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About LonelyHiker

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    These are things I used to enjoy, a million years ago :( (theater, cinema, hiking, camping, history, astronomy, writing, cooking, reading, music (classical and progressive rock, primarily)

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  1. Questions!

    Guacamole, with disestablishmentarianism a close second.. If benevolent aliens landed, and you had the choice to depart with them, and leave Earth behind forever, would you? Why or why not?
  2. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Feeling pretty good today ....going to savor it while it lasts...
  3. What Are You Reading?

    The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin
  4. what are you watching right now?

    The Revenant ..... pretty amazing...
  5. Finished buying my son's presents, now the fun part (wrapping)
  6. What or who are you proud of today?

    I'm proud of my son, he got four As and a B this semester!
  7. What or who are you proud of today?

    We're proud of you, Natasha! You are a fighter! (((((Hugs)))))
  8. What's On Your Mind Right Now?

    The margin has to be .5% or less for there to be a state-funded automatic recount. Doug Jones won by 1.5%, so if scumbag wants a recount, it comes out of his own pocket. Even the Republican Alabama Secretary of State said that a recount is highly unlikely to change the outcome.
  9. Questions!

    Oh, campfire definitely! What's your favorite planet and why?
  10. What's On Your Mind Right Now?

    Yes, an historic win! Moore, aka, scumbag, still won't concede (not surprising). He should have dropped out to begin with. An awesome night for Democrats and Republicans alike! Now if only the sexual predator in the WH would resign ... Your candidate lost, Chump! Howdya like them apples!? 😂
  11. what are you watching right now?

    Lol...So is Hermie's boss
  12. Cognitive Dissonance

    I was feeling pretty good yesterday, but things always inevitably revert to my baseline depressed state. Not that I'm surprised. Good feelings are fleeting these days. I enjoy them when I can. But I have accepted the reality that they are but sporadic glimpses of the sun through an otherwise impenetrable grey pall. I ordered one of my son's presents yesterday. I will go to Target for the rest, either tomorrow night or Thursday morning. I hate to say it, but I just want to get this fake Christmas over with. I told him we were doing presents early (this weekend), and he is excited. I certainly don't want to spoil his Christmas. As a little boy, he deserves that magic and innocence that the season brings to children, regardless of what I feel about the holiday. I owe it to him to put on a brave face and make the magic possible . It is like pulling teeth, though. On a completely different tack, I have accepted the possibility of never getting better. I know there's no cure, and even another remission seems highly unlikely. I read about the "dangers" of untreated depression. But what choice does one have when the depression is refractory/treatment -resistant? I've spent tens of thousands on "treatment", to ultimately no avail. I should have spent it on an extended vacation to Australia instead, for all the good it did me. I'm still around, and considering everything, that should be good enough for "friends", "family", and the psychiatric/psychology shills, right? I've eschewed suicide and submitted and subjugated myself to the selfish demands of a neurotypical status quo that sees fit to shame me into suffering a life of interminable misery, despite my belief that a person has no other single inalienable right more sacred than dominion over his own life and person. But the prevailing wisdom is that I should suffer so that others won't. Uh....yeah, ok (?!) Happy now?
  13. How Do You Feel Today? #32

    Feeling pretty good for a change. Looking forward to taking a week off in a few weeks..
  14. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    You are wanted here, Kid! That's the demon depression talking, don't listen to the scurvy mother****er!
  15. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    I've decided to stop celebrating holidays in general, and Christmas specifically. The pressure is gone, and it is cathartic.