Monthly Archives: January 2014

Statute of Limitation…

Five years… We are almost there; Once the date comes and goes… Five years plus May 2009, the pressure goes away. The questions I have, the memories I try to forget. I don’t know why I feel this magic date… … Continue reading

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Not a fun bandwagon to be on…

A friend and I began a debate about the mentally ill last night. I have to preface this exchange by saying that this gentleman is a very highly respected professional in our community, as he has earned over and over … Continue reading

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We did it!

I completed a race today that I probably would have dropped other than the fact that I felt I needed to run it for JC. I wanted the loss my town felt by his death to be known. And that … Continue reading

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Youth Suicide -Gone Too Soon

My children and I are running local races this weekend in memory of a friend of my daughter’s. 15 year old JC. He completed suicide on Tuesday, January 8.

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The Lacking of the Person – The Fallibility of the Educator – The Falsehood of the Education System = One phrase, “I am too busy”

The Lacking of the Person – The Fallibility of the Educator – The Falsehood of the Education System = One phrase, “I am too busy” Recently, I have begun to contemplate going back to school for my Ph.D. I LOVED … Continue reading

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Our Little Town Lost Another Young Life To Suicide – Disappointment Remains for Our School District’s (Lack Of) Reaction and Support

A dark cloud hangs over my small town today. The silence began this morning in my home as we prepared for the day; knowing that our routine will be replaced with a funeral before we again return to our little … Continue reading

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‘Coming Out’ as Mentally Ill in the Corporate World

It’s been almost 15 months since I decided my life had to end. There had been many times when I felt I might want to end it eventually, but on Nov. 30, I had the sudden realization that every breath … Continue reading

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