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June 11, 2020

“I am no longer the boy who came here, nor am I the man I was destined to be.”

Does a returning war veteran ever escape the horrors to which they bore witness?

Shell shock was the terminology of WWI, today it is called PTSD. Whatever it is called, it has long lasting eff...

March 9, 2020

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there wil...

March 31, 2019

I have developed a bit of a disdain for the term "mental illness." I truly believe it has become over used for what are normal personality traits and differences. In a country as free as the United States of America is supposed to be, we have a group of medical profess...

March 2, 2019

I get some interesting comments concerning my writings. Comments that often make me reflect. Comments that convince me to continue to keep telling stories.

I write about the reality that life is not always perfect.

I write that not all win their battles and overcome th...

February 16, 2019

Until a few years ago, I was a motivated and positive person. Even as life continued to beat my ass to the ground, I genuinely believed no matter the situation, that dedication, perseverance and hard work would yield some type of positive result. I have come to underst...

February 3, 2019

I am often asked if I am writing about people who suffer from mental illness. Recently, a fellow blogger had indicated a similar sentiment, so I think it is time to share my insights and drive concerning the characters I bring to life.

As I am writing these characters,...

January 28, 2019

The social media pop psychologists are out in full force. The self-righteous self-helpers offer unsolicited words with only one purpose --- to give themselves a superior sense of self. Lacking even a single request, they offer their self-aggrandizing wisdom -

To those t...

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