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Friday, May 18th, 2012
6:48 pm
*hug* for anyone who needs one

Friday, April 1st, 2011
12:24 pm
Chronic and creative?
I'm a CFS/ME sufferer who has recently created a community for sufferers of chronic illness' to share their creative works.

If anyone is interested in joining and sharing their work, the com is here: chronic_creator 

(Promotional post approved by mod sophy )
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
1:14 am
Synchronized Chaos Magazine invites visual and written submissions
Everyone in this community is invited to submit work to the literary/artistic/cultural/nature and travel writing/scientific webzine Synchronized Chaos. (http://www.synchchaos.com) This includes novel excerpts - we encourage novelists to provide some description of the project along with the excerpt and a link where the whole piece may be purchased. We also do book reviews for fiction and nonfiction.

Information on the zine and how to submit, from the Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20763137372&ref=mf :

We have four local Bay Area spinoff writers' and artists' groups, free open to the public to drop by and share work for professional critique and marketing advice. Please email me at cedeptula@sbcglobal.net for info, the groups are selected weeknights twice a month in San Jose, San Rafael, San Francisco, and Castro Valley.

The brainchild of some of my friends and colleagues, along with myself, the publication provides thoughtful art/cultural/literary/scientific/social commentary/essay material. Our title comes from the mathematical concept of chaos theory - the study of whether we can find order in systems which seem to be random at first glance, whether anything in nature can be proved to be truly random or whether some systems just seem that way because we don't know enough about the initial conditions. This is a social experiment and a fun way to stay coherent without limiting our contributors' creativity or having to turn away excellent work because it isn't a fit.

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
1:15 am
Wonderful documentary site
If you like to keep your brain alive with intelligent documentaries rather than the mush on television, here's an amazing site I just came across:


Lots of the best documentaries on everything from art to warfare. Months of good viewing. (I just watched "Archimedes' Palimpsest.")
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
2:41 pm
New Member
Hi everyone,

I'm glad I found this community. I've been a recluse since the age of 16, when I left school. I've been through lots of hard times and therapy sessions, and I'm slowly working my way back into the world. I hope to meet some folks here; it would be nice to have people to talk to again. :-)

Anyway, does anyone here know about or have any opinions on Social Security disability or SS Income?

Current Mood: bored
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
6:55 pm
Hello and hugs.
Hello everyone,

I am new to the community and thought I would introduce myself.  My name is Brin and I have been in various levels of homebound status for the past 7 years.  If you would like to hear my story, please feel free to visit my journal.  Thanks for being here.
Saturday, January 19th, 2008
5:00 am
Trapped, Broke losing it...
Due to combination of Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus I am trapped at home. I have so many days where my legs are too weak for me to walk that I military crawl to the toilet or urinate in a large bowl that I keep at hand. I am a few months behind on my rent and bills. I am currently on unemployment but that runs out in a couple of months. I have yet to qualify for disability and when I do it looks like it will pay me less than my unemployment which doesn't pay me enough to live on.

I am going insane.
I am falling apart.
I need to work to keep my sanity.
I need to work to keep a roof over my head.
But I am not ambulatory often enough to be a reliable employee for anything that requires that I leave my apartment.

I hear about people who work from home. I have looked for opportunities for this but all I seem to find are scams that want money from me. I can't afford a 60.00 book that tells me places that may (or may not) hire people to work from home.
I am a very good typist. I have done transcription and legal billing.
My hands still work. I can do any kind of data entry.
I have a laptop and a tower computer so if one goes I even have a back up.
I want to work.
Why is it so hard?

If anyone has any leads please let me know.
If anyone has any advice on how to keep my sanity until I find something please.
I am begging.

I am not a bad person.
I am not irresponsible.
I am not unreliable.
I am just sick. I am in treatment. I am following all of the rules set out by my doctors.

I just need something to right these things before I lose everything.

