What was the best compliment you’ve received? My wife and I were out during the day – just the two of us, a little ways from home. Far enough to recognize the squirrels looking different. Shifty. Secretive. Near Ann Arbor, those squirrel bastards do a great job convincing us they’re up to no good. Spitting… Continue reading
Depression: Reflection in Slow Time
I climb mountains in my mind Higher than any visible range on the planet. I climb these mountains all day and night, often just high enough to peek over the tops of them, and often for only as long as someone else can stand to look in my direction. I’m not writing these words so… Continue reading
Writing Through Depression: Yesterday We Lived Forever
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning. – Carl Sandburg It is not easy to write about depression. From the perspective of the sufferer – in this case myself – there are several reasons to avoid doing so. First of all, on days… Continue reading
Here We Go Again: I’m not okay right now. I know I will be, but I don’t know when.
It isn’t typically very easy for a depressed person to explain said depression. This, I believe, is one reason the illness continues to be so misunderstood. Certainly, the sadness involved in learning about depressing things keeps a good bulk of people away from the subject entirely. Why wouldn’t one avoid this if they had the… Continue reading
Conversation Piece: Focus on the Good
There are times I wonder if I’m neglecting this site. I will freely admit to a slight pattern of dilly-dally… really with all things on earth, if I’m… Continue reading
I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. — William Wordsworth How alone do you feel on the island you live? How often do… Continue reading
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