Category Archives: Coping

Deep Thoughts; Worldly Vulnerability

To my friend, Yes, I know so far 2017 or maybe more like the last decade, has been like a 24 hour rock polisher churning non-stop while stapled to your right temple. Amirite? As if the regular tests of our heart, … Continue reading

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I Know What You Did Last Summer; We’ll Speak No Evil

No, I don’t really know what you did last summer nor the summer before. Not even the summer I originally wrote this, but although circumstances changed for some of us, I know it still speaks to what someone is enduring today. We … Continue reading

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Yes, I am That Confident – Up Yours!

It was 3 years ago that I posted the Facebook rant that launched my blogging career. Sometimes when you feel a little lost and like you need to meet you again, the re-set button can be as easy as looking into your own … Continue reading

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With a Little Help From My Friends; Paul Curran “The Invisibles” Part 2

…Never again. Never will I trust a ‘professional’ with my life details; never will I seek help or ask for treatment… Continue reading

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With a Little Help From My Friends; Paul Curran “The Invisibles” Part 1

A harrowing trip to save one’s sanity along with body by the beloved blog-o-sphere cheering and writing champion, Paul Curran
Think you’ve heard of some tough years? Read on for a chronicle of unbelievable, stunning setbacks and lifesaving ennui… Continue reading

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Anchor-age, Not the Alaskan Kind

No matter what kind of curve ball life throws, even those 359 degree ones, there are two things that demand focus in any way they can get it – cookies and bacon.

Okay yes… Continue reading

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Monday Blues and Champagne

…And so I got a little bit drunk on a Monday afternoon…. It was just a little bit too much to deal with, all the bad news of the fall… It was just a little bit too much. No, I … Continue reading

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Faded Promises, Old Stories

He would say that, with a sweep of a hand, she would wipe away three hours of good conversation, all for nothing.  He would state that she was so weak that even the most simplistic encounters would send her into irrational world. … Continue reading

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Karma Knows Intentions… You Can Run, But…

They say Karma is a bitch and believe me, having met her face to face, I can tell you first-hand that yes, she is.   She recently decided to feed me a fresh batch of payback stew – with a pitchfork.  … Continue reading

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Hello Kettle, Black Pots Steam & Trumpet

Some pots are so blackened that they think they gleam only in the color of innocence, and are the only innocents that matter. Makes you just wanna smack ’em! Sorry, Karma, but there are those days, you know. From Wikipedia: … Continue reading

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