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INSPIRATIONAL STORIES: "The trouble tree" (coping with problems)

The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. 199 more words


Why is it so Hard when your Dog Passes?

Why is it so hard?

Why does it hurt so much?

Why do so many of us animal lovers feel so much pain when we lose a dog? 1,684 more words

Pet Loss

"I'm ready to die." "No, I'm not. "

I don’t think any amount of medication can stop these intrusive thoughts entirely. I can be in a great mood, and have a great day, and still, I can’t count the number of times a quiet voice in my mind says “I’m ready to die.” 145 more words

Psychological Evaluation

Last week, I would’ve had my ten year Aspieversary/autiversary or the anniversary of my autism diagnosis. I did realize this and even started writing a blog post about it, but it didn’t feel right to celebrate an anniversary of something that no longer is. 938 more words



The tangerines were going bad. Paul knew this. He could see it. Between the yellow bananas and the big red apples were the little oranges, which weren’t oranges and which weren’t orange, completely. 210 more words

Short Shorts

Road Movie: Chapter 10

The morning after coming back from the hospital was not much better. Instead of going to work, by company policy, Dakota was required to go to therapy. 1,232 more words

Story Series

We live our lives like we’re ready to die

A rare double post today, well I wanted to write this yesterday but things got in the way and to be completely honest I couldn’t be fucked, not only was I lethargic but the subject matter needed a bit more time to stew in this trashcan I call a brain. 446 more words