Kevin Hines and Suicide

Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept. 24, 2000. He's become a brain/mental health advocate, memoirist, documentary filmmaker, and international speaker on the issue of mental health and suicide. I had a chance to sit down with Kevin Thursday when he spoke at SUNY Fredonia. I'll post audio of the presentation when … Continue reading Kevin Hines and Suicide

Minchin Monday and Puppy Love

The first week of school was every bit as glorious as I anticipated. Although I'm a sick, sick person and haven't taken advantage of my one hour of free post-bus time. I've just gotten ready with the girls and gone to work a half hour earlier than my usual hour early. Something's very, very wrong … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Puppy Love

Minchin Monday and Inner Peace

Good morning, lovelies! It's been a weird few days. I've been working with my doctor on treating my attentional/impulse control issues, which is tricky because I also need to manage pretty strong anxiety. While stimulant medications work well for the ADD, they have the potential to exacerbate the anxiety. I've been on many different ADD … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Inner Peace

Motherhood and Charles Manson

Even if I ever wanted to, there's no way that I could deny this child as my own. Just look at her. Noon in pajamas, with a chocolate almond milk mustache and eating broccoli for breakfast after lounging around literally all morning reading and watching TV. And that stamp on her forehead. It's just an … Continue reading Motherhood and Charles Manson