My youngest son is in Graduate School in Jamaica, studying Heritage Culture. He’s evaluating how cultures value their history. It’s a fascinating topic that few people really consider, and he’s learning how to think. Continue reading “caring” »
Three months ago I made a commitment to sit with my eyes closed for 20 minutes twice a day, in the morning and at night. Continue reading “behaving serenely” »
I am JFK Jr. is a documentary about John Fitzgerald Kennedy Junior’s life and death in an airplane. It’s a powerful film about a life on many levels, and well worth seeing. Continue reading “a good man” »
November is National Novel Writing month. NANOWRIMO is a non-porfit inspirational site. If you go for the challenge, you enroll and keep track of your word count, with number 50K as a novel completion word count. Continue reading “choose a caliber” »
My son told me to watch the film Dakota 38 and I’d never heard about it. In case you haven’t heard of it either, the film documents the fulfillment of Dakota Sioux Native Jim Miller’s dream. Jim tried to deny his dream because of its power. Continue reading “reconciliation” »
Suicide runs in families, and my family’s first suicide was when my grandfather gassed himself in his office. His two surviving sons were kids, and when they grew up, they both killed themselves, bullet and gas. Robin Williams lived in my town. He was on the same track team as my high school boyfriend. We were in the same high school drama department. Although I didn’t know him as a famous man, I know what depression and a substance problem do to people. He described the issues clearly during many personal interviews. Continue reading “I am familiar with suicide” »
Seth Augustus sings as a compassionate witness to that melancholy feeling of knowing the people we love and not being with them anymore. I feel like I’ve always known this song.