Updated Life Preserver


The ILIASM group has a new home. Try http://iliasm.org/


Yes, we have lost EP.

No, it isn’t the last place on earth where people can meet online and talk.

If you have been a member of the ILIASM group on EP, please give this a try:

ILIASM: I Live In A Sexless Marriage

This is a classic forum site, and so far, I love it. (Of course, I was in on the early planning with my dear friend from EP, dan13732.)

For other sites that have an EP-like atmosphere (somewhat):



I’m a member of RTT, but I’m just not that into it. You really can’t talk about anything the least bit edgy there. I understand that the site’s founder does not want trouble. And it’s her site – so she does have the right to run it the way she wants. But I’m just not that into RTT.

I finally caved in and joined Answermug, and I try to get there every day, but so far, I’m about as good about that as I am about maintaining this blog, ha ha. How many social media sites do I have to be on? I’m already on Fakebook, Twitter (2 accounts), the new ILIASM site, and RTT. Oh, and I have a very dormant Pinterest account.



Excerpt from the David Bowie song:

I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence and
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They’re quite aware of what they’re going through
(Turn and face the strange)
Don’t tell them to grow up and out of it
(Turn and face the strange)
Where’s your shame
You’ve left us up to our necks in it
Time may change me
But you can’t trace time
I ended a relationship (the same weekend that David Bowie died.) I lost a job. EP went away.

I found a job. And, the ILIASM group from EP has found a new home base.

Check it out here:

Has the job market gotten a lot better for workers lately?

The last time I came here, to my oft-neglected blog, I had found out that I was being laid off from my job. I found out on the Ides of March (March 15, 2016), and my actual last day was March 25.

Within a very short time, I had five interviews. (For good jobs – not temp or contract jobs.)

I received an offer on April 13, and accepted it on April 14. They want me to start on May 5, so since then, I’ve been taking advantage of the free time – I’ve been doing a lot of road-tripping to visit friends.

Anyway…now that I’ve accepted an offer….two of the other places I interviewed with got back to me, about coming in for another interview.

So, either the job market is a LOT better than it was the last time I was out of work…or, I was right, and the part of my state where I currently live has better job opportunities than the part of the state where I used to live.

Either way, I’m happy and grateful about this situation!