Not Better Off Dead

A few weeks ago in response to a poetics prompt to write about a first time for something, I thought of something that I have only done once, and am thankful I’ve never had happen again. But there are people who have had this happen so many times they maybe can’t even remember the first … Continue reading Not Better Off Dead

Today’s Suicide Toll: Put Faces to the Numbers

It's time to attach faces to numbers. In less than 24 hours, 1577 will commit suicide. If you look closely, you can see faces. As believers, these are our business. They are God's business. Be aware of this. And pray.   For more valuable information see: http://www.facebook.com/puttingafaceonsuicide AND http://nami.org/

Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

"I love you. God, I miss you. And I forgive you." ~from the film Remember Me "When I saw that scene in the movie, I stumbled out of bed and fell to the ground as my whole body trembled in anguish and agony -- and I started and screaming like a wild, wounded animal. It … Continue reading Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

In Pursuit of Happyness

By CARONAE HOWELL, From the New York Times, dated July 20, 2009 I’m the kind of woman who spends entire days thinking of nothing but birds: woodcocks, goldfinches, kingfishers. I look for loons everywhere I go. Sometimes I find herons in Central Park and they are mysteries. There is one thing in this world that … Continue reading In Pursuit of Happyness