Category Archives: depression

My Goldilocks Paradox

Yesterday, Jeff, my big brother, took me to breakfast at Penny Ann’s Cafe. Waiting for my Eggs Benedict with home fries and toast, I snapped a selfie with Jeff. Jeff looked great. His smile was warm and natural. I, on … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, but No More Ugly

During the longest night of the year, December 21st, Winter Solstice, I wrote down my fears and pain. Then, I released them into the stars to float away. Tonight, I wrote to the Sheriff to explain why I was not … Continue reading

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My Navigation

This letter does not get me to my heart’s desire, like Captain Jack Sparrow’s compass. But, it is the least I can do. It is all I can do. I’m not a sailor.  I’m not a pirate. I’m a writer. … Continue reading

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4-Letter Words

We knew we were in trouble if mom said, “Oh! H-E-double. . .” But, she never finished it. At six, thinking I was smarter than my parents, I wrote 4-letter words on paper and delivered to my mother at the … Continue reading

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Norovirus = NoMoBHVirus

New Year.  New Virus. After celebrating the New Year on 1/1 at 1:00 at Szechwan Chinese Kitchen and imbibing additional spirits and bubbly at the Hooker House, everything seemed to be falling into place for 2016. Then, on Saturday, January … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty: Happy New Year

My dad tucked me into bed every single night. Somehow, definitely with a bit of magic, he moved his hands like the birds in Sleeping Beauty as he pulled up my blankets and patted them down around my shoulders and chin. … Continue reading

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Gus, Trust and Hu-Mom

Hu-Mom and I Learn about TRUST   Trust.   It’s a big word. With a Soul Sessions talk from Brene Brown, Hu-mom is learning about trust. Like me, she lost trust.   What is trust? In The Thin Book of … Continue reading

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