Memo To The Reader

Memo From:

I. Fash Yeken, Ph.D.
NC Delusional Disorders Clinic
1 Je Suis Prest Road
Fraser’s Ridge, North Carolina

To Whom It May Concern:

I wish to inform you that the creator of this website, Beth Pittman, has been evaluated by me and diagnosed with what I can only call a delusional obsession with a series of books written by someone she refers to as “Herself” and a show called Outlander. Upon my first meeting with her, “Sassenach”, as she calls herself, indicated to me that she had fallen through time. She also wildly claimed to have deep emotional and personal ties to some people from the 18th century called Jamie & Claire Fraser along with their family, friends, enemies and even their animals. She calls this Jamie person “The King of Men” and has spoken of something called “Droughtlander” which I can only assume is a terrible state of being as she thrashes wildly about when the word is mentioned. It is quite disturbing to watch and I fear she will only spiral further into this delusion unless something is done. When I suggested she read other books or watch other shows, she gave me the most searing glare and started to mumble about hearing drums in the fall as well as seeing a cross on fire. She states these symptoms are caused by what she refers to as echo in the bone disease. I have never heard or read of such a thing. Whatever it is also seems to cause her to want to breathe snow and ashes and, most terrifying to me, she says she must write it all down in her own heart’s blood. I believe she has reached a particularly irreversible and incurable stage of the disease and I have decided to discontinue treatment for my own safety and sanity.
In summary, please read this blog with extreme care, keeping in mind the delusional state of Mrs. Pittman, pardon me, of “Sassenach”. From a clinical standpoint, I believe this incurable condition may be transferable to others who are susceptible to such myths and fairy tales, books and shows. In fact, I have spoken with other professionals who are seeing the same symptoms spreading to other individuals and groups around the world. This appears to be happening particularly in North Carolina, where this echo in the bone disease originated and is where the patient lives. I am dreadfully concerned this could signal the beginning of an epidemic and I have no idea what this means or what the consequences of this delusional obsession will mean to Mrs. Sassenach, excuse me, Mrs. Pittman, or, for that matter, to the entire world moving forward. Proceed, therefore, with extraordinary vigilence as to your own welfare. In fact, Sassenach’s last words to me were “Sláinte” which I believe may have been a curse as I fear I may have contracted the disease and am now feeling quite odd.  What is that insane buzzing noise?
I. Fash Yeken, Ph.D.
James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser


  • Reply Linda August 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Sounds delightful! Please count me in for your North Carolina trip.

    • Reply Beth Pittman August 11, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Linda! Glad to have you come along!

  • Reply Cheryl Allred Turner August 11, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Beth, thank you for adding to the fun! Delusional or not I am hooked and have been since I read the first book written by “Herself”

    • Reply Beth Pittman August 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Cheryl. I think we need to start having group meetings to discuss our addiction issues!

  • Reply Brenda Gibson August 11, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    This is most amazing!! I’m so happy to on this journey with you!!

  • Reply Margaret Arlen August 11, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I laughed ALLthe way through… your blog, and share your addiction ???? I feel at once, incredible excitement as Season 3 approaches and anxiety that I won’t be able to bear the pain (first few episodes)
    This story has completely consumed me.

    • Reply Beth Pittman August 11, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Margaret, thank you so much! It’s so good to know that there are others like me (heavens!) out there! I am very anxious for Season 3 and can’t wait for the Printshop episode!

  • Reply Lynda August 12, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Great idea!

  • Reply Tracy August 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Great blog Beth, pardon me, “Sassanach”! I love your diagnosis – verra clever!! Looking forward to following you and learning about NC through your Outlander Obessed Eyes.
    Tracy – Glenmore Park, New South Wales AUSTRALIA ????????

    • Reply Beth Pittman August 12, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you, Tracy! Or do you insist on being called Sassenach too? Thank you so much for your kind comments!

  • Reply Melissa Royer August 13, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Love this!!!!!

    (can I have the number to your doctor)

    • Reply Beth Pittman August 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      LOL!!!! I would share it with you, Melissa, but shortly after he wrote that diagnosis, he went through the stones. I’m assuming he is now somewhere in the 18th century! Thanks for visiting my site!

  • Reply Lesley Broat August 18, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Just read the blog. You are a true Outlander! NC is an amazing state. I’ve been to Asheville and Greenville and drove through Raleigh/Durham. I am from Central/Southern New York so am really, really fond of hills and mountains. Keep Blogging, you’re a natural!

    • Reply Beth Pittman August 18, 2017 at 11:10 am

      Lesley, thank you so much for your kind words. You must come back to NC sometime! It is an amazing state!

  • Reply Elena August 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Love the “medical disclosure”!
    Can you please recommend a good real estate agent. I’m in a desperate search of a good place on the Fraser’s Ridge. Money’s no object, for I’m willing to use what ever savings I will have left after I pay the Craigh Na Dun Travelers Society.
    Jersey Sassenach.

    • Reply Beth Pittman August 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      LOL!!!!! That is too funny, Elena (excuse me, Jersey Sassenach)!!! Love it and thank you for commenting!

  • Reply Tom Cox September 5, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Thank you thank you for starting this site! I love it. BTW- everybody, please remember Claire’s poignant plea to Jamie: “Take me home,” – by which she means North Carolina! I’ve always wondered how Herself came to fall in love with our beautiful mountains. –Tom (born in S.C., emigrated to NC about 48 years ago.)

    • Reply Beth Pittman September 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you for visiting and commenting, Tom! That’s a good question and it may be that the history was what led Diana to NC and to the beautiful Blue Ridge. She doesn’t do anything by accident!

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