May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Almost twenty  years ago I lost my second oldest brother, Ronald, to death by suicide. I adored him. Still do. He was the kind of person, as my little sister once said, who would get you a candy bar in the middle of the night, if that's what you wanted. During this time, I've had … Continue reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Haikubes – April 6th, 2020

Theme and Direction: Tirade about . . . my childhood. Hmmm. The word tirade isn't accurate, but the Haikubes were tossed and thus: Screams -- fist tears, blood smears. Vodka burns my eyes . . . but I Wasn't the target?

A Study in Fear

One of Shirley Jackson’s most famous quotes is, “I delight in what I fear.” Most people view fear as an undesirable feeling. After all, fear produces a rush of adrenaline and a rise in another hormone, epinephrine, which prepares the body for battle, (escape mode, or freezing in place) and increases muscle strength, blood pressure, … Continue reading A Study in Fear

Desperately Seeking Answers, Part 2

Racism, Historical/Cultural Trauma, and PTSD Another long post. So, relax. No, that's a typo. Don't relax. Get a notebook, take notes, and prepare to work for change. There’s an adorable and funny scene in the CGI movie, Incredibles, where the main character, Bob (an undercover superhero with superhuman powers) is being watched by a normal, … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Answers, Part 2