"This time it will be different" was what I told myself about depression for over 40 years. I support free speech and the right to congregate and express grievances. Being a Baby Boomer, I have marched and chanted “make love, not war.” I know firsthand the injustices citizens can be subjected to by police and others in authority. On a day set aside to honor our saying … [Read more...] about 4th of July in a “This Time It Will be Different” Country
Non-essential businesses are closing. The mall attached to where I work is closed. It is an eerie sight. With gates down, access is limited to the occasional security guard making the rounds. And at first, there were custodians cleaning the floors and seating surfaces. At another local mall, Chick-Fil-A has a tent set up near a mall entrance door. They are doing … [Read more...] about I Don’t want to be Closed Off
Today, it almost seems like everything is right with the world. I got to spend the morning with my wife. First hanging out in the living room, talking about what to do with the day. Then doing some grocery shopping, picking up a prescription all the while maintaining “social distancing.” Then I focused on mowing the yard. I pumped up the right front tire on my riding … [Read more...] about A Day Working in the Yard has Helped me Dust the Cobwebs Out Of My Mind.
White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fearsRead the article here Losing your job because of something you did is one thing. Having your job taken away because of a global pandemic is much harder to understand. Your responsibilities do not change because you are not bringing home a paycheck. The rent or mortgage is still due … [Read more...] about “Show Me The Money”
A global pandemic makes my depression seem like small potatoes. I have fought this for over 43 years, and the last bout finally landed me in the hospital. Yet, depression and I have not parted ways. We still share the same space. My cranium is its cranium, my frontal cortex is its frontal cortex. It’s as if depression is a disease living inside of me. And of course, … [Read more...] about Is Sheltering In Place the Answer?