Tag Archives: Depression

Green Tomatoes

The last of my summer tomatoes had a stubborn streak. They were staying green. I brought them into the house recently. Maybe I didn’t want the critters to get to them. Maybe I figured I could have them ripen on … Continue reading

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We called him Dr. Julius, he was our family physician for life. He delivered my mother’s six babies, watched us grow, made house calls. He attended every family celebration, baptisms to weddings. He also authorized ECT treatments, saw Mom through severe depression … Continue reading

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The Boys Club

The birth of my brother saved my mother’s life. There is no other way to see it. He was the first son. There were already 3 daughters, the baby girl named after my father, just in case there was never … Continue reading

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The Walker’s Brain

This illustration is fascinating to myself and anyone who has suffered with any form of depression. I did not reference the source article, since I did not agree with all of its claims; namely that a 20 minute walk might … Continue reading

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It is the first art print I ever purchased. You can’t really count the psychedelic black light posters that decorated my dorm room. This one graced the walls of our newlywed apartment. The bedding was blue, so it made sense … Continue reading

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A Box of Darkness

Did you ever wonder how your life would have turned out if you had not been” gifted” with a troubled childhood ? I have probably given this more thought than it deserves. Photography has helped. There is visible evidence of … Continue reading

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An Unquiet Mind

I was sold on the title alone. The unquiet mind is just about the best description yet of what it is like to live with Bipolar Disorder. “I compare myself with my former self, not with others. Not only that, … Continue reading

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The Steamer Trunk

After the death of my father, there was very little from my childhood home that I really wanted. The piano I grew up with had already been given away to a small neighborhood church that my grandparents had supported. But … Continue reading

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A brilliantly simple idea for an emergency torch; make a wick out of paper toweling, insert into a hole pierced into the top of a tuna can (packed in oil) and it will burn for 2-3 hours, leaving edible tuna … Continue reading

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A Reason. A Season. Or a Lifetime.

There is a lovely poem, author unknown, that has been around for quite a while. The poem alludes to the fact that every person who comes into our life is there for one of these three purposes. The season and … Continue reading

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