Survive the Holidays

Sorry to be a Debbie Downer on Christmas Eve when everyone just wants to party and have a good time, but I hope everyone can spare a thought for those who may be alone. I've spent more than one Christmas Eve alone (and other holidays, but we'll skip that for now) and let me tell … Continue reading Survive the Holidays

I’m Not One of You (I Hope)

Who are you people, and how did you get control of this planet? I suppose I'm depressed. If you suffer from it, you know that no amount of jokes or friendly ribbing is going to tease you out of it. Oh sure, you can put up the smile the way you put up Christmas lights … Continue reading I’m Not One of You (I Hope)

Misdiagnosis?

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” ― William Gibson If you've never read any of Gibson's books, you're missing out. He's a brilliant writer. “And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with … Continue reading Misdiagnosis?

Solace by the Sea

Lacking gainful employment and needing to take my mind off recent events, I drove out to the coast Thursday, or as I'm calling it, "The Day After". I often flee to the sea when I'm upset. This is another one of those things that I feel deeply but am not sure I can articulate without … Continue reading Solace by the Sea

An Obol for Charon

(Before anyone freaks out, I'm not planning to stick a gun barrel in my mouth and eat a bullet.) Thanksgiving is officially over. We did the big dinner at my house today due to conflicting work schedules, but at last that little bit of mania is behind me. I find myself wishing that was an … Continue reading An Obol for Charon