The Beginning of Sorrow

The thing about tragedies is that they catch you by surprise.  You get up in the morning and lazily eat breakfast as if you have […]

Free Fall

Cracked Heart

(If you are new to this blog, a good way to read it is to start with the very first post, “It Was A Dark […]

Living on the Edge

A year passed, and we were still living with the guy I met at work…the one who rescued me from Michael the Archangel.  We just […]

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

What does a neglectful childhood in an alcoholic family, a stint in juvenile hall, The Beatles, gang-bangers and prostitutes, teen marriage and motherhood, the state […]

Learning to Fly on My Own

God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest. -Josiah Gilbert Holland My mother had been dead for four […]

In the Well with Tolstoy

My brother’s suicide left me feeling as if I had been pushed over an emotional cliff, arms flailing as my body hit the jagged edges […]

It’s Too Late – She’s Come Undone

I could say I didn’t see it coming.  Except that I did.  I worried and fretted and tried to talk to other family members about […]

Another Think Coming

In my last post I wrote about how I expected that asking God to take over my life would lead to instant emotional healing.  I […]

Free Fall

(If you are new to this blog, a good way to read it is to start with the very first post, “It Was A Dark […]

Over the Edge

A year passed, and we were still living with the guy I met at work…the one who rescued me from Michael the Archangel.  We just […]