Looking back on it all day after day

How many of you check your Facebook “On This Day” feature on a regular or even daily basis? I know I do. Sometimes there’s a fun memory. Mostly it’s mildly interesting to see what I was up to in years past. But occasionally I’m faced with a dive back into the bad old days. The bad […]

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Super Blood Moon Eclipse (Photos)

Here are some pictures I was able to take last night of the Super Blood Moon eclipse. They aren’t all great and you can find some excellent hi-res photos elsewhere I’m sure, but this was my first real go at lunar photography, and I think I did OK. The darker and redder the moon got […]

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Being open with my mental health struggle is definitely worth it

  I just wanted to share a quick update with everyone to follow up on the letter I wrote about in my last post. Today I received a card in the mail from someone who lives in my town and saw my letter in the paper. She has a friend who is struggling with anxiety and […]

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Why I think of Valentine’s Day everyday

I’m posting this today because I have company coming to town this weekend and I may not get around to the blog much in the next few days. On February 14, 1991,  I was wheeled into an operating room at Syracuse’s University Hospital for open heart surgery (my parents have a twisted sense of irony, […]

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Blogging on World Mental Health Day, looking back and looking forward.

When I first started this blog I wrote that one of the reasons that I wanted to be open about my depression, anxiety and alcoholism was to share my experience in a way that others who may be facing similar struggles may be able to relate to, learn from and get help for themselves. In […]

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A milestone even I missed

Sunday was my 150th day sober. Didn’t realize it until today and I was thinking “it must be getting close.” Thank you family and friends for your support- I really could not do it without you. (There may or may not be some happy tears)

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A brief follow-up to yesterday’s depression post, aka Thank You!

I’m very moved by the responses I’ve received, so thank you. I don’t want to misappropriate a term that’s important to a lot of people, but since I struggle to find an alternative, it’s like coming out of the closet in some ways. This is who I am. Many people didn’t know this about me. […]

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