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November 27, 2017
Am I Stronger?

As I often do, I told a new acquaintance about my mental breakdown.  I don’t do this with everyone – only with people who I think may make a good friend, or who seem to “need it”, or maybe I tell because I want to excuse my erratic behavior.  This woman asked me if I […]

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November 20, 2017
A Fowl Story for Thanksgiving

“Hey!  5-1-3, where we goin’?” 5-1-4 asked even though he knew his cage mate slept through the excitement.  He wiggled his tail feathers trying to get 5-1-5’s beak out of his ass.  Craning his tiny neck, he watched the scenery change from farmland to forest to tall concrete structures.  Giving up on enlightenment, 5-1-4 tucked […]

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November 13, 2017
Remember the Cancer Diagnosis

The Elevator Ride Tucking myself into the back corner of the extra large service elevator, I collapsed into a ball much like a pill bug exposed to the light.  The industrial padding protecting the walls scratched into my back, the soft sound of Bach irritated more than comforted.  An elevator at 4:30 in the morning […]

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November 6, 2017
Suicide from the Inside

This will be the hardest piece I’ve ever written -- it is the piece I never wanted to write.  It is the piece I’m scared will destroy me.  But, it must be written as it is important and in some ways, eating me alive.  I am not a therapist.  I have no statistical studies for […]

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    In April 2012 I had a mental breakdown. The real thing. I have about 36 hours that I don’t remember....

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  • All of my novels, at least so far, have an element of mental illness within a character.  Decide to Hope is the most autobiographical in that I struggle in many ways exactly as the female protagonist. 
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