Archive for May, 2004

The Big Questions

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

I’ve happened across a new-to-me blog called seeking clarity, and I’m drawn to the writer’s style. She is sincere, candid, and asks important questions. I can’t even get to Ellensburg without a confidence crisis; how the hell am I supposed to choose at this fork? Left or right? East or west? And what if I […]

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As They Say

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

I grew up with the proverb, “A cat is always on the wrong side of the door.” It’s often true, and in particular of one of my cats, Stella. If we could get inside her walnut-sized brain, the inner dialogue would probably sound like: FeedmeFeedmeFeedmePetmePetmeLemeeoutLemeeoutLemmout! &#169Kathryn Petro I came across the Shakespearian monologue below, one […]

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Proceed With Care

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

If you’re taking an antidepressant, especially an SSRI, and you want to discontinue, do not stop taking medication abruptly. Some ten to twenty percent of those who quit experience significant discomfort, which is known as “discontinuation syndrome.” Stopping cold turkey can cause an array of troublesome symptoms, the most common being dizziness, which can last […]

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