.  SAT  W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.  SAT NIGHT  SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
516 AM MDT Mon Jul 31 2017

NMZ501>540-011100-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
516 AM MDT Mon Jul 31 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Heavy rainfall is possible nearly anywhere today, but the greatest
concern exists over east central and southeast New Mexico where
widespread heavy rain may lead to flash flooding.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Localized areas of heavy rainfall remain possible on Tuesday, mainly
across western New Mexico. Flash flooding will be possible. Drier
conditions are expected for Wednesday, but a back door front on
Thursday will be a trigger for another round of widespread heavy
rains across eastern New Mexico.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report rainfall amounts and flooding
through the National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at
weather.gov/abq or by calling 1.888.386.7637. You can also submit
storm reports and photos on our Facebook page or via Twitter using
the hashtag nmwx.

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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
544 PM MDT MON JUL 31 2017

NMZ538-010015-
Chaves County Plains-
544 PM MDT MON JUL 31 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN CHAVES COUNTY UNTIL
615 PM MDT...

At 544 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 11
miles west of Elkins, or 25 miles northeast of Roswell, moving
northwest at 10 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and dime sized hail will be possible with
this storm.

Frequent and dangerous cloud to ground lightning will also be
possible with this storm.

This storm will remain over mainly rural areas of northeastern Chaves
County.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

&&

LAT...LON 3364 10414 3356 10426 3366 10436 3376 10423
TIME...MOT...LOC 2344Z 137DEG 10KT 3366 10425

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Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
321 PM MDT Mon Jul 31 2017

NMZ521>526-533>540-010400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FF.A.0005.000000T0000Z-170801T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-
South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-
Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-
Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
321 PM MDT Mon Jul 31 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the
  following areas: Central Highlands, Chaves County Plains, Curry
  County, De Baca County, Eastern Lincoln County, Estancia Valley,
  Guadalupe County, Quay County, Roosevelt County, Sandia/Manzano
  Mountains, South Central Highlands, South Central Mountains,
  Southwest Chaves County and Upper Tularosa Valley.

* through late tonight

* Abundant moisture and instability will lead to numerous slow-
  moving thunderstorms developing during the afternoon and evening
  across east central and southeast New Mexico. Thunderstorms may
  repeatedly impact the same area, leading to prolonged heavy rain.
  Some areas received heavy rain on Sunday, and saturated soils in
  these area will lead to increased runoff. Some of the heaviest
  rains may occur during the late afternoon and evening hours.

* Heavy downpours will lead to ponding of water in low lying areas
  and abrupt and excessive water runoff near steeper terrain.
  Normally dry creeks, arroyos, low water crossings, and river beds
  could turn to raging torrents during flash flooding episodes.
  Road closures will be possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to
flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash
Flood Warnings be issued.

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Special Marine Warning

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
AMZ610-010045-
/O.NEW.KMFL.MA.W.0211.170731T2339Z-170801T0045Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
739 PM EDT MON JUL 31 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  LAKE OKEECHOBEE...

* UNTIL 845 PM EDT

* AT 737 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR SAND CUT
  TO NEAR LIBERTY POINT...MOVING EAST AT 15 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE
           VESSELS AND CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. MAKE SURE ALL
           ON BOARD ARE IN A SECURE LOCATION AND WEARING LIFE
           JACKETS.  EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34
           KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND
           HEAVY DOWNPOURS. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE
           JACKETS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  LIBERTY POINT...CANAL POINT...CLEWISTON...SAND CUT...PAHOKEE...
  BUCKHEAD RIDGE...LAKE HARBOR...CALUSA AND MOORE HAVEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

Watch South Florida – Tropcial System?

The art of Forecasting is a sort existential nihilism,  in the minds of stage scientists.   They can’t expound on the tropics,  because many don’t know where the tropics are.   And even if they do,  it is a dog and pony show.

Secretly they pine for the drama.  Standing in the middle of a windy,  flooding town, they declare what some weather computer model might suggest.  With over 70 different nodes of information,  it is like finding needle in a haystack.

