A Day in the Life of a Mental Hospital Patient

6:30 am. “Rise and shine,” but this is debatable– you simply just breathe and walk, in this kind of a desperate mental fog,  (Simply put, ‘there will be no sunshine for you today.’) But, this only just seems to really matter to us, who have no hope.  You exchange brief greetings with your roommate, which only just seems proper, even […]

The Gift of Caffeine

Some funny sayings I like: My blood type is Folgers.  ~Author Unknown All the coffee in Columbia won’t make me a morning person.  ~Author Unknown Do I like my coffee black?  There are other colors?  ~Author Unknown Conscience keeps more people awake than coffee. ~Author Unknown Way too much coffee. But if it weren’t for […]

Catching Light

Early this morning I sat on the deck drinking my coffee. It’s Alaska, and although the snow is gone it was still 32 F. It’s clear and crisp. I could hear the cranes on Beluga Lake nearby. I truly love it when the sun makes its entrance– everything seems to wake-up, either to sing or just […]

Coffee, With a Shot of Truth

by Julie Anne Fidler, BB Weekly Contributor I am sitting across from one of my best friends in a trendy little café, sipping coffee as we always do. We have been good friends for years; we can tell each other things. We can screw up and make amends. We know each other’s heart. We both […]