Trauma bonds are brutal. It's been difficult talking with friends about my situation. When your bond to an old love re-awakens, that can be kind of nice to reminisce. But when you think you can feel someone experiencing something traumatic, and it claws at your triceps when you sit down, with no access or communication, it's crazy-making. It's helplessness, and I've thrashed about. For story sharing, and Great Science, I've had 2.5 illusionary 'sympathic' traumas over the last 3 years. It's hard not to be frustrated when you don't know where these things are coming from. Mark Twain comes to mind: "I've been through some terrible things in my life. Some of which actually happened." Thanks for your support over the years Confessions! You're advice is janky at best, but it's cheaper than a movie and there's free coffee if your roommate's got some at home. I'm ready to move forward and I'll save the nitty-gritty for a counsellor or therapist when I want to treat myself. Y'all are alright.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.