Tag Archives: Mental Health

Shrimp and Grits

“Racism probably had something to do with it, but I think the kid was crazy,” Kyndel Payne of Beaufort says. “I don’t think it has anything to do with the confederate flag.” And there it is. The way this issue … Continue reading

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Parenting the Depressed

They are the other victims;  the parents of Andreas Lubitz, the 27 year old Germanwings co-pilot who flew a plane into the French Alps, taking 149 lives with his own. As the investigation evolves, it shows depression and anxiety, multiple … Continue reading

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Lost in Barnes and Noble

  As a child, it was the library. A place of quiet, solitude and books, the kind you could smell as soon as you walked in. It was a place to do research, a place to dream, a place to … Continue reading

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Full Color to Sepia to Black /White. A Year in a Photo Album

It’s interesting to me how much family history and mood can be reflected in a simple photo. A picture really is “worth a thousand words”. Never was this more evident for me than 1978. It was a year of mental … Continue reading

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Open Tabs

“Warn me when I attempt to close multiple tabs.” It’s a friendly reminder at the top of your laptop screen. It’s a metaphor for those living with bipolar disorder. My earliest experience with the illness was at 6 yrs. of … Continue reading

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Hailing Frequency of a Klingon Vessel

The tendency to save vs. purge must be a genetic trait. In my husband’s family, the mantra was always to never discard anything. I mean, anything. It was fun to swap stories about the absurdity of the items that our … Continue reading

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Memories in the Key of D

I was just 9 yr old when music entered my life in the form of a restored walnut upright piano, made in the late 1800’s by Lindeman & Sons, NYC. photo from Lindeman catalog. 1900 It was a classic piece … Continue reading

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Summertime Blues

The summer of 2014 will be remembered as when the laughter died, quite a bit. Robin Williams and Joan Rivers were lost to such different circumstances. Joan was so alive, so active in her career; it is said her calendar … Continue reading

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Shelter In Place

This is not a picture of broccoli. This is the Google Earth view of the area in the Poconos where there is a concentrated manhunt for a cop-killer on the loose. He is 31 yr. old, lives with his parents, … Continue reading

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Chester County Farm

While living out West shortly after marriage, and feeling a bit homesick, I came across a copy of an Andrew Wyeth painting called “Chester County Farm” Most of his works are on display in Chadds Ford, PA , very near … Continue reading

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