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The unwanted advantage

Anything that draws us out of the mainstream is a good thing. The mainstream is a near-total state of identification with work, relationships, politics, religion, sex, dogs, cats, money, cars, boats, travel plans, dogs, money markets—even furniture! 36 more words

Keith Ashford


TW- Post openly discusses themes of suicidality and self-harm. Only read if you feel appropriately strong to manage your feelings about this.

For the benefit of my international followers- in England we say “a right bobby dazzler” when something has happened that is full-on, something worthy of drawing attention to, something overpowering and something almost amusing in it’s over the top epic shitness. 1,531 more words

Mental Health

19.8.17: Stars to Hold

This is the third post in my ‘Peace Poems’ series; be sure to click through to the Category to see the rest of the posts. 224 more words


When the Lights Go Out

It was Friday night, we’d gone out for dinner, and barely made it back into the garage before the downpour.

When the power went off, I was writing at my computer and my wife was reading an e-book on her tablet. 368 more words


One to read...Really! Life After by Katie Ganshert

I found one you should read.

Go pick up Life After by Katie Ganshert.

Library, hard copy, ebook, whatever.  It’s worth it.

Why? 366 more words

Book Reviews

CPTSD: Symptoms and Cures

In a meeting not too long ago, four of us gathered to discuss how CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) has affected our lives. 680 more words

Domestic Violence

Highs and Lows

The “patient nurse” I want to be is getting tested to my upper limits tonight. First, I am working nights with only four hours of sleep on board. 744 more words

Emergency Nursing