I Haven’t Died – Yet

After all, we will all die sometime, right?

Over the last few months, I have been planning to complete a “readjustment” of the web site. Rename some pages, create new sub-domains, remove stuff, design a Press Kit (as if anyone would read it-LOL), and generally update stuff.

It hasn’t happened – Not yet, anyway.

As some of you know, I suffer from diagnosed Depression/Anxiety. You really cannot separate the two, but I can identify which is more prominent at any one time. Right now, anxiety is the evil doer. Thankfully not all of the time. For example, today I feel very good and I know that Loki Oedipus Rex the Cockatiel is not out to kill me. Of course I have not let him out of his cage yet…


I really have not been neglecting InkandVoice, just not up to writing anything recently. I have been too angry for too long about too many things – mostly happenings in the Missouri legislature, but nationally as well. Just, this week, I have had some better news than the normal bills, bill collectors, car and teeth problems.

One our Missouri’s state legislators sent a very nice email thanking me for last week’s Missourian column, which I really have to post here. Then a call from A-News talk radio to be interviewed last Sunday. Brian Allen and Lee Moore are a kick and I have not stopped giggling since I reviewed the podcast. It is very difficult for them to stay on topic for very long, which makes the show all the more fun to do. Kept me on my toes – or at least the edge of my seat.

I am fighting the proposed “Missouri Standard Science Act,” HB-291, wanting to put Intelligent Design in science classes. This is a direct violation of the First Amendment and a ruling by US District Judge James, Jones III, who specifically ordered that it was unconstitutional to teach ID as science in a public school. But like everything else, it is on hold.

There are a few other things I had to do. One is to raise money so I can receive some major dental work. I am using crowd-funding, GiveForward, for this and have only 119 days to do raise the funds. The problems are not from bad hygiene (I have great gums), but from work done three and four decades ago that is now failing. Two dentists have quoted me unbelievable amounts to do the repairs, but I will be toothless within a couple of years if the work is not done. I really do not want to gum my food to death.

I need to get back to “work.” I promise there will be at least three new columns by the end of the week.

I hope this finds all of my readers well and in great spirits. Mine is certainly getting better.

About David Rosman

David is the winner of the Missouri Press Foundation's "Best Columnist" in 2013 (First Place) and 2014 (Second Place), the 2016 Harold Riback Award for excellence in writing, and the winner of the 2007 Interactive Media Award for excellence in editing.
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