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

Bipolar Fronts and Thunder Grumbles

What's everyone's weather today? It was seventy (21c) and sunny on Wednesday. Yesterday it turned rainy, steel gray, and vibrantly, grumblingly moody.  It was perfect. Sixty-three (17) , that weird electric charge hanging heavy in the air, but without the sweaty weight of mid-summer humidity. Grass shock green against the black, wet soil where garden … Continue reading Bipolar Fronts and Thunder Grumbles