Tag Archives: depression

When Your World Tilts on Its Axis

I didn’t think Donald Trump could win. I was wrong. I held my view for two reasons. First, I didn’t believe the country would elect someone with such apparently extreme viewpoints. I was wrong     Second, the pollsters said … Continue reading

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This is My Life Now

Do any of these lamentations fit? I used to be married or had a relationship. I used to have a job I liked. I used to have more money. I used to have lunch with mom every Sunday but she … Continue reading

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Unplugging

Unplugging had a strange effect on me. Before I left for my favorite B&B on the shore of Lake Michigan, I left greetings on my business and personal cell phones that I would not be returning calls for a week. … Continue reading

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Our Collections

I write, play the violin, make soup, dance.  I have a wine I like, some porcelain statues, a bunch of neckties, two cats.  I could go on. These are all shards of the mosaic called “ME.” Some people collect stuff, … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Dreams

Just holding the damn violin correctly is a bitch. Other instruments that I have attempted to learn were nothing like this; the ukulele, pick it up and strum. Even the piano is easier though there are a lot more strings … Continue reading

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How does cooking lead to neuroscience?

I was making stew. I substitute turkey breast for beef to make it more heart healthy. I reduce the rosemary called for by the recipe. I like the smell of pine; the taste not so much. I compensate by adding … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Damn Breaker?

Sometimes I get stuck. I can’t seem to move forward with a goal or even several goals. I think about them in round robin fashion: Well, I want to submit more short stories to publishers, but I want to paint … Continue reading

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How Shall I Bear So Much Happiness!

In Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice, the eldest sister of the Bennet family, Jane, has only just become betrothed to Mr. Bingley, the man she has been in love with since first meeting him. Jane’s family, while having some financial … Continue reading

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Vampires and Zombies and Plasmodia – Eeuw!

Halloween has slithered by and National Geographic gave us an article in its November, 2014 issue that is creepier than finding a worm in your gummy worms.  “Real Zombies” provides a look into the world of organisms that inhabit other … Continue reading

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You Are Here

Stephen Crane, a nineteenth century novelist and poet wrote: A man said to the universe  “Sir, I exist.” “However,” replied the universe “The fact has not created in me “A sense of obligation.” When I was a teenager, I thought … Continue reading

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