Category: Dish and That

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Posthumous Breach of Confidentiality is, what, Acceptable?

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I am grappling with a statement made in an article Rolling Stone Magazine wrote, “Robin Williams Early Stage Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Says.”

The quote from his wife is as follows:

“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” she wrote.

Please note: Robin Williams was NOT YET READY TO SHARE PUBLICLY. Forgive me, but I take umbrage with this statement. Even though he died, I fear she is saying that Robin’s right to privacy ends.

In life and in death, I believe that everyone is entitled to their privacy. If this information was not something that Robin didn’t want to share, why the fuck was it released?

Dealing with disease, health, personal issues, whatever, is task enough. Shouldn’t the individual have the right to share it, whatever “it” is on their terms and in their own way?

Though we’ll never know if this is something he planned to share, his choice to share or not was ripped from him. To me, that’s unconscionable.

On the other hand, has her statement brought more awareness to Parkinson’s disease? Will others suffering come forth or seek help and support? If so, that’s wonderful.

What do you think?

 

Yes, Yes, by Charles Bukowski

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when God created love he didn’t help most
when God created dogs He didn’t help dogs
when God created plants that was average
when God created hate we had a standard utility
when God created me He created me
when God created the monkey He was asleep
when He created the giraffe He was drunk
when He created narcotics He was high
and when He created suicide He was low

when He created you lying in bed
He knew what He was doing
He was drunk and He was high
and He created the mountains and the sea and fire at the same time

He made some mistakes
but when He created you lying in bed
He came all over His Blessed Universe.”
Charles Bukowski

Send Jalen Sands to Princeton Basketball Camp

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Please help send Jalen Sands go to Princeton Basketball Camp! This is a killer opportunity for an outstanding player with so much passion and drive. Right now, his mom is fundraising and they need another $500 to reach their goal. We have two weeks, that’s it. Any and all donations help. http://www.gofundme.com/8zcnng.

Here are some videos to watch Jalen play. Kid’s amazing!