Probably the experience I had with my late husband. The complications and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, e.g., how a traumatic brain injury resulted in two neurological disorders with hyper-religiosity as a major feature, and how common mental disorders of this nature (where delusions and hallucinations are of a religious nature) go undiagnosed.
But what a cool idea. I've never heard of this before.
My late husband's 89 day cancer battle and death at 42: it's people who matter when time runs short, not status or stuff.
The follies of youth really do start taking a toll during mid life. I recently attended a college reunion. Most of us are now between the ages 50 and 60. Some classmates look old and worn, lije life isnearly done; others look like they could have graduated just five years ago. I know genetics play a role, but healthy living really can buy some time and quality thereof.
The first chapter would be my 4 years in the military. It was an unbelievable joke from day one. And the joke is still with me today. When some fool president says a war will be cheap he needs his head examined. Thousands of GI's are still being paid (by you taxpayers) for the Viet Nam fiasco (to name one).
The next chapter would be my 15 years in Europe. It gave me an insight to people and cultures that was invaluable.
I want to live at that library. I have taught security/body guard work, emphasizing on minimizing a violent outcome. My steel work, I suppose. I have had a few apprentices. But I learn as much from who I am teaching as they learn from me, so it is more symbiotic than teaching.
The years I spent as an adrenaline junkie pursuing activities and jobs that were high risk. And the yrs I spent raising my daughter to try to help her be a more balanced individual, and then my time as an athlete, albeit a mediocre one ,but trained like a mad man,lol
fibromyalgia, debilitating chronic pain, disability, invisible illness/disability
being disbelieved and shamed as a lazy, lying malinger because no one who could help you believes you're sick and thinks you're just faking it for attention and a free ride; being a living violation of people's expectations and how they treat you for it
guilt, shame, hopelessness, attempted suicide; depression; crippling social anxiety
sincerely, earnestly trying to love humankind despite having been profoundly pooped upon by it for most of your life
(file under "fiction", or it'll be pulled from the shelf)
Professional: The process of current infrastructure management in the United States: highways, transportation facilities, water and waste water treatment facilities, utilities, with side notes on facility assessment.
Just for fun: Stories and anecdotes related to DC and University of Virginia sports teams over the last 30 years or so.
I hate to say but on relations wise and since my children are already adult... I don't need help. I will be looking for the person that can talk about money... I never cared for money, never put much value on money, I waste and throw away money when I a not observed by a witness to my life. I don't touch or pilfer my companion, just mine. It just never been to much use to me except to misuse in other people's sense. Never envied... it just alien to me despite the society we live in is so against my tendency. So I can live with very little and give it away to my kids instead of saving it. The "what is money and what to do with it" will be the person I will request.
Well instantly I call this co-parenting. ...at least children are the books parents mutually learn and teach from/to......I'm not likely to get qualified as a monk or guru stocked in a religious library but this www.agnostic.com is sorta like letting me offer and glean here....thankyou for the photo caption
Isn't this place called Starbuck's?
I have anecdotes I tell; some funny, some involving bizarre coincidences, I don't delve into tragic ones b/c who wants to be depressing?
But I don't see how they would be educational or enlightening. Just entertaining.
I learned a lot from years on the road as a journeyman carpenter/climber, but I see no way to share that without going oneself.
So throw me in the section labelled frivolous, with the tabloids.