The strength and movement of a storm is so important because FEMA needs to be on the alert and Home Depot is readying for the onset of bad weather.

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Catastrophic events that will last a lifetime.   The tears of families and the heartbreak of where they can go now.  But let’s forget about stagecraft.  Right now there is circulation over and near Ft Myers and up to Tampa.    The circulation means nothing by itself. And should this system gather steam and move into the Gulf of Mexico,  then that might be  that big story.  Like Clark Kent and Lois Lane,  the first to take notice gets the big lead.

At this time,  there is not much to take note of.  Careful scrutiny and the imagination that is required in forecasting.   Not some Bill Nye the Science Guy, opining on what he thinks can add.   Anyhow,  keep abreast of what comes next…

The land is a very hard environment for storms to begin not alone becoming a Hurricane.   We’ll see…

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Here We Go Again. Tropical Weather

      The meat and potatoes of forecasting, during the Spring and Summer.  HEAT!!! Yes, those thunderstorms,  rainshowers and flooding are terrifying!  However an astonishing number of vulnerable people die in situations where family members leave the aged,  kids and pets to die.  Image you that guilt and to know, you did it.   You did it 

Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles

719 children left in vehicles have died of heatstroke since 1998. 
All of these deaths could have been prevented. 
Updated July 10, 2017

http://noheatstroke.org/

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It ain't the heat, it's the humility. - Yogi Berra

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. - Harry S Truman

It is a criminal act.  It is selfish,  short-sighted and sad.   How could you rationalize it?  Tell that to the couple who can’t have kids.  Tell that to the elderly,  whose time is expedited by foolish idiots and their carelessness.  No amount of tears justify it.   Imagine you dying a painful death, the same way, your family or pets.

Pets are like family.  You did it.  Can you live with the heart-break? You can’t take back lives. It is done!

 

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Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
308 PM CDT Tue Jul 11 2017

Atchison KS-Miami-Doniphan-Leavenworth-Wyandotte-Johnson KS-
Atchison MO-Nodaway-Worth-Gentry-Harrison-Mercer-Holt-Andrew-
De Kalb-Daviess-Grundy-Sullivan-Adair-Buchanan-Clinton-Caldwell-
Livingston-Linn MO-Macon-Platte-Clay-Ray-Carroll-Chariton-Jackson-
Lafayette-Saline-Cass-Johnson MO-
Including the cities of Atchison, Paola, Osawatomie, Louisburg,
Wathena, Elwood, Troy, Highland, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth,
Lansing, Kansas City Kansas, Overland Park, Stanley, Olathe,
Shawnee, Lenexa, Tarkio, Rockport, Fairfax, Maryville,
Grant City, Albany, Stanberry, King City, Bethany, Princeton,
Mercer, Mound City, Oregon, Maitland, Forest City, Craig,
Savannah, Country Club Villa, Maysville, Stewartsville, Osborn,
Union Star, Clarksdale, Gallatin, Jamesport, Trenton, Milan,
Green City, Kirksville, St. Joseph Airport, St. Joseph, Cameron,
Plattsburg, Lathrop, Hamilton, Braymer, Polo, Breckenridge,
Chillicothe, Brookfield, Marceline, Macon, La Plata, Parkville,
Platte City, Riverside, Weatherby Lake, Weston, Gladstone,
Liberty, Excelsior Springs, Richmond, Lawson, Carrollton,
Salisbury, Brunswick, Keytesville, Kansas City, Independence,
Odessa, Higginsville, Lexington, Concordia, Marshall, Belton,
Raymore, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, and Warrensburg


…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…

* TEMPERATURE…Highs in the middle 90s through Wednesday.

* HEAT INDEX…104 to 107 each afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to
heat-related illness if precautions are not taken.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high
humidity is anticipated, which will combine to create a situation
in which heat illnesses are possible. Wear light weight and loose
fitting clothing, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun,
and check up on relatives and neighbors. If you work or spend
time outside, take extra precautions and reschedule strenuous
activities to early morning or evening when possible.

