Divorce…

Divorce yourself from harm’s way. James (Nov. ‘17) adds, “It’s best to make choices that keep you safe.”

THOUGHTS ON A LIFETIME OF DEPRESSION EPISODES

A doctor once asked if being depressed wasn’t “self-indulgent.” I was offended by the suggestion but didn’t have the presence of mind to ask him exactly what he meant. I have thought about that over the years. When I’m on “the slide” I experience a hint that this is learned behavior. Depression begets more of […]

AFTER HURRICANE IRMA

(Series Conclusion) Previously: Florida resident June Poucher who lives east of Tampa described her preparations for Hurricane Irma before her power failed.  Thursday, 9/14/17   My power came back on about noon today!! I first turned the AC down to 74 hoping to cool the house and hoping the power wouldn’t go off again. (That has happened in the past.) I tried […]

BEFORE HURRICANE IRMA

(Part 1 of 2) Note:   Florida resident June Poucher lives east of Tampa, Fl. In a series of journal entries, she describes her preparations for Hurricane Irma.   Wednesday 9/6/17   I am making a few preparations for Hurricane Irma and praying it goes out to sea. Of course I am keeping up with the latest weather bulletins.  I believe […]

NIGHT SKY AND CRICKETS

Out on my porch, I sit and listen to crickets. The sun has gone down behind the clouds and it’s 9:00. As I listen, one by one stars start to appear in the night sky. A cloud moves. The moon comes out and shines down on the parking lot of my condominium. In the nearby […]

Emotion

Emotion disrupts rational thought. James (Oct. ‘17) adds, “It’s difficult to think clearly when one is upset.”

left unexpressed…

Left unexpressed, ideas and feelings die. James (Sept.’17) “Communicating one’s thoughts keeps them alive.”

A WORK REFLECTION

In my salaried days there were certain aspects of the job that I would dread well in advance. I dreaded management review because it took 2 weeks to prep the data, and then the VP’s would try to pick at it. I dreaded Detroit because of the drive, GM, and the employee whining regarding GM. […]

MY HUSBAND’S LAST BOAT

My late husband, Ed, made model boats –maybe 4 or 5 of them –the year before he died. He stopped just two weeks before he passed. The boat is a model of one he and his cousin always went out on near Devil’s Lake Michigan when they were on vacation there as kids. In the […]

Patience…

Patience and persistence are keys to success. James (July ‘17) expands, “Difficult tasks may be completed if you stay with them.”