Category Archives: No I’m not trying to depress you

A Memorial Reminder

The following is part of a post that I wrote on Memorial Day 2010. I’ve re-posted it each year since then, because each year I see signs which indicate that it bears repeating.  And sadly, each year since, more men and women have lost their lives in the service of our country.  I post it…

Why, hello knife. Meet heart…

I’m having one of those days. (Okay, so I’ve been having a string of “those days”…) Y’know – when you’re alternately pissed off or brought near tears by any random thought or comment, for no discernible reason.  When all of your faults play themselves out on a loop in your head.  Where for the life…

Soundtrack for a Mini-Meltdown

Okay, okay – I know it’s Friday, and I normally have a fiver for you.  I apologize, but something infinitely more pressing has just come up to which I must attend: I’ve decided to have a Mini-Meltdown today. You know, the kind where you drink eight cups of coffee, forget to eat breakfast and then…

I have no business writing this. But I did it anyway.

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”  – Dalai Lama Y’know, sometimes the calendar is a real pain in the ass. Because when you’ve lived long enough…there are inevitably dates that trigger memories and feelings, and dude – you may not WANT to have those feelings on that particular day this year, know what…

It’s not about service. It’s about death.

Memorial Day. I have a hard time with this Holiday.  Well, to be more specific – I have a hard time with the way the Holiday is “celebrated” these days. Is it me, or for many people, has Memorial Day just become the signal to the start of Summer…a day off work which creates a…