Chicago Betty

"State Mandated Migraines"

The following piece was sent to the Governor of Maryland, and other key figures who manage Medicaid, including a Congressional Representative – since the money does come from the Federal Government.  Those here who are familiar with my writing know the temptation to satirize is embedded deeply in my soul, and difficult to resist, as demonstrated […]


Quote From The Psych Ward

I was happiest with my last hospitalization, which happened to be in Virginia, unlike the nightmarish experiences I had in Maryland.  I guess I was lucky.  Again.  To be in a Humane environment, cared for by people who not only have formal education or life experiences, to be involved with a vulnerable population, like us – […]

20th Century Accidental Food Critic Journalism

The Lonely Corpse

This is the saddest story I’ve ever heard. It’s about The Lonely Corpse.  I felt so bad when I heard it was left alone in the cemetery, waiting for someone to put it in the Earth, while the living partied on chicken, corn muffins, chocolate cake, and tea. How fucking rude!

The Odyssey of Invisibility

The Odyssey of Invisibility: Medusa’s Orphan

  Once Barry delivered the car …  … to me and after I moved back to Montgomery County, it was no longer feasible for me to drive to the dealership for service – to that remote town whose name I can no longer recall. I just knew it was very, very, very far away, –  […]

Beach Photography Civilization vs Nature Days of November

The Sun Also Rises In November – Despite The Gloominess Of That Month