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  • 17 Oct 2005
    Yes, I've used that tag line before...... I had to get out for a day.  On Saturday I went to my folks' house and stayed for the night.  The thing is, I felt like I had to get permission from my friend to do it, especially since he and my wife think my living there is a bad idea.  My folks didn't like their thinking that, especially my dad.  He made it clear to me to stand up to them and make my own decisions.  He said it was obvious that I was being beaten down.  I mentioned this before - a few weeks back my folks needed me to stay there alone to watch the house while they were away.  My friend and wife were dead against it, and my wife even threatened divorce if I did it. They felt I would relapse (thanks for the trust!).  My folks essentially told me what I've already been thinking, and saying, and that is they can make all the threats they like, but I am my own person.  I agree, and I have been very assertive.  I still get tired of lectures, especially about my problems in finding a job.  I told my friend I'd like to see him get something right now, and that my wife has been trying to get a new job for years and has been unsuccessful.  I am getting tired of it all.  If something doesn't change soon I will have to make some major decisions. Consequences are going to have to happen.  I need to decide my own.  I am definitely feeling my old strength coming back. My folks were watching this little white yapping dog from next door.  The thing barked at me constantly.  My mom said she really doesn't like men, to which I replied "I could change that."  She laughed. I didn't get to see my daughter Saturday because she had a birthday party to go to, and that was fine with me.  I don't want to interfere with her social life.  I wound up leaving the dungeon for my folks' anyway.  It was nice to be away and have some peace and quiet. So I'm out pounding the pavement again today.  I'm deliberately staying out later than usual because I do not want to meet with those Mormon dudes again (no offense to any Mormons out there). They're nice, but I don't want to be a Mormon.  I'm screwed up enough as it is to have to join a made-up religion.  Although, as I've said before, I got a certain pleasure out of telling them I thought I might be TS! On the plus side I've been getting more calls for interviews, I should have the Jazz Era book contract this week, and I start seeing a new shrink on Friday, which means eventual dialog with my wife.  Yet there is one thing missing from my life, and you all know what that is. I have no freedom to fully be Meredith. Keep your fingers crossed for me.  Let's hope this is a good week. Mere
    2821 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • 16 Oct 2009
    Here's some brief updates -Been in my new place for a month.  It's been working out fine, even though I have to get used to having a roommate again.  It's nice to be able to park right in front of where I live rather than blocks away.I go to Detroit next week to chair a panel at THE premier labor history conference.  My school is paying for it through their Faculty Development Fund.  Plus, I'll get to hang out with Karen Brad, something we haven't done in almost four years.I finally received copies of my book.  Look for an announcement about that soon.Me and Josie are doing just fine.  She really helped me out when I needed it.Getting new book proposals out there.  I hope to sign some contracts soon.I still don't have internet at my new place, so I get here when I can.The ex-wfe is being a bitch again.Mere
    2208 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • 17 Jul 2010
    I know I don't blog as much as I used to.  It's hard to do that working two full time gigs.Dad is doing fine.  Thanks for your well wishes.Josie is doing fine.  Thanks for your well wishes.More later!I hope you're doing fine.  Thank yourself for well wishes.
    2186 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • 23 Feb 2010
    I still don't have my internet access at home sorted out yet!  Anyhow, here are some quickies (so to speak):I am pretty much fully out at work.  In academia I am almost there.  I am waiting on some word concerning a possible full-time teaching job, so until that happens, and I might need to get a new doctor due to insurance reasons, HRT is once again put on hold.  Still, I am out and free.Me and Josie had a great time in New Mexico.AND - a major academic publisher in New York wants to offer me a 2-book contract!  The first will be published later this year.Okay, gotta run to class now.  More later.
    2133 Posted by Meredith Newton
Society Girl's Personal Blogs 793 views Apr 17, 2007

LONDON TRAIN

By Meredith Newton

 

It’s my first time to come visit you

I’m anxious, excited, a little scared too

We’ve waited so long to get to this place

And soon we’ll be there face to face

 

I look out of the plane window to the ground down below

Knowing I’ll be there soon ringing your door

This past year’s been so rough, now I have you here

We’ll embrace all that we hold so dear

 

The time is coming soon

We’ll be locking ourselves in your room

 

You’ll be waiting for me

On that London train

Oh my dear, I’ll be near

This won’t be in vain

You’ll be waiting for me

On that London train

Whatever may be, you’re still with me, still with me

I’ll be on that train

 

Remember what it was like when we first met

You said I was crazy, and I said you bet

I fell for your beauty, and for your dress

A year or two later we don’t feel less

 

Now I’m almost to your door

I won’t want to leave you anymore

 

You’ll be waiting for me

On that London train

Oh my dear, I’ll be near

This won’t be in vain

You’ll be waiting for me

On that London train

Whatever may be, you’re still with me, still with me

I’ll be on that train

 

The time is near for us to be alone

Remember the last time we talked on the phone

You said you loved me and wanted me there

We’ll be together no matter who cares

 

We’re different, so they all say

We wouldn’t change it anyway

 

You’ll be waiting for me

On that London train

Oh my dear, I’ll be near

This won’t be in vain

You’ll be waiting for me

On that London train

Whatever may be, you’re still with me, still with me

I’ll be on that train

HOLDING HANDS ALONE

By Meredith Newton

 

It was Christmas Eve

I was all alone, a bottle of gin as my friend

I thought of the life I’d lost

And the one I’d found

I’m not welcome in the first because of the other

Just looking for a home

 

My best friend turned her back on me

She said God didn’t make me this way

She said I can be cured

She said don’t see her

She used to be a source of strength, but not anymore

 

The only friends who understand me

Live so far away

And I can’t even call them on the phone

No money, no job, no way to get by

Can’t even dress to go to the corner store

 

Brandi Rose is a good friend of mine

She was hurt by someone she once thought she loved

She’s doing fine now with some way to go

They think her ex is a hero

For defending George Bush’s lies

Brandi is just like me

 

Since when did Heaven ever want us

We’re holding hands alone

I don’t want to wear these clothes anymore

How much longer until I change this body I’m in

 

I’m sorry if I hurt anyone

I wasn’t trying to lie to you

But would you ever understand

Would this make sense to you

 

Since when did Heaven ever want us

We’re holding hands alone

I don’t want to wear these clothes anymore

How much longer until I change this body I’m in