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Wherein the Author Confronts Depression

11:59 December 31, 2006. I am pleasantly pickled, among friends, counting down the end of the year. There are hugs and kisses. So much laughter. I am as drunk on laughter as I am on champagne. 1,653 more words

Travel

Words Fail Me - How to write when you can't

From 2010 to February 2015, I wrote as if possessed. Every spare moment was writing. When I wasn’t writing, I was thinking about writing. Even reading became difficult because inevitably I would stumble across a sentence, theme, or plot twist that would inspire me and catapult me back to the laptop. 2,046 more words

On Scribbling

Hang Onto Me

Take a good look at the woman in the picture above. She looks happy, doesn’t she? I mean, who wouldn’t be happy in their own private pool, in the sun, with the person they love most in the world, in a tropical paradise? 1,219 more words

Travel

Worse Than Death

Anniversary season has begun. “This time last year…”

But that is not why I’m writing this. Well, it is and it is not why I am writing this. 2,693 more words

Health And Wellness

Sins of the Grandfather

My Grandmother, on my mother’s side, lived with me for all of my childhood and to this day I do not know my grandfather’s name. While organizing some of the boxes I kept from my Dad’s place, I came across this photo of “Gram” on her wedding day. 2,065 more words

Women's Issues

Panic in the Control Room

February 2, 2016

Today I’m writing from the base of Mount Shasta, in California, in the world’s most comfortable chair, looking out over a trout pond ringed by patches of snow and sturdy pines. 1,472 more words

Travel

Bounce Bounce Bounce

At a tennis lesson two weeks ago, the coach gave us a little talk about the importance of positive self talk while on the court. Even the best in the world are not immune to those moments when flubbing an easy shot sparks a spiral of verbal negativity. 258 more words

Health And Wellness