Current Mood: crushed
Thursday, December 27th, 2007
4:18 am
Home Make Over?
I have know that I had Fibromyalgia for several years. I recently added RA and Lupus to the list of issues. I have been stuck in my home for the last several months and I am going batty. I need to find some work at home options as well as other ways to keep my sanity. I am so glad I found this group.

As my first post I thought I would offer you guys info on a contest that I am sure someone here could really use. Sadly, I can't enter and it is killing me.I would love to see this won by someone who could use it because their home is the center, if not nearly the entirety, of their world.

This is a contest with The Style Network and Niecy Nash. It is the search for The Messiest Home in America. They ran this last year and only redid one room. This year they are doing the whole house. (And yes, I am hating it that I can’t enter.) It’s super easy to enter. You make a video of your home and family that is 1-5 min. Mail it or upload it along with sending in the entry form. Wahllah!

Here is the video that was submitted by last year’s winner.

Last year there were only 50 entries. My last update (just before Christmas) was that there were only about 5 entries so far for this year so you stand a REALLY GOOD chance of winning.

Anyway, check out some of the videos and then enter on your own. Clear some clutter and support your habit.
Happy Holidays every one.
Oh, and if anyone wins I want to move in with you after it is done. ;-)
Saturday, April 14th, 2007
2:43 pm
Hi Everybody
I am not homebound.  But I have a dear sweet wonderful young adult friend who is.   I only know her through the internet and I am trying to help her find an online community where there are people like herself.  She role plays at various sites online, but it's not the same as interacting with people who are homebound--people who are trapped at home.  She would like to have friends who understand, but who don't focus on illness and disease. Rather, she would like to have fun!  Talk, play, surf the net with others like herself.  Maybe even find a virtual romance.  I can't find any online sites especially for homebounds who want to socialize.  It's always support groups.  She has support, what she needs is some fun and some escape.  Can anyone direct me to a good site?  Is there anyone here who is around 18 years old who'd like a friend to talk to who is their own age?  Someone who maybe wants to RP somewhere and would like someone like themselves to play with?  

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
1:03 am
December virtual world tour!
Tuscan landscape with small villa: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2917042650047040684NJsqgn

Lighted Christmas trees in Japan: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1245556050057425557tweFPe

Masai African on rock with spear: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2871791900051982610eOyTez

Kenyan giraffe: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1344490896057732923KDTnsO

Temple in Kuala Lumpur: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1052941698014348909bVQjKN

City of Sofia (Eastern Europe) from top of Sky Restaurant: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1162885123057438398mnGGnm

Croatian clouds and sky: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1437774172076292667OdfqaL

Architecture of a monument in Mexico City: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2696688610034877755wHraHo

Mexico cathedral interior: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2454425400034877755LYigfE

Shepherd in Syria: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2212024570042680353RghSGN

Saudi Arabian market - old style: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2236893770064304149oFLuun

Iranian mountain village: http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1475962789015862856jstDsv
Thursday, November 9th, 2006
2:43 pm
Another virtual trip around the world
Photos posted for all my armchair-traveling friends:

Alpine lake in Berchtesgaden, Germany - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1114968738053455298TQkoms

African Masai Warrior Dance - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2102011330078228143gwjPgU

Masai village and huts - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2221467490078228143MkGxXz

Colorful house in Venice, on the island of Burano - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2901848560039064861qRdBSC

Locals (at a food stand?) in Brazil - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2423266510037537485QMzAhp

Amazon women and children - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2070452230037537485WNHJpG

Roebuck Bay, Australia - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2118911410025665264tSlNMT

Australian sand dunes - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2198831020025665264wPHqrh

Buddhist monk in Cambodia, outside temple - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2078976540093802126CoHiVG

British castle - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2509610220098328129WpCnQZ

Leaning Tower of Pisa - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2142407310065247733TVQFHK

Singapore at night - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1146790318027041455izVxdF

Kangaroo Island, Australia - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1099865749034799022tsAnrF

Modern Japanese geisha - http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1534501259037540313vnmXxm
Monday, October 2nd, 2006
5:14 pm
Uganda's Calling
Answer the call.

