On Ask Polly: I Have Absolutely No Idea What I Need to Be Happy

When you hold your head up above the water, the weight of it drives your body down so you have to doggy-paddle harder to keep your head up. Which exhausts you.

For most people (some are sinkers, sorry to say), when you put your head in the water you all of a sudden become buoyant; are floating.

Monty Johnston

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm 1

On Ask Polly: I Thought My Mother-in-Law Was Going to Kill Me at My Wedding

Survivor's guilt.

But I'm only half kidding. It's about getting close to someone; that coming from those good old dysfunctional families, even if the two of you really do want to get close, about all you can think of is the mother-in-law with the gun. No one wants to look directly at the fact that part of you doesn't want to do what the other part of you wants to do, which is intimacy. Good luck.

Monty Johnston

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm 0

On Crosseyed Bear Sucks Thumb

No, no, but the old joke is, "Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear."

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I Am So Jealous Of This Other Girl!

Greener and Greener -


Try this - As you feel the jealousy acting on you, just watch her and yourself and the situation. Just watch.

Monty Johnston

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm 0

On I'm Gonna Take A Pass On Russell Brand's Bloody Revolution

Note: If Democrats had been turning out to vote in anything approaching full numbers we would not be in our present fix. Obama as well as the rest of us would be noticeably further left.

That is, voting results in power. Obama got his second term because he got out the vote. Democrats definitely did not get out the vote in 2010 and I don't have to tell you the rest.

Revolution schmevolution. Get out the vote.

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm 2

On I'm Nobody: Eve Sedgwick After Death

I'll check her out more. This even though I have no idea why she made her writing, at least what you quote here, so nearly impenetrable. What's the deal? What could possibly be the deal?

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm 0