The sub-moronic ramblings of a semi-functioning illiterate

Movember Guest Post

For those of you who may not know, there is a project underway called BLOGGERS FOR MOVEMBER that is geared to benefit Men’s health issues, both physical and mental. Spearheaded by LeClown, he has graciously offered his Black Box Warnings blog as a forum to bloggers who wish to share their struggles and successes. Today I have written a post that for me and my family has been a long time coming. I encourage everyone to stop by both Black Box Warnings and A Clown On Fire to support a worthy cause.



24 responses

  1. Roger wilco, over and out…
    About the nanowri thing… am I supposed to write on mine and have you come join in, or do I join you on yours…??? (That sounded like the worst invitation to an orgy in history)… sorry.
    Also, please do not forget to pop over to the… uh… 70’s show secret clubhouse’ now and then. It won’t show up on your reader. But I have been busy.

    November 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    • I am not sure. I clicked ADD AS A FRIEND on yours so I think you need to do the same on mine. I am not really sure what being a “friend” means, so if it doesn’t work don’t sweat it.

      Oh yeah, I’ve been following what you’re talking about and it is awesome. I will be more “vocal” in the days to come as work settles down. But yeah, that first one had me rolling.

      November 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      • I just wanted to be sure people got the invites. No pressure. The writing thing is hard because I am tempted to cheat and just put stuff I already did on it. I haven’t touched it yet. But I will gladly do the forbidden dance of words with you any time.

        November 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        • OOOhhhh…we could call it THE NANOWRIMO LAMBADA!

          Or something.

          November 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      • I just went to the nanowri. I tried to start a novel. I guess you can’t type it there. You have to type it somewhere else and then move it there. But I don’t know how.
        At least my title, description and excerpt totally rock. I may need help.

        November 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

        • Absolutely. I’m working on finishing my second Reapers book and will let you know how to feed the manuscript in when I get to that point.

          November 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  2. You are some amazing parents, Hellis!

    November 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    • Boy, this was about ME!! Not “US” Everyone knows HE is a great mother and mom (there is a difference) but this was me and the way I am. So thanks for taking the spotlight off of me in MY moment to shine and be seen as more then a pretty face.

      November 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      • Tom Elias, Writer

        Don’t sweat it Mike. Those of us who know the facts won’t miss what’s important here. Great job – it takes a lot to overcome what you have and be who you are. The spotlight didn’t even wobble.

        November 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

        • Yes.

          November 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

          • Tom Elias, Writer


            November 15, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      • Such a Pissa.

        November 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      • Okay, good point. I’ll even let the ‘boy’ comment slide, just this once, for you. But I did say things about you on the site the post appeared on, and this is Hellis’ blog, so actually, I took the spotlight a bit off Hellis and put it on you both.

        You’re a good father and dad.

        November 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

        • I told him it wouldn’t sound as funny typed out as it did in his head. What I’m saying is thank you, EH.

          November 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

          • Thank you for being my friend, HE. BTW, my wife liked your blog. Yeah, she didn’t just read mine – she read yours and loved it. She thinks she’d like you and Ginger.

            November 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm

            • I think we’d get along fine. After all, she must have a sense of humor to be married to you!

              Ba da bum.

              November 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

              • Well… Winchendon isn’t far away, I suppose.

                November 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

                • You mean Winchendon, Massivetwoshits? MIght as well be another country to folks here in New Hampsha! 🙂

                  November 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    • Yes I is….er, are?

      November 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      • Or, “Hellis, you and Mikhail are some amazing parents.”

        November 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  3. More reasons to love and admire my web friend and her extraordinary family.

    My brother has ADHD and he and his wife have adopted two brothers who also have the condition. It has been a transformative experience for all involved.

    I have a mild form of dyslexia and difficulty with mechanical aptitude. My childhood was a very unpleasant experience, but not nearly as bad as my brother’s. At last, children are finally getting the attention they need in some more highly enlightened education facilities. But there is a long way to go and too many children are forced to use drugs that stifle their being their true selves.

    We have to come to terms as a society with a new conceptual basis that understands children are not units made to be indoctrinated into a single style of acceptable–one size fits all–thinking and behavior. When we strive to teach every person according to their individual learning skills and styles of thinking we will start to make great strides in creating a society consisting of diverse and equally worthwhile individuals able to achieve things our race has never known the like of before. We have to conquer inner space before we can conquer outer space.

    November 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    • Man…YOU should have written the blog post because that was amazing! As usual.

      I especially liked your last sentence. You always give us much to think about. 🙂

      November 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm