Have you ever heard of the boxcar theory of time? It’s also known as chronodisplacement and sounds a lot like what you experienced. The idea is that instead of a continual flow, time is a series of instants hooked up together like boxcars. Normally you experience things as continuous and smooth, but occasionally some… Read more
I was recently driving home from work on a nice sunny evening. The stretch of road this happened on is a slightly uphill, very long block of a parkway, with a very wide (maybe 40 yards wide), sparsely treed median to my right. Since then I’ve tried to count about how long this entire event took and it was probably… Read more
I’m a fairly private person, and don’t post on social media that much (a lot of that is because I don’t like the way I look in pictures, not because I’m better than people who do), but Chrissy Teigen posting about her miscarriage (or even a regular person posting about her miscarriage) is hardly exhibitionist or… Read more
I would also imagine that anything she posted might run the risk of getting comments and questions about the pregnancy that would be extremely painful to read. It’s like if everyone at work knows you’re pregnant and you lose the baby, you know that until each and every person knows that, you’re going to get the… Read more
Maybe the part of the problem with American culture is that we are constantly asking the victims of bad behavior to change their behavior instead of the perpetrators. I have truly never experienced a culture like this and I am a child of immigrants and lived lots of places. Read more
that was my thought too - she otherwise would have to log on and deal with people congratulating her for a baby she isn’t carrying (painful) or deal with the press leaking the news first (also painful). I wish she COULD give herself the space to mourn without posting because that just looks so raw of an experience RN,… Read more
A lot of hospitals offer photography in situations like this, so its not necessarily a glamourous photoshoot. I’ve known non-famous people who post these on their social media accounts to essentially say, “they existed in this world. they will be remembered.” It wasn’t thirsty or fake for them to do it, and I think… Read more
who gives a fuck how Chrissy chooses to deal with her grief, that’s up to her. if you have the option to hate on her pain or not hate on her pain, just choose not to hate on it.
No, it doesn’t mean everyone gets to just choose their own prison and guaranteed go to their chosen place. Never said it did?
It’s cool how I pointed this out, and people are reacting like I’m going out on this super far limb to defend the system and Aunt Becky. Couldn’t be further from reality. Sheesh. Trying to get… Read more
Everyone gets the chance to submit their choice of prison, usually related to how close it is to immediate family. The judge then decides if they request is reasonable, and they go from there. My mom is at Victorville, and she asked to be sent there from Texas because it’s closer to me. It sounds wild, but it’s very… Read more
My sister was always a lousy drinker. She never had fun when she drank. She usually went from crying to angry or vice versa. She also had a tendency to get really bad tattoos when she was drunk. She would end up with things like a lizard or a butterfly paired with a Red Hot Chili Peppers or Sublime lyric.