Monday, October 31

The Harsh Veil of Winter Snuck up on me

I can't remember the last time it snowed before Halloween here in the great white north, though, I'm not that old.  Also, realization; I need to take more photos in the snow.  I have like, two snowy pictures.  Here's the thing, I went to visit my Grandmother in south Connecticut having no idea it was going to snow like bonkers.  Also, no one who knows me will ever let me live down that the 4 to 4 and half hour drive to Connecticut which then took about 10 hours in the snow on the ride home.  Why won't I be allowed to ever forget it?  Because my very own father is a meteorologist.  And a good one.  The harrowing tale, after the jump.

Saturday, October 1

America's PTSD

I must admit that I was going to write this post a while ago, closer to the 9/11 decade anniversary.  But I didn't, because I assumed that surely someone else already wrote about it.  While I'm sure that someone did, I can't find anything.  It's true though; The United States of America has Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder and the good ol' USA has it and is in need of treatment.  I'm going to break down the DSM IV-TR criteria (in a vague non-copyright infringement kind of way) for PTSD and show you just what I mean.  Examination, after the jump.