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…

* TEMPERATURE…Highs in the middle 90s through Wednesday.

* HEAT INDEX…104 to 107 each afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to
heat-related illness if precautions are not taken.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures and high
humidity is anticipated, which will combine to create a situation
in which heat illnesses are possible. Wear light weight and loose
fitting clothing, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun,
and check up on relatives and neighbors. If you work or spend
time outside, take extra precautions and reschedule strenuous
activities to early morning or evening when possible.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
502 AM CDT Tue Jul 11 2017
Atchison KS-Miami-Linn KS-Doniphan-Leavenworth-Wyandotte-Johnson KS-
Atchison MO-Nodaway-Worth-Gentry-Harrison-Mercer-Putnam-Schuyler-
Holt-Andrew-De Kalb-Daviess-Grundy-Sullivan-Adair-Buchanan-Clinton-
Caldwell-Livingston-Linn MO-Macon-Platte-Clay-Ray-Carroll-Chariton-
Randolph-Jackson-Lafayette-Saline-Howard-Cass-Johnson MO-Pettis-
Cooper-Bates-Henry-

This hazardous weather outlook is for northwest…north central and
west central Missouri…as well as extreme eastern Kansas.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

High temperatures will reach into the mid 90s this afternoon with
heat index values between 102 and 107 degrees…a heat advisory is in
effect today through Wednesday at 7pm.

More detailed information can be accessed at…
https://www.weather.gov/eax/hwo

 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday

Heat index values between 100 and 107 degrees will remain in the
area Wednesday afternoon before a slight cool down on Thursday.
Clouds and precipitation are expected to return to the area Thursday
through Friday. These storms are not expected to be severe but heavy
rain could cause some localized flooding. The weather will improve
over the weekend with no precipitation expected and temperatures in
the lower 90s.

More detailed information can be accessed at…
https://www.weather.gov/eax/hwo

 

 

Feeling Like a Rock!

I am feeling like an avalanche coming.    The smallest tremor to set me off.  Don’t get me wrong,  I am not considering any self-harm, to me or to others.  The shadows are coming again,  slowly,  but steadily.  One or two  of these are in ‘living color’.  Shadows of doubt,  panic attacks, like a Tsunami.   I hear the roar,  waters that creep and fill me,  with pains of high and Low Tides.

I have thought of my new name.  Do you like it? It was pretty racist to behold.  I have shanks of poetry,  misplaced grammar and enough hubris to weigh me down.  But rather I wish to find a copper coin.  I wish to elucidate,  on a lily pad called destiny.  I want to pick away the burrs.  To the Longfellow chaps.   I want to find a nuance and let it work for all of us.  Not a twenty and definitely not a line for ghouls.  I want to make mince meat into pies.  Not lines of craters nor lines of white.  I wish to find… and destroy it.  I wish for them to grow.  Not in some rusty hole.  I pray that these come to pass.

It is the dawn of anxiety,  I see my head floating downstream.  Portable Sinkholes,  elaborating,  roiling downward,  and making life ‘like a buoy’, a respite from the darkest downs.

A song, a note,   reveries with plumb lines,  like spider webs twisted.  Sometimes the emotions are overwrought, with their own insanity, glossed over but not forgotten.  Let us play harpsichords and twing a violin.  Let’s stop the wrong kind of thing.  Planting history with falling leaves.

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Moribund< out of touch.

There is a false dichotomy spreading across this nation.  Rather than bridging the abyss, the ravine grows colder,  deeper and in disrepair.  Mountains rumble, at  loss.  Time is suspended.   The cloudy white milk pours from deciduous pine trees, while hawks lurk high above in their rarefied air,  sending out notice, to prey.

Fear not the rain, nor the  poles, nor the mighty storms at sea.  They drain and sustain creating rivulets and rivers, of disparaging diversity.    Conditional causes, which do not change matter, but subverts it.  Hollowing trees, scattering bees and bees being boarders in their own land.  baby102

We walk a tight rope and swing from literal AND LIBERAL vines.  We have no time for childish dreams, yet we are the epitome of games and rancor.  We flourish with pens,  inks and blotters, we stutter with jurisprudence.

