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About luckyotter

This blog is my journal. I just choose to share it with the world instead of keeping everything inside my head. I'm a recovering Borderline and have also struggled with Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also have Complex PTSD due to having been the victim of narcissistic abuse for most of my life. I write mostly about narcissism, because I was the child of a narcissistic mother, and then married to a sociopathic malignant narcissist for 20 years. But there's a silver lining too. In some ways they taught me about myself. This blog is about all that. Not all my articles will be about NPD, BPD or other personality disorders or mental conditions. I pretty much write about whatever's on my mind at the moment. So there's something for everyone here. Blogging about stuff is crack for my soul. It's self therapy, and hopefully my insights and observations may help others too.

Memorial Day Photos — Blue Ridge Parkway, NC (Balsams, Plott Balsams, Devils Courthouse)

I had no plans for Memorial Day and no one to spend it with, and I was going stir crazy sitting around the house, with nothing to do but watch the depressing news.     So I decided to go … Continue reading

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Mental Illness and Lethal Medical Neglect

Originally posted on Art by Rob Goldstein:
Life in the Age of Aquarius I saw my first homeless person with mental illness in the spring of 1982 in Honolulu. I worked at the psychiatric unit on which the homeless man…

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Meet and Greet: 5/26/17

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
? It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! ?Strap on your party shoes and join the fun! ? Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post in…

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It’s time to stop blaming Trump supporters.

Credit: Chicago Tribune I consider myself progressive politically, but I have a bone to pick with some people on the left.    Unlike the modern GOP and their wealthy backers,  we’re supposed to care about the “little people” — the … Continue reading

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Email From My Mother

Originally posted on Sleeping Tiger:
I just checked my email for the first time in a little while. And found an email from my mother with the subject line reading, “???” I debated only for a moment whether to open…

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The president isn’t the problem — he’s the symptom.

Donald Trump is probably the most hated president in U.S. history.   He may be the most hated public figure since Osama bin Ladin, Saddam Hussein, or even Adolf Hitler.  In less than five months, he has transformed America — … Continue reading

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The Children of Manchester

Originally posted on The Tony Burgess Blog:
The children of Manchester are wondering why, like all of us. A rising pop princess puts on a concert designed to bring people together and to sing for her generation suddenly is thrown…

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17 ways you know you’ve become a news junkie.

It sure seems a lot longer than four and a half months since Obama was president, doesn’t it? Like maybe a whole decade or twenty or even a hundred years ago.   With so much insanity bombarding us every day … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet: 5/20/17

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
? It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! ?Strap on your party shoes and join the fun! ? Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post in…

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We have officially entered the Twilight Zone.

Credit:  Stephen Crowley/The New York Times  Only four months into the Trump presidency, and America feels like an alien planet occupied by tentacled overlords who have taken we, the people, hostage.  Yes, even Trump supporters, who seem to be suffering … Continue reading

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