Pecan Pie

Social Anxiety from the South

No, I did not die.


Got engaged

Back in school

My boy started Pre-K

and I am as lazy as ever about keeping up!


Moving on…

I’ve found that I’m becoming increasingly anxious about the state of the world at the moment.  I’m not sure why.  Compared to every other period in history, we’re safe, happier, and better fed.

But, I find that I just want to move to an island where there’s no government, no access to the suffering of others, no need to involve myself in the rest of the world.  I find that my views are not usually wanted amongst many I care about and even if they were wanted, my solutions or ideas wouldn’t help…because I have absolutely zero money and therefor zero power.

It’s a little deflating.

Riots and recalls and famine and war and poverty.


Who wants to come to the island?

Written by thelittlepecan

August 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Posted in atheism

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  1. Not dead is better than dead. I hereby celebrate your resurrection. Welcome back.

    mojoey (@mojoey)

    August 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm

  2. Dude, I am soooooooooooooooo there.

    In a political sense, it feels like we’re going backwards rather than forward. As the Teapublicans try to push their agenda and the economy keeps acting like a roller coaster, I’m beginning to wonder if we’re headed back to a 1930s-type US.

    Apparently the political fervor I’ve had all week has finally worn off… I have nothing else to say 🙂 I’d still like to come to that island with you, though.


    August 13, 2011 at 12:18 am

  3. I am glad you are back and not dead. That makes me happy. I am excited for your engagement and the fact that your little boy is now in school. I know as a mom, though, how hard that is. My baby started 2nd grade and I cried his first day back. I didn’t even cry when he started pre-school or pre-k- or kindergarten. Something happy happened in our relationship this summer and it was hard to let him go. He felt the same. He has never cried during the aforementioned first days, but did this time. I guess that is why it was so hard. Of course, he got in the car that first day and said, this was a GREAT day! LOL! He loves school and I hope your little one does, too.

    I, too, feel your anxiety about the state of the world. I tend to go through ups and downs of feeling ok and then the horror of all the horrors in the world just bring me crashing down. I would like to get off this ride sometimes and just take my family to an island far away from the troubles of the world, but then I realize that I would be of no help there. At least if I am here and fighting the good fight then I can say I tried…

    I hope you find peace today in your little man, your love, and your spirit and let the anxiety go – if only for a moment.

    Faith Payne

    August 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

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