Sorry if this is not allowed in the community, I can remove it if asked - but I thought some of you might be interested in this new community, since you can make a difference in the world from home :)

I'm a board member of ugandacalling, and we exist to raise awareness of and work for the end of the civil war in Northern Uganda, which has victimized many innocent civilians, particularly children, and left many homeless and desperately poor. We're trying to provide resources for local groups working on this issue - collecting petitions for groups to circulate, providing ideas for fundraisers for worthy projects, posting news articles and bulletins about Uganda, and letting activists and interested people get together to learn more and network with each other. And we still need lots of people to help us carry on all these functions and get us off the ground as a nonprofit - as well as community leaders who'd like to start something for Uganda!

If you're interested in learning more or helping out, please check out the community - everyone's very nice and positive, we'd love to see you!
Saturday, September 30th, 2006
12:35 pm
PMDD and Agoraphobia
Every month I forget/hope it's not going to happen again, but it does. I become terrified of everything. Of moving through the house--let alone leaving the house. I don't want to interact with other people.

This anxiety/phobia may (often) or may not be combined with a severe negative spike in depression.

And yeah, medication is helping . . . .

But once a month, everything I've planned to do: get a job, go to an interview, take a class, resume my PhD studies, meet with friends . . . it all dissolves into me huddling at home.

I'm 25: this is not how I want to live my life.
Friday, June 16th, 2006
2:01 pm
Another photographic world tour :)
Greece - Port of Gialos

Japanese gift shop/market: http://community.webshots.com/photo/551206571/2284918330092294334jBWFCe

Scenic tree and sky scene in Japan: http://community.webshots.com/photo/551206571/2230446090092294334msINOh

Moscow, Russia: http://community.webshots.com/photo/551326811/2762539400071349617aOWuiL

Time for lunch - soup, pasta, and salad in Russia: http://community.webshots.com/photo/551326811/2016525300071349617MVwROY

French Polynesian panorama: http://community.webshots.com/photo/70838234/1070839270025767562xtkBGL

Swiss Alps: http://community.webshots.com/photo/497536841/1497539348017316690KsvTgG

Turkish clothing bazaar: http://community.webshots.com/photo/549711903/2653676920038283624dRQZHT

Rocks and trees in Turkey: http://community.webshots.com/photo/549711903/2829373750038283624ZYtcyB

Yasur volcano on the Melanesian island of Vanuatu: http://community.webshots.com/photo/547867671/2465478720025665264avUzDL

City View, Auckland, New Zealand: http://community.webshots.com/photo/548579595/2124518800085239097sHgGIz
Thursday, April 27th, 2006
5:52 pm
Hello everyone. If this is against the rules please forgive me.

I just started a community for bipolar people that live in Alabama.


Monday, April 17th, 2006
2:19 am
Seeking women friends. Changes made Apr 26/06.

WHAT IS THE DREAM? I have 3 to 5 close female friends who are sister-like friends or mother-like friends or auntie-like friends. We meet one to one and maybe even in groups of 3 to 5.

WHERE DOES THE DREAM TAKE PLACE? Either all the time or mostly in the Greater Vancouver Regional District in BC, Canada.

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Current Mood: sore
Sunday, April 16th, 2006
4:52 pm
Hi Sophy
Sophy, I have already posted this in your journal but would like to post it here also.

I have a request to make to you. I'm a member of homeward_bound and I wanted to cut and paste a certain entry from my personal journal to the community. Could you read the entry dated Apr 13, 2006 in my journal and let me know if I can post it in the community?

Thank you.

PS: Do I need to use a lj cut for the entry?


Sophy's reply was:

If you mean the homeward_bound community, if you're a member you should be able to post to that.

I guess I'm not sure how the post you're refering to fits in with the community, but if you really want to post it there, feel free to do so with an lj cut.


Hi Sophy

Thanks for getting back to me so soon.

Could you clarify something for me? Is there a way of posting a new post (not a comment to a post already made) in someone else's journal?

