Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comTW/CW: Depression, Suicide. Starting with this link:  Suicide Crisis Hotlines and with the statement that, if you find yourself staring into the abyss, know that you are not alone. There are people out there who care and will help. Now, for the rest of it... Death is no stranger to me.... Continue Reading →

Advertisements

Remembering The Forgotten

CW: PTSD, Suicide A neighbor gave me a gift of a dozen ripe peaches today.  As I stood pondering what to do with them, a memory came back to me, unbidden, of the last conversation I had with my friend, Mike.  He'd just returned home from a tour of duty in the Persian Gulf and... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays

There is a certain damp chill to the air today and the trees rattle their leaves like some many loose bones in the breeze.  The afternoon threatens those who would wander outside with the threat of skin-scouring mists and bone-numbing drizzle.  Crows are roosting in the snug safety of nearby branches, their silhouettes creating dark... Continue Reading →

Rethinking The Label of Solitary

297 days. That's how long it's been since my feet had trod the trail that's been referred elsewhere in this blog as the Temple of Mud, Sweat, and Blood. Three seasons have come and gone without so much as a single footfall.  Physical incapacity has kept me away from this moving meditation for months; fear... Continue Reading →

Online Shrine Update

Just a quick update to say that the memorial shrine previously linked on this blog has ceased to be.  The website that hosted the shrine has closed down after an eight year run, to the disappointment of many.  Since I haven't been able to find a good replacement, I'm creating a memorial shrine on this... Continue Reading →

Fan Mail

My last post generated a bit of hate mail, most of which has been laughable.  By far the most entertaining was the note that accused me of being a "wicked witch" who uses my "friends on the other side" to corrupt "poor unfortunate souls."  As much as I'd like to reply to that correspondence, I'm... Continue Reading →

Sunset Blues

The birds sing their farewells to the sun as it slowly sinks below the ridge tops.  Shadows begin to muster for their nightly gathering as the frogs warm up to voice their hymns to the night.  Darkness is held momentarily at bay as the last golden rays float lazily across the valleys.  An ever-cooling breeze... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