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sephatta
24 January 2025 @ 10:22 pm
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You know the drill. I will not add you unless I know you or if you prove yourself trustworthy. I prefer openminded and seriously spiritual people, though the latter may not always be a necessity. I am not interested in your drama, I definately have enough of my own. Comment to be added or to start a conversatoin.

Mine is a heart of carnelian, crimson as murder on a holy day.

Mine is a heart of cornel, the gnarled roots of a dogwood and the bursting of flowers.

I am the broken wax seal on my lover's letters.

I am the phoenix, the fiery sun, consuming and resuming myself.

I pace the halls of the underworld.

I knock on the doors of death.

I wander into the fields to stare at the sun and lie in the grass, ripe as a fig.

The souls of the gods are with me.

They hum like flies in my ears.

I am.

I will what I will.

Mine is a heart of carnelian, blood red as the crest of a phoenix.

---from the Egyptian Book of the Dead

 
 
sephatta
28 September 2012 @ 03:23 am
But I wouldn't trade it for anything. I won't compromise myself for anyone.



One of these days, I'll stop dodging bullets. Or, to be less dramatic, I'll listen to people when they tell me who they are.
 
 
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sephatta
07 February 2011 @ 01:57 pm
Originally posted by ladyqkat at Dear GOP - the collective you are an Idiot
(Post originally seen in this post by [info]ramblin_phyl. I have been notified that it was originally posted by [info]suricattus in her journal post. The story and words are hers, but I do believe that it needs to go viral and that as many people as possible need to get their stories out there. Only by making a noise about this can we make a change in our society.)

There is a move afoot in the nation -driven by the GOP - to repeal the new health care laws, to protect corporate interests, to defend against fear-mongering (and stupid) cries of "socialism!", and to ensure that people are forced to choose between keeping a roof over their heads or getting necessary health care.

This movement is killing people.

Think I'm overstating the fact?

Ask the friends and family of writer/reviewer Melissa Mia Hall, who died of a heart attack last week because she was so terrified of medical bills, she didn't go see a doctor who could have saved her life.

From another writer friend: One person. Not the only one. That could have been me. Yeah, I have access to insurance -- I live in New York City, which is freelancer-friendly, and have access to freelancer advocacy groups. Through them, I can pay over $400/month ($5,760/year) as a single, healthy woman, so that if I go to the hospital I'm not driven to bankruptcy. But a doctor's appointment - a routine physical - can still cost me several hundred dollars each visit. So unless something's terribly wrong? I won't go.

My husband worked for the government for 30 years. We have government employee (retired) insurance. It is the only thing of value he took away from that job. His pension is pitiful. He still works part time. My writing income has diminished drastically. Our combined income is now less than what it was before T retired fifteen years ago. Inflation has diminished it further. In the last 30 days I have racked up over $8000 in medical bills for tests and the beginning of treatment. Our co-pay is 20% after the deductible. And there is more to come. Our savings are already gone. I have the gold standard of insurance and I still can't pay all the medical bills.

Another friend lost her insurance when her husband lost his job. She couldn't afford medication and ended up bed ridden for three months at the end of over a year of no job and therefore no insurance until he found work again.

It's our responsibility. All of us, together. As a nation.

EtA: Nobody is trying to put insurance companies out of business. They will always be able to offer a better plan for a premium. We simply want to ensure that every citizen - from infant to senior citizen - doesn't have to choose between medical care, and keeping a roof over their heads, or having enough to eat.

We're trying to get this to go viral. Pass it along.




I'm going to post my story as the first comment to this post if anyone would like to read it. If anyone wants to tell their story, please tell it on your own journal and post a link in the comments. Maybe, just maybe, TPTB will listen to the slaves peons who clean their toilets before they have to clean their own.
 
 
sephatta
07 February 2010 @ 11:56 pm
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sephatta
06 February 2010 @ 04:02 pm
How has your education prepared you for your current or intended career? Do you wish you had taken a different path academically? Would you consider transferring or going back to school?


I wish I had double majored for my undergrad. My major then was fun and wonderful, but not very practical for the real world. But, as for my current college situation, I wouldn't change a thing (except for making the professors more organized). I feel like I will be more than adequetly prepared for what I am intending to do...if I can just avoid getting a PhD, but it's almost like quicksand...
 
 
 
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16 January 2010 @ 01:11 pm
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13 July 2009 @ 10:18 pm
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