The Other Personal Stuff about Will
4 Jul, 2010
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The other personal stuff about Will:
EDUCATION: Ba political science (Simon Fraser U. /94); Post-baccalaureate Certificate journalism Langara Polytechnic University /95)
LANGUAGES: English & Spanish (fluent); French ( tourist level ); Italian (barely tourist level : “Dove è il bagno?”)
I was an unhappily adopted child. Total F —-n’ bleeding MISERY. Life in Hell! Marilyn Manson endured an unhappy adoption as a kid. He titled his autobiography: “My Life: The Long Hard Road Back From Hell .” BOY, do I identify with THAT! See this article : “Psychological Issues Faced by Adopted Children and Adults.“]
When I bring up in conversation the pain inflicted by my miserable adoption, people generally try to close the conversation down. This is not helpful. As psychologist Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD , writes in her article The Art of Relationships: Understanding The Ghosts of a Traumatic Chidhood: “The first reaction people often have to learning about someone’s traumatic past (or to thinking about their own) is to say they should just leave it in the past where it belongs; in other words, “forget about it…It’s true that the events happened long ago, but the pain continues because the damages that they caused the person were never tended to; so the person’s psyche never healed or healed the wrong way, much like can happen to a broken bone. The main difference is that, unlike with a bone, we can’t physically see a damaged psyche.“
Well, life can be hard. But I Got MY Just Desserts: In 1993, after an Adoption Search using all of my own acquired investigative skills as a news reporter, I located and was happily reunited with my intact, entire birth family. How LUCKY was THAT! In 2009 I finally disowned my adoptive family. I executed a Legal Name Change back to my birth name. Feel much better now.
“Boys & girls! Did you know that all that acid …you know… ‘L.S.D.’, … ‘lysergic acid ditheylimide‘ [for all you Gen-X'ers, Tweeners, Y-Gens, etc. etc. out there] … we dropped all those years ago was actually GOOD for us?? Go read this : Is LSD Good For You? …AND check out how : Cary Grant was dropping acid in the 50s !“
Heh heh! Do you remember Alice ?
Go ask her↓… I think she’ll know …
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall
Tell ‘em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
When she was just small
When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she’ll know
When logic and proportion
Have fallen softly dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s “off with her head!”
Remember what the dormouse said:
“Feed your head
Feed your head
Feed your head
Lyric “White Rabbit” /AKA “Go Ask Alice“ by Gracie Slick, of the rock group Jefferson Airplane.
One of Grace Slick’s earliest songs, written during either late 1965 or early 1966, it includes comparisons of the hallucinatory effects of psychedelic drugs such as Magic Mushrooms with the imagery found in the fantasy works of Lewis Carroll.
Slick has stated that White Rabbit was a response towards parents who asked why their children were taking drugs. According to her, books that parents would read to their children, such as “Alice in Wonderland,” encouraged them to experiment with substances since surreal and colorful imagery was often used.
I live in Greater Vancouver, on the Lower Mainland coast of British Columbia, Canada. I HATE & LOATHE our weather here. Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain. Then some more rain. Then some more rain, just to be sure. ➩ oh, except now that we’ve got climate change happening here big time, sometimes the weather goes totally freaky! Like for instance, summer-in-the-winter – and vice versa. Not exactly paradise!..
We had the 2010 Big Winter Olympics BLOW-OUT here. [It didn't snow ! How do you have a winter Olympics with no snow??] As far as I’m concerned, the CLIMAX of the whole big deal was Canadian singer k.d. lang’s awesome performance of the Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah“ at the Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Here is the closest thing to the professional video you can find on the web so far [excellent audio/video tonal depth - but zoomed-out, wide pan, a bit shakey] : iTunes has the real thing for sale – worth every penny! If k.d. doesn’t send shivers up and down yer spine, you got no soul, man!
WHERE I VACATION :
Mexico. The Mexican Riviera is Paradise on Earth. My secret ‘Riviera‘ destination is beautiful beyond your wildest dreams.Screw hideous, over-priced Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, etc! They all are so over-rated. I won’t reveal my special ‘Riviera’ hideaway, sorry. Keeping it to myself. But I will later show you lots of photos of this fabulous locale on this blog.
Please check back here periodically for more fabulous vacation pics on The Mexican Riviera.