Nice of you to tell me to go ahead and post the entry from my journal to the community without being sure of how the post fits in. I'd like to explain it to you. I stay at home a lot by choice or because of my health keeping me in. When I choose to stay home because I want to do my own thing, that's ok. When I wish I could have a female friend visiting me or that I could go out and meet I end up feeling lonely. I have only 1 female friend who I've had limited contact with for various reasons. I need more female friends. The friend would have to be understanding and accepting of me being home bound due to my health. I would be understanding and accepting of her being home bound due to health or preference. I would be willing to visit a home bound or bed bound women in her home. She could have someone else present when I visit until she feels comfortable not having someone else around. We could give each other understanding and acceptance if we do meet outside of our homes. Maybe I could find who I'm looking for in the Homeward Bound community.

Thanks for your time and help.

Bye for now.

PS: I will be posting my comments and your answers here to the community. I think it would have been better if I had posted all this in the community and not in your personal journal. Sorry for any annoyance I may have caused to you.
Friday, April 14th, 2006
4:55 pm
Save The World - One Click At A Time!

On each of these websites, you can click a button to support the cause -- each click creates funding, and costs you nothing! Bookmark these sites, and click once a day!

Click here to post this on your page or 'blog
Thursday, April 6th, 2006
11:29 pm
Hi everyone
I joined this community earlier this year. I have read all the posts that interested me.

You can check out my user info to find out more about me.

I'll give some background to my home life. I live with a roommate. We used to be potential Life Partners for each other but no more. That potential has ended last month or was it this month? Mmm, don't have the date memorized. I moved in with him last June. It's difficult living with someone who was a potential Life Partner but is no more and I not gotten over the loss I am feeling. He had to quit his job due to a workplace illness which should be resolved this month or next. So he is home more because he's not working but yet goes out more than me. I have more than one health challenge that prevents me from being in the workforce. Some days I do like staying home and doing stuff at home. I think it's important I at least stick my head outside every day and get some fresh air into my body which I don't do. My personal record of staying in was in 1996 when I stayed in for 25 days in a row. You may be thinking how did I eat? At the time I had a roommate who would buy the groc for me and I'd pay him for the groc. Sometimes I'd pay for meals he made with his own items and other times I'd order in. This year I don't know what my staying in record is but it definitely is less! To me going out means my whole body is outside, even if it's only taking the garbage out. Sticking my head outside would not be considered going out! hehehe. Three of my health challenges are chronic depression, various types of anxiety and endometriosis. Some of the symptoms that keep me in are fatigue, lack of motivation and anxiety.

Does anyone live in my area? I live in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada.

Feel free to ask me any questions.

Thanks for reading and bye for now.
Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
1:04 pm
Another voyage for my world-travel-from-home fans :)
http://community.webshots.com/photo/393151984/1393155577000388294TICKSs - Niagara Falls

http://community.webshots.com/photo/55653890/1055673980035204585cZtNAm - Sand dunes in Namibia

http://community.webshots.com/photo/72595510/1072595775035204585vrKzZY - several women in saris and a gentleman in a pond in India

http://community.webshots.com/photo/72595510/1072595758035204585ZINgvm - the Taj Mahal

http://community.webshots.com/photo/82901376/1082901714035204585TrKdiW - Flamingos in the Galapagos Islands

http://community.webshots.com/photo/34249783/1034562807035204585jelOqP - Carnival in Venice

http://community.webshots.com/photo/104871029/1104872363035204585DswbAl - Herders in Madagascar

http://community.webshots.com/photo/104871029/1104872639035204585FJVwWt - traditional paper(?) factory in Madagascar

http://community.webshots.com/photo/57716411/1057716956035204585HcwvFF - terraced fields in Nepal

http://community.webshots.com/photo/57716411/1057716976035204585hrqrfQ - Kathmandu buildings

http://community.webshots.com/photo/57716411/1057717143035204585ESxDnM - two Nepali cooks making a meal of some kind of squash
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