Moving On


It's now been four months since I lost my husband to depression. Losing a loved one is never easy, but I think even more so when it's a beloved spouse. At times it can be soul-crushing. There are days my heart aches and I struggle to breath. Yet, despite that, there are also days I... Continue Reading →

How I Grieve


Everyone has opinions on just about everything, including how a person should grieve. Apparently, according to some people, I'm not grieving right. Clearly I must not have loved my husband because I'm not completely broken and despondant. I'm not running out and joining grief counseling groups or private counseling sessions. I tell these people that... Continue Reading →

Surrealism


On January 31, 2016 my husband lost his long battle with depression. I've spent a lot of time talking to many people about what happened. One thing that strikes me in all this is how completely surreal it all feels. The fact that I went from being happily married to a widow in far less... Continue Reading →

Why I Write


I write for many reasons, just as I have, and do, read for many reasons. The main reason, however, is an escape from reality. Now I am, for the most part, a very optimistic person. I see the bright side of most situations. However, I have always been surrounded by sadness in one form or... Continue Reading →

The Deepening Divide


It breaks my heart to see how divided people in the US are becoming over issues of race, gender, sexuality and other such topics. I was born and grew up in the 1970s and 80s. I saw a lot of progress being made towards people seeing each other as human beings. Looking at the individual... Continue Reading →

Dragon Age Obsession


I discovered Dragon Age a bit late. Six years late as a matter-of-fact. It all began with Electronic Arts offering Dragon Age: Origins for free last November. I downloaded it to take advantage of the offer, but didn't really think much about it. I was enjoying the newest World of Warcraft expansion and also still... Continue Reading →

A Solution for Bullying


Bullying and what to do about it has been a hot topic for awhile now. There are lots of anti-bullying campaigns, trying to educate kids and parents about why it's wrong to be a bully. I think in some cases we are getting a little extreme on the anti-bullying front, where in some cases a... Continue Reading →

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