My own odyssey was  Quixotic.  It started out with being sequestered in a Mental Hospital in Raleigh,  NC.   That lasted about eight days.  The reason for the visit to the ER was a Major Seizure Attack.  The adventure had morphed into a kind of confinement,  a suggestion of mental entanglement.  Upon release, I contacted the hospital and with swift hyperbole,  I mounted their unilateral conjecture,  into a scathing injunction to repartee with a patient.   I MADE MY POINT.  Essentially  saying, “do not condescend to me and patients alike”.

 

I may again at some time during the next couple of weeks.  For right now,  more terrible blogs,   for you to enjoy and me to destroy.   Peace.

 

 

My Mental Hospital Experience!

This was surely not any agenda of mine, being nullified in expression and seemingly nullified physically.   Near midnight,  I started to have these monstrous seizures.  I probably should have waited this out.  But destiny had other plans in mind. But as I arose to pack for the ER,  I fell.   Many items came down with me.  My corpulent cat was hiding behind the dresser and came out to see how I was.

She has an innate ability to discern disturbances that are emotional and physical.   Her support was at a safe distance.    Alternating paroxysms further enhanced my trepidation and Paramedics offering commands that I could not execute.  When I was aboard, the screaming sirens and ministrations of First Responders, further causing my bafflement.

At the ER,  I was given Atavan to diminish my distress,  moved to a triage area, which must be a kind of waiting room. for the insane,  I guess.   As I arrived there, I became a bit more lucid and a lot more dubious of my condition.  Long story short, the Doctor sent shivers down my spine as I was advised that I could volunteer or be induced too, with athe involuntary fate, much worse for the wear.

Arriving at the hospital,  I remarked to the person at the desk,  that this is surely a jail and he consolingly implied,  that it was not.   I was in fact,  diminished,  limited and just wondering what had happened.

After my entrance,  into the umbilical tether of mental health,  I felt lost.  Like Air Force Basic Training, sans shoe laces and a shave.   Once the skin check,  non-invasive but no less obtrusive, I donned medical garb,  we all have the grasp of that situation.  Flowing rhetoric and mindfulness.

I am sure that my consternation did not make my accommodations any less Bohemian.   A full-sized bed,  with a relatively thin mattress.  The rooms were bare but really clean and er, safe.    After making the bed sleep worthy,  I fell into a fitful sleep,  garnering about 40ish minutes of more slanderous slumber.

Then at 6:30AM,  I thought I was reliving the aforementioned basic training.  One guy in the food line,  kept raising his hands (one-at-a time) high into the air.  His bunk-mates seemed to pay him no mind,  but new admit-tents were a bit shocked .

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Okay the food was decent and rooms clean.  Groups were fairly well run, and actually did gather some useful tips,  with ersatz coffee,  blended and roasted.  As the days passed,  my bewilderment slackened and it was kind of fun.   However, at each crisis, I was becoming more aware at this dichotomy of egress and a curfew of 11PM.   Felt like something didn’t quite fit and yet,  helping others muddle through.

I guess the therapist’s notes, saying my intelligence was very high, was a temporal aphrodisiac,  in a place where spoons doubled as knives and shoes strings were sublimated into lashes.  I did all that I needed,  in the first day.  I actively participated, and read books like a magic carpet ride.  I negotiated around the titular gendarmes and picayune rules meant for us all.  A few dust-ups and a litany of users, getting methadone and other meds.

In the end,  my regular Psych was baffled why I was in there, in the first place.   I pleaded with the ER,  that the information for the Epilepsy and so-called Bi-polar (Manic) congealed and morphed into a misdiagnosis.   When freedom rang,  I pushed for expediency,  with shoes tethered tight,  my personal belongings that were sequestered, in twin bags.   In the words of Kurt Vonnegut, “So, it goes”.   Inside,  we were lodged into a Miasma, with my name on  it.  Now,  I was emancipated with croons and cries and a  bit of dishevelment to boot.

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