My Month as a Mental Patient (Never Before Shared)

I just watched the season finale of The United States of Tara. (Spoiler alert) At the very end she was in the car with her husband on her way to an impatient psychiatric hospital. The 'Logical Song' by Supertramp started playing and played on into the credits. It hit me like a ton of crazy…

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Swimsuits, Babies, Political Bullshit and 8 Years

I hate it when my updates are full of bitching. I really do. Trust me, I know how it sounds. I even annoy myself. That being said...I feel like bitching. I think I probably do it so much here because I really don't have anyone to talk to about just STUFF. I have no one…

Disappointed by Liberal Libidos – Patch

In the 90s, I remember listening to the Monica Lewinsky tapes on television. This was before having been exposed to any reality TV and this was the ultimate in voyeuristic entertainment.  Back then, I defended Clinton to the death. Well, not literally as we are both still breathing (knock on wood). But I could see…

One Wag at a Time – Patch

This weekend I watched a piece on The Today Show about The Tornado Dog. If you haven't heard the story you can catch up HERE. Watching his recovery I marveled at he extraordinary strength of people who care for injured, sick, abused and abandoned animals.  This week's Knowsy Neighbor, Lynn Nielsen-Eeg, is a prime example of…

Mount Pleasant Woman Calls Her Own Shots – Patch

Moriah Gomez, 34, used to spend her days as a young child in a make believe world of photography. With linens as backdrops and household décor as props, she would create a space ready for the shots from her mother's 110 camera. After graduating from Washington Park High School and attending Gateway Technical College for marketing,…

Man Works For Purrs, Puddles and Panting

Knowsy Neighbor on Patch. Read the full article HERE. Jonathan and Lynn Eeg are critter crazy! And with that passion, they are saving animals all over city, state and country. The cocked head of a curious dog and a purring nuzzle from a friendly feline are all the thanks this couple needs to devote their lives to…

Stopping the Stigma of Mental Illness

Patch Editorial. You can see the published article HERE. As May draws to a close, so does Mental Health Month. Most of us were noticing the budding tulips, complaining about the rain or celebrating Mother's Day and were probably unaware that Mental Health Month even existed. Considering that May is also National Egg Month, National…

Business Owner is Barking Up the Right Tree – Patch

Knowsy Neighbor on Patch...read full article HERE. After 22 years surrounded by emails, copiers, phone calls and meetings, Rita Landis decided that she had a very different path she was meant to follow. It was time to be her own boss. In 2008,  she opened Central Bark Doggy Day Care and she is now happily…