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Solstice and Fathers

Today we celebrate fathers and the Mother of all. Continue reading

No. Just No.

The muse is no more. What on earth will I write about? Continue reading

Core Pain and Cats Who Heal

I still have shingles. The cats have stuck close to provide their therapeutic best. You do know cats are natural healers, right? They purr at frequencies known to heal their own and each other’s bones, skin and soft tissue. They soothe and heal themselves by purring after stressful experiences. They can do the same for … Continue reading

No Sex This Week. Sorry.

What do you mean, “no sex?????” Continue reading

What Compels Me to Write Sonnets

Writing has become a much better therapist than any of the others I’ve worked with. Continue reading

Thanks, I Needed That.

When I asked for your good wishes on my birthday, I had no idea how important those positive messages would be for me. Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy birthday to me! I am 50+ years young. It’s not that I’m ashamed of my age, but I probably shouldn’t give away my DOB here. I’m actually proud how long I’ve lasted; a lot of chronically depressed people don’t make it this far. This is the first birthday I can recall not being depressed. … Continue reading

Grieving

Last Monday two people were struck and killed by a train here in town as they walked down the tracks. According to surveillance video, neither attempted to move out of the way despite the train’s repeated warning signals. Those two have been on my mind all week, so I decided to write about them. This … Continue reading

Love and Let Down

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for that annual façade of endearment known as Valentines Day. Continue reading

Woah, We’re Halfway There

Last week I passed the halfway point in my NeuroStar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment, so I thought I’d give you an update. I’ve noticed improvement in how I feel, my energy level, and my ability to focus. For example, before I began treatment, I’d make sure I did all my pet chores (feed, walk … Continue reading

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