My husband Michael and I have been watching Deadwood, which was considered shocking when it debuted in 2004 for its extremely profane language. I assumed the language wouldn’t be shocking now but, much to my amazement, it still is.
Why is the language shocking to me? I think it’s because of the shocking anger and cruelty of several of the main characters. Somehow, despite all the anger and cruelty around us, it’s still shocking.
While I work towards acceptance and peace of mind, I’m grateful I still find some things shocking — shocked seems better than numb.
Do you see anything shocking in today’s blog post?
Okay, you bitches, here’s Randy Rainbow and his latest masterpiece about shocking behaviors in the USA House of Representatives.
Thanks to all who helped me create this shocking post, including YOU.
Here and now, I’m watching the lunar eclipse through my window. As I watch the moon disappear, I know it will reappear again. I wish I felt that confident about eroding rights in the USA.
Later today, I’ll be watching people in remote therapy sessions and at my local polling place. In the evening, I’ll be watching the news after the polling places close. Depending upon the results, I might take a mental health break by watching Joan, who seems to spend a lot of time watching me.
Here are other things I’ve been watching lately:
I’m hoping that many Daily Bitches (like me) are voting in this election.
Here’s the first thing that shows up when I search YouTube for “what I’m watching.”
I’m watching those I love with gratitude, including you.
As much as I try to appreciate and dwell in the precious current moment, it’s hard not to wonder and worry about how things are going to turn out.
When focusing on how things are going to turn out interferes with my ability to appreciate the present, I redirect my attention, over and over again, to being here, now.
Nevertheless, I do wonder how things are going to turn out today, tomorrow, and on Election Day this Tuesday. I worry about how things are going to turn out for my son Aaron and future generations. I hope Americans turn out in record numbers to vote this time.
I don’t know how the future will turn out, but I do know how things turned out yesterday for me, because I
Lately, I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night unable to get back to sleep. What the hell is wrong?
The polls in the United States, the week before Election Day, are indicating that fear, anger, and short-term reactivity can too often win out over long-term context and reasoning. What the hell is wrong?
There is evidence everywhere about the devastating effects of climate change, but individuals and governments are not focusing on working together to mitigate this. What the hell is wrong?
Other countries in the world have instituted effective solutions to the issue of gun violence and yet the USA is unable to follow suit despite the unassailable data about this. What the hell is wrong?
Speaking of unassailable data, so many people are swayed more by conspiracy theories and lies than by data and facts. What the hell is wrong?
In the last week, every time I check my Twitter account, I’ve lost more followers. What the hell is wrong?
In the last month, because of intermittent problems starting my yellow Honda Fit, I’ve replaced the key battery, the car battery, AND the alternator, and now my mechanic says I need a new starter. What the hell is wrong?
I apparently have redirected my anxiety about all the above (and other things I can’t control) to obsessing about trivial decisions related to our shower repair and remodel. What the hell is wrong?
I help others develop effective coping strategies to manage stress and yet I often have trouble practicing what I preach. What the hell is wrong?
What the hell is wrong with my images for today?
What the hell is wrong with men making dinner most days? As you can see from my husband Michael’s latest delicious concoction …
… nothing is wrong with that.
Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “what the hell is wrong?”
What the hell is wrong with asking for comments about this what-the-hell-is-wrong post?
What the hell is wrong with my expressing gratitude for all those who help me create this daily blog, including YOU?