2003-07-29| 11:49 p.m.

No matter how many times I've said it, I thought it still hurt to hear someone else say "your mother is just nuts." I thought it hurt, then. I don't feel it now. I don't understand what makes family turn against family, ever. I don't understand punishing a kid for the mistakes you made in life.

I don't think I can feel sorry for you anymore. I don't think emotional turmoil is a part of being a blood relative. I don't think I owe you anything, anymore. You've more than made up for all the good things.