Well, this is just a quick note, while I'm working on a larger posting.
I've been having a fairly tough month this month, (nightmares, poor coping behaviors, etc..) in dealing with my feelings about the ayres crap, and I wasn't sure why, and while I was replying to an email, I think I may have realized what set me off:
All of this news about Russia and Georgia have really brought back some of the tensions I remember having as a kid during the last part of the escalation of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. This was right at the time that I was being sent to ayres. I KNOW that at the time I was very worried about the world coming to an end. When the news about Russia/Georgia/NATO started breaking, The first thing I thought of was "Maybe we're going to nuke it out after all..." but since then I've hardly paid attention to the details, but I HAVE been VERY MUCH MORE pissed about ayres since then. I think September 11th may have been the triggering onset of the downfall for me for much the same reason.
Or maybe I'm just nutty.
Anyhow.. having a tough time with with the blog lately. I'm going to set comments to unmoderated for awhile, so you can just post away while I work on my next entry. Be civil please. When I get back to look at it, I'm going to just delete the stuff I don't like, without any warning or explanation. Possibly even posts that I DO like. Hopefully I won't offend anyone too much. Behave and you'll be fine.
EDIT: Please also see the NEW post below, it includes an email that I received from a former ayres patient.