Archives for April, 2011

Coping

Angry. Again. About Suicide.

This morning, at 2:03 AM, I received a text from a friend that simply said, “Help Me.”

My girlfriend’s husband had made the decision to take his own life, for all practical purposes, in front of her, earlier in the evening.

For those followers who have read my earlier writing, you know my family has it’s own suicide story and those posts contain my feeble attempts at drawing a picture of what suicide does to...
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Bipolar

Let The Music Play

I was raised in a musical family. We weren’t the Van Trapps but my dad had his own band back in the 40s and 50s (think swing) and he instilled in us a love and appreciation for all melodies.

When I was little, I put on elaborate shows for anyone that would listen. I put out signs in the front yard and stuffed flyers into our neighbor’s mail climbed on top of our patio...
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