I recently watched a documentary I wish to tell you about. The title is ” Superhuman: The Invisible Made Visible ” – it’s about the scientific efforts to understand and test the limits of human consciousness. If you can find it (I watched it on a Playstation app called tubi) it is well worth watching.
Here is one for those old enough to remember . . .
My apologies to Sally Kellerman – the original Major Margaret Houlihan – for this totally unintended slight. I posted this humorous photo an hour before I learned that Sally has passed on to her next adventure. If it wasn’t for her hard work in the original movie M*A*S*H movie, one of the best TV series I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch probably wouldn’t have ever started production. RIP!
I have been feeling very disingenuous about my relationship with my parents. Ever since I reached out to my mother to try to rebuild the relationship that was broken more than 20 years ago, I’ve been questioning myself as to why.
The last couple of times I talked to each of them, it has become CRYSTAL CLEAR.
I have the highest IQ in my family. My dad’s IQ is only 1 point lower than mine, but I have specialized training in areas none of them have ever studied, like the fact that I was a US Army basic field medic who was being fast-tracked to Physician Assistant school. In addition to that, when I took the exam at the Armed Forces Entrance Examination Center back in 1979, I was offered the chance to choose whatever job I wanted by ALL 5 branches of the US military. I have the learning capacity to be fully capable in ANY skill I choose to study.
Despite those facts, NOBODY in my family respects my opinion about anything. I vividly remember a confrontation between my mother and myself more than 30 years ago that occurred in HER HOME where I tried to tell her the truth about the origin of the Christian Bible. She called me a liar – so I pulled her own Encyclopedia Britannica off of her shelf and opened it to the article that discussed the exact event I was telling her about. I showed her how HER OWN ENCYCLOPEDIA confirmed in black and white that I was telling the truth. Rather than admit I was right, she said the encyclopedia was lying!
Every blood relative I have has always responded to everything out of my mouth exactly the same way mom handled that event. They are all STILL doing it.
I can’t fake this anymore. I’d rather live honestly without them than grin through my hat at them. We’re done. My relationship with that family can’t be saved unless they are willing to bend. Pretending they don’t remember the events of the past isn’t enough.
Wow – we literally just said goodby to television legend Betty White, and I’ve learned of the passing of another legend – Sidney Poitier — who among other great movies was the star of “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner”. Best wishes on your next adventure Sidney – you will be missed.