Post COVID19 Changes to Out Of My Mind, Etc.

This year has been something. I’m working at home and completely rearranging my house and routine. I let Out of My Mind sit dormant while the world spun. Now that I’m settled in at home, I’m making (more) post COVID19 changes. It’s important to define a website’s focus narrowly. I haven’t done that enough with Out of My Mind. Because of my age and because my research shows that we will be making post COVID19 changes in the US for a very long time, I’m building my plans around the assumption that things won’t be “back to normal” for a long time.  …

Brand New Look!

Updated fonts, updated color scheme, and when you look at the menu, at the very end you will find “Memes for Sharing”. Every picture I have used that has a message rather than a title can be found there. I chose to make them a slideshow so that you can see them better. Please don’t crop out the attribution, and please don’t change them in such a way as to change the message. Enjoy!

Font Experiments

Over the next several days I will be experimenting with a new title font and possibly with new body fonts. I got some feedback that the Google Permanent Marker font I’ve been using as a title font is hard to read for some people. I’ve downloaded a few new fonts and will play with them. If you see one you like, let me know. 

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Why Such a long time away? There have been some changes in my life. I took a long vacation from writing after a medical event in July that affected my entire body. My doctor put it down to a virus, but it was unlike any virus I’d ever experienced before. That event scared me and made me work hard to take care of myself, so I retreated for a while and then slowly worked my way back.  I am finishing up some changes to the places and ways I distribute information right now. I will continue to use YouTube for …

Publishing Schedule Thoughts While Attempting to Model Self-Care

What About the Publishing Schedule? Just a heads up about my publishing schedule. I am currently on a  short involuntary video hiatus because my phone stopped working for making videos. While I’m waiting for my new phone to arrive and be activated, I decided to ease off on finishing articles as well for a few days. I’ll be getting a bunch of nifty accessories with it. So I got thinking about working full time and how much I can do consistently.  Part of what I do is to attempt to model the behavior I want to see. I want to …

Microfiction: Enthusiastic Consent

In case you were wondering what “enthusiastic consent” looks like. What enthusiastic consent looks like: Ready? In a minute. Yet? Not quite. Yet? Yes! Like this? Or this? Both, and neither. Like this. Like this? Oh yes? And is this the way, or this? Oh, this. Oh, THIS! More? or Less? More! oh, oh. Oops. I meant less. My turn? Please? Of course. Mouth or hands? I like both. Mouth first, I think. Yes. Mmmmph? (Giggles) Yes. And back at you. Mmmmph! Mmmmph! Phew! A break? Sure. Cuddle? Sleep? Or something else. Ice cream. Ice cream? For eat or play? …

Announcement: More Content!

Over the next few weeks, I will be experimenting with adding more content to the website for you. I will separate memes into their own articles for you. Sometimes I will write short “listicles” of mental health tips and social justice points.  More microfiction. Some shares and reviews of stuff from other sites. More of the short videos.  More content means more help for the people I’m trying to reach. All of the new content will be free for all, and not behind the Patreon exclusive premier wall. My Responsive Mental Health Services LLC site has the tagline “we specialize …

Microfiction: Diana, Shots, and Glass

Diana, Shots, and Glass (“Shots and Glass” is a sequel to Diana and the Donald)  Diana collapsed into the antique sofa in her living room and turned off the news. The lasso had worked. He’d admitted it all: The rapes of women and girls, the Russian conspiracy, the criminal ties, the obstruction of justice, the fact that he was deeply in debt with a negative net worth. All for the cameras. All shared and Tweeted all over the world. And for nothing. His handlers went to work. He’d been tired, they said. It’s okay when he does it, they said. …

Patreon Membership Tier Updates

Today I totally revamped my Patreon membership tiers from top to bottom. In short: I  release all videos, audio files, and articles to the public after a one-week Patron-exclusive period. Also, I encourage Patrons and non-Patrons to join the Out Of My Mind Facebook group. The group provides a moderated space to safely discuss the issues with living with mental health challenges in an unjust world.  Patrons at the $1 level and above will get same-day access to videos, audio, and articles. I will also credit all Patrons in the closing credits of all full-length videos and on the website.  …