Personal Stories

Are you scared?

Are you scared?

Are you scared? I am. And I don’t care who knows it. I’m not scared of the fact that our President is a Republican. Hell, I’m not even entirely sure that is what he is. I’m scared that our President is mentally unstable. I am scared that he is already taking steps...

Politics and drinking

When Sunday’s presidential debate was close to ending, a friend sent me a text message. It read: “Serious question: Does watching these debates make you want a drink?” I didn’t respond right away because, as I told my friend when I eventually replied, her question...
The Power of Stand by Me NC

The Power of Stand by Me NC

Mental illness is a family disease. It’s a crushing weight, a constant battle of distorted perceptions of need and the consequences of ineffective treatment systems, of fighting ridiculous policies. But the unrelenting stigma — “we didn’t want to...
Life Matters

Life Matters

Life matters. Subject: Life Verb: Matters Whenever I see characters on TV or in movies submerged under water, I instinctively hold my breath for the majority of the scene (which may explain why i blacked out when trying to watch SpongeBob). I won’t realize...
Cloud of Witnesses

Cloud of Witnesses

I’ve always been too self-centered to have a scholarly, balanced view of history. Maybe I’m not alone, but my mind tends to break historical events down into three eras: things that happened in my lifetime, things that happened before I was born but of which there...
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