Me and My Shadow

I normally look on the bright bright side. That’s not to say that I have a sunny disposition – I don’t think anyone would view me that way. I’m too busy peeking around corners to see what’s coming and trying to prepare. But usually I am optimistic. It’s been harder in the last year. Part […]

Please think…A Letter About Suicide

NOTE:  I am re-posting this due to inquiries regarding a suicide letter to leave for children.* Dear Suffering Person: If you are committing suicide it is humane to leave a letter to your children, but the letter will not alleviate their pain.  It may provide your family with more insight into your own pain and […]

Thoughts When She Left…

All feelings are intensified exponentially when we have grandchildren.  We are lifted to unspeakable joy when good things happen to and for them.  We are dropped into an abyss of sorrow and pain when bad things occur.  …And all of the sensations in between?  The same: we experience them fully for ourselves, for our children […]

View from the Other Side

I’m an okay person.  After all, I put myself out there most of the time.  I can’t always say I do my best, but I’m not a  slacker. And I am truly tenacious and inventive about ways to connect with people.  I like to think of myself as “out there”. So I am a bit […]

Deep Thought Withdrawal

Okay, so I knew I was addicted. I have gone so far as limit myself to checking incoming online info to three times a day. (It was amazing how much time THAT freed up!) What an eye-opener! I didn’t know realize how different my life would be. This time, though, it isn’t a test and […]

I Can’t Protect You

Dear Son, When the light goes off and my head rests on my pillow, I pray for the health and safety of my children and grandchildren. If I am wakeful I say each name.  For now you are on the top of my list every night.  As always, I want to protect you. But I […]