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Update from the Netherlands (pondering my future and dreading next week’s heatwave)

There’s a heatwave heading for north west Europe next week and I’m dreading it.  Daytime temperatures are forecast to hit the mid 30’s, which is as hot as the ‘summer from hell’ that I went through in Rochester New York … Continue reading

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On the wrong track (figuratively and literally)

The weather has finally cooled off (somewhat), so I went out on my bike yesterday and cycled 23 miles.  I had planned to cycle all the way to Scottsville, but I didn’t feel comfortable, so I turned around just 6 … Continue reading

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Time to leave (received yet more bad news)

I haven’t updated this blog in a while because honestly, I haven’t had the energy and I feel like I’m talking to myself and wasting bandwidth.  All I seem to do is repeat the same bullshit anyway and many of … Continue reading

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The meeting with my care manager yesterday just left me with more stress.  Most of the hour was spent discussing my health insurance, which has turned into somewhat of a disaster since being switched from Medicaid to Medicare.  My care … Continue reading

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Falling further into the abyss…

This street sign I passed earlier sums up my existence pretty well: After meeting with my care manager and therapist, I feel even more hopeless about my situation.  My therapist mainly just listened to me vent, then told me not … Continue reading

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Unless Trump does something awful, I should stay where I am

I was talking to my roommate last night about how I don’t really have a place that I can call “home”.   The UK isn’t my home anymore and I should let go of the nostalgia based on the country I … Continue reading

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Facing what I’m afraid of usually doesn’t work (today proved this)

I had to go into the city today to see an attorney about getting my permanent resident card renewed, but I didn’t realize it’d been renewed when USCIS processed my name and gender marker change earlier this year, so I … Continue reading

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