The other day I was thinking that a year ago I had a lot of things going on. I started out house sitting for a friend at an amazing beachside location, but ended up getting the flu that eventually turned into pneumonia. It took about three months to feel normal again. In the meantime, I … Continue reading A Year in Review – Sickness, Death, Grief, & Being Alone
It’s been quite some time since I’ve written. So many ups and downs and a considerable amount of losses have kept me from being myself and distracted me from my writing passion. My current plan is to attempt to blog as much as I possibly can in memoir style about my adult life, as opposed … Continue reading A Long Time Coming
I’ve been going through a lot of emotional bullshit lately. Even though it’s been final for eight months, divorce is like dealing with death. It’s a series of grief processes. I’m up one minute, down the next. I try to keep telling myself this is good, everything will be okay, but then I sober up … Continue reading What Divorce Can Do To a Woman
The other day I saw a familiar face in the local obituaries. It was someone I hadn't seen in about 18 or so years that I had briefly dated (I'll call him "Fred"). Fred was only 39, and when I learned that he'd committed suicide, my heart ached for his loved ones and for Fred's … Continue reading Lost in Depression
The news of Whitney Houston’s death tonight was very sad for many of us, especially those of us that grew up listening to her music. I was in junior high school the first time I heard Whitney Houston. She was new to the pop music industry and probably the only popular singer at the time … Continue reading Remembering Whitney Houston as a Teen
I read Marcus's father’s obit in the paper today. I can’t believe that miserable son of a bitch lived as long as he did. He had cancer at one time but beat it. This is a man that – I hate to say it – deserved everything that happened to him. He was very abusive … Continue reading Obituary Comment – I’m Glad You’re Dead?
By accident, I discovered a news story today about the Earthquake in Haiti. I am not one to turn on the television or read about world news, so this was surprising to me. This one was bound to grab my attention no matter what. It is an extreme story that no doubt will effect many … Continue reading With Loss Comes Gain – A Commentary on Haiti’s Earthquake