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Acknowledgements & Declarations, On Depression and Living, Post #1

December 1

Dear Leslie,

I long ago realized that I would spend my life sporadically courting depression. While hopefully most of my life will be spent engaged in meaningful, stimulating or relaxing activities full of compassion, mirth, and learning, I realized at a young age there would also be quick midnight kisses with inexplicable melancholy, and sometimes month-long or years-long spells beneath weighty blankets. 1,354 more words

A Stunning Side Table For An Industrial-Chic Aesthetic

In the realm of home décor goals, marble shares the role of commander in chief with indoor swings and a remote-controlled fireplace. And as these side tables prove, marble always looks best when used minimally. 38 more words


Trust and Soar....

Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength, They will soar high on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary… They will walk and not faint.     176 more words

Thankful & Grateful

Hi All,

I know it has been far too long. I can’t BELIEVE it’s already December. It’s been just over a month since my last post and I feel like I just wrote it. 144 more words


Ted Cruz buys his rubbers from a vending machine and other fun things the GOP said today

Hello! Welcome to what should really be a regular installment here at Grist, Shit Republicans Running For President Say. Today, we have a double feature for you: Ted “I Swear I’m Not Canadian” Cruz and Carly “The Only Thing I’ve Ever Run Is A Business Into the Ground” Fiorina. 682 more words


The Phases of Life

It seems like the older I get, there’s a new phase in life to discover. I feel like the childhood years were ones of innocence. I didn’t know enough about what was really going in the world to have much worry or concern. 341 more words