An open letter to Walgreen’s Pharmacy


Note: This letter was sent to the Eureka CA store on Broadway:

To the Store Manager and Chief Pharmacist:

Ceridwen and I have been customers of Walgreens for over five years. Mostly it was because our former Part D insurance provider, United Health Care, required us to use Walgreens.

Last year Karyn’s Part D insurance changed to a different company and no longer requires us to use your pharmacy. Likewise, this year my Part D insurance changed.  Regardless, we had intended to stay with you, since it is just more convenient and we were already established with you.

That changed when your parent company, Walgreens Boot Alliance, decided to deny women in twenty US States their Constitutional right, indeed, a moral right, to the drug mifepristone. All because pressure was applied by right wing, Christian Nationalist attorneys threatened legal action against Walgreens.

This is a WRONGNESS.  This goes against everything our Constitution and the entire concept of Democracy stand for.  It is un American, religious discrimination.  These people want to turn America into a religious dictatorship (think The Handmaids Tale, or Robert Heinlein’s short story, If This Goes On). They want to impose on all American’s, Christian or not, a kind of Christian Sharia Law, that will eventually deny women, people of color, LGBTQ, Indigenous Americans and basically anyone they dislike, any and all rights currently guaranteed under the Bill of Rights.

First it was Republican dominated States restricting abortion. Then the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.  Walgreens has joined them in these heinous restrictions.  Birth control, in any form, with be next. In the end, women will be barefoot, pregnant, denied education, and forced to wear Burkas. The ones who refuse will be tried as witches and burned at the stake.

We can’t take you to court, so we are no longer doing business with you.  We cannot tolerate a company that is acting to destroy the America my father (a WW II vet) fought against fascism to preserve.

Feel free to forward this letter to your corporate masters.

Another “Friend”


I did it again. Accepted another friend request from someone who has few friends, and only one in common with me.  But she was a young asian woman (assuming there was any truth at all to her profile).  i am a sucker for asian women.  So, this time my fault.  She did the same as the last one did: sent me a “hello” message on Messanger.  This one was different though. Sex or sexuality never came up. The daily conversations were addicting, in that she was compassionate towards me, and seemed to take a sincere interest in me.

The first clue that something was amiss was when I asked for her astrological data.  She knew her sun sign, everyone does, but she didn’t know her ascendant or moon sign.  So I offered to find out for her. I told her I needed her birth date, birth time and birth place.  Well she didn’t know the time, so I asked her ab out her birth certficate. She’s claimed to be from the PRC, and that China does not record such data to the birth certificate.  Of course, being a Scorpio I had to check that out. Well, turns out that was a lie. The Peoples Republic of China does record the time and place of birth on their birth certificates. She would have known that.  Why lie?  Because ascendants reveal the “real you.” She didn’t want me to know that.

Gradually the conversation drifted into an area I really care nothing about:finances. Eventually she began extolling the virtues of investing in cryptocurrencies, and then I realized that that was her game,  A scam to be sure.

In the meantime two banks, Silicon Valley Bank in San Jose CA, and Signature Bank in NYC both failed. The faliure of both banks was creditied to their heavy investments in  CRYPTO CURRENCY.  The same thing that miss scammer was trying to get me to invest in.

I’m thinking she wasn’t a she at all. Some fat white kid laying on a hide-a-bed in his mother’s basement. It was all so stupid, and she was very convincing. Almost.

My new “friend,” Michelle Dylan

This is a Facebook story.

A person named Michelle Dylan (I now doubt that is her real name) asked me to be her friend on Facebook.  She only had one common friend with me (a fellow Druid), so that should have been a red flag. Other red flags are: she had very few other friends. She offered absolutely no other information about herself.  But, I friended her anyway. I like to opportunity to share the good news of pantheism to new audiences. And, well, her picture showed her to be pretty and very well endowed. Hard for a guy like me (Pagan, Scorpio etc.) to pass on a nice pair of breasts.  Here is her pic:


So, she messages me. It goes like this:




Now, this should have been a red flag, “are you alone right now?” Definitely a red flag. Which I ignored.

Ok, “do you want to see my tits?” is yet another red flag. Maybe she’s an exhibitionist?

Of course I did not. She could see my face, but that is all. It is here things turn to the dark side.

The spaces you see above had pictures of someone’s penis. Not mine, but someone’s. They all look alike anyway. She probably has pulled this stunt off dozens of times, so she probably has quite the collection. She could have at least picked one better endowed.

I just stopped engaging with her at this point. I was in shock I guess. Someone posts fake pics of me? WTF!?

It was at this point that I blocked her on Messenger, then on Facebook, and sent out a warning message to everyone in the chat group she created warning them not to allow her in. What a crazy fraking bitch!

So, there you have it. I’ve reported her to Facebook, to my friends and family and anyone reading this blog.

The moral to this story?