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So last night was pretty cold here and The Deckhand brought a homeless kid in for the night and got him in touch with his family - he is on the way home now. And once again - I had an idea.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 74 comments on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 02:15 PM PST with 79 Recommends
It's been a while since I sat down and actually wrote one of these - but since I've reached a dead end on things I can resolve today - I might as well share. If you're LOST on LOST, we've got you ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 69 comments on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 04:44 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
So recently I had a discussion on FB (yeah, yeah, I know) about life on reservations and how it BLOWS. One of the commenters in the thread went off right down the Noble Savage route about how the ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 63 comments on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 02:46 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
So I have a place to live and will make it through the winter - but so many other people do not. EDITED: I sent a link to this diary to Senator Merkley. You can find him at: @SenJeffMerkley on ...
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Comment Count 39 comments on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 02:52 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
So I said I was getting better - and I was, sort of. Then I found out today that if I actually have to have that $700 antibiotic to drive this infection out of my chest - I'll probably end up dead ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
So back to our semi-regularly scheduled essays on random topics about being poor in America in the 21st Century. I went to the doctor today to follow up on my depression and foot issues, and once ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 11:09 PM PST with 34 Recommends
One thing about my town on a sunny weekend day - we get tourists. We have a fantastic walkway along the Columbia that is well maintained with lots of great views. I like to watch as people gather ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 11:24 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Remember how I said I've been sick? It got worse.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 12:13 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
One of the things I love about living on a boat in a marina is the wildlife I see daily. I am on the West side of the marina rather than the east - it's full of working fishing and crabbing boats ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 11:57 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Today I haz a sad.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 36 comments on Tue Nov 22, 2011 at 11:53 AM PST with 16 Recommends
So late this afternoon we had a march and peaceful assembly in Astoria, Oregon.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 10:49 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
I was not able to get the meds, even the meds called in by a Dr. Kossack that were less expensive. I am hoping to at least pick up the prednisone tomorrow because it really does help, but the ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Thank you to everyone who read A View From the Shore - I Get So Angry! I have been up to the office this morning to get a total for The Deckhand's moorage. EDITED: The office manager will be out ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 10:15 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Channukah starts this week and all over the nation, Chabad rabbis (among others, but let's face it - this is a big Chabad deal nationwide) will be gathering in public spaces to light the menorah. ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 64 comments on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 01:20 PM PST with 12 Recommends
A View From the Shore - Baked Potato Island So it's been sunny the last couple days here on the edge of America - a wonderful change from the dreary alternating rain and hail of the weeks since my ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 03:08 PM PST with 12 Recommends
I've been sick. Really sick. Sent home most days of the week from work been to the doctors three times in a month sick. Lost 60lbs (27.2kg) in 3 months kind of sick. It's not been fun.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue May 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
As my three readers know, I've been squatting in my own boat for over a year now and facing my second winter here.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 10:01 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Just an update on how things are going here on Baked Potato Island.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 12:22 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
I keep trying, but I'm still on the boat.
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Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:18 PM PST with 9 Recommends
So we had a couple days of nice weather after the first storm of the season and construction was very much happening.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 12:46 AM PDT with 9 Recommends