I'm becoming a burned-out, worn-out, strung-out mess that just wants to pull the covers over my head and have everything done as best it can be done and move on. But time doesn't work that way, and it hasn't been my friend this whole crazy time. I did a little enjoying yesterday, which nearly got … Continue reading Learning to Enjoy a Moment (or Hour) of Calm in the Midst of Chaos
My Copy: 9780385485517 (image from amazon.com) I'm not sure what exactly I expected to get from this book, but I did find it immensely helpful in a lot of ways. I think the title sums up what might be the overarching, lingering thing about dealing with suicide--most of the time, there's no time to say … Continue reading No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, by Carla Fine
My day started off with headache and nausea, because I finally remembered this was the first day I was going to go into a therapist's office. And I got there later than I planned, but at least I made it. It took me three tries to make the phone call for the appointment in the … Continue reading Big and Bigger Changes All Around: From Therapy to a Dog
I've been migraine-prone, accident-prone, forgetful as all hell the past week...and yet yesterday I started things fresh and new. I found out how to get the money part right and signed on the dotted line yesterday. I asked questions, got straight answers, and signed for my house without my hand being held the whole time... … Continue reading On the Road to a New House…the adulting clock starts now.
(photo from article in War History Online) I'm a bit of a rock, jazz and blues person, so of course Tony Bennett's been on my radar. He has a good voice and some great collaborations. I'm not a superfan, don't even have an album of his, but he's been on and off the radar a … Continue reading The things we learn about other people…
This is one of the big beefs about the "holiday candy" thing that I can't get around. Don't get me wrong, the Tootsie Roll is a wonderful candy to gnaw on or to just let your saliva do the work and suck on it to make it last longer. It's got just enough chocolate flavor … Continue reading #080–Blitz Q: Why are the not-chocolate Tootsie Rolls NOT available widely year-round?!
My Copy: 9780679735250 (image from npr.org, link to recently published version) I blame my incessant watching of Apocalypse Now for making me read this book at this moment...though it wasn't a hard sell. I'd wanted to read it for some time, and I'm glad I did. Dispatches is kind of an experience, and a much … Continue reading Dispatches, by Michael Herr