I have put up a respectable battle most of my adult life again depression, always thinking that if I could just get past it, I could begin to live again. Now I wonder if it was all bad.
As I approach the big "70," turning 69 this March, dealing with change has become the biggest challenge in my life. Not knowing what surprises and
This hub is about yesterday's fishing trip. We ventured father out toward the Gulf then ever before. We caught 15 or 20 rat reds (redfish under 16 inches, not keepers), enough to keep it interesting.
High school reunions have gained a bad rap, I think. Mine was fun and left me with good memories of people I may not see for another ten years.
My birthday was March 14th. When I wrote the article about my 67th birthday, I did it on that day. Somehow this year I had no inspiration and decided to wait and let more things come to mind about the past year. Those...
This is a short hub about the healing power of nature and I've used it as a forum to show off some truly beautiful birds and sunsets.
This is the story of Artie. He made my childhood special and helped me understand the wonders of nature -- and life.
This is the story of two people I had never met before and have never seen since their appearances in my life. They were both in need in different ways. I have tried many times to figure out exactly what my interaction...
Thirteen years ago this June, we discovered that the feral cat that had taken up residence in our backyard was not a he, but a she. So we named her Frankie instead of Frank. She had a litter of six kittens under a sheet...
We arrived here in Arkansas July 3rd. It is halfway through our trip. The days are drifting by and nature is healing us both of worries and sorrow.
When I went for my sleep study, I hadn't a clue what to expect. You will if you read this article.
I had a dream about a man in a white shirt and black pants, driving a very old black car. The grim reaper?
After two summers of fishing from a tiny boat, we bought a boat and are looking forward to adventures on the water.
I have written a 12-step programs for depression. These are the things that helped me get well and enjoy life again. They are not easy steps to take, but the rewards are amazing.
My husband and I visited Geneva two years ago when the Kiwanis International Convention was held there. I fell in love with the history, architecture, and beauty of the country.
We were a bit ho-hum about Hurricane Isaac, but after three days of wind and rain, no power, and overall misery, I give him due respect. He did a lot of damage. There is nothing more depressing and frustrating than a...
This is the fourth of a series of five articles I am writing about my work with people with AIDS during the late 1980s. Jeremiah was my fourth assignment. He became a dear friend, who was kind and funny and protective...
This is the story of Frankie, the third man I was assigned as a buddy to during my volunteer work with people with AIDS during the late 1980s. Frankie was what I would call a beautiul man, with coal black hair and dark...
Somewhere deep in my subconscious, there is a memory of my mother telling me about a church of sorts that she attended. Some thought it was a cult. She said her parents called it a secret society. It was in the 1920s...
I believed that nothing could compare to the mountains in Denver, especially Estes Park. In 2007, Joe and I took at trip to the Canadian Rockies. They are Denver times ten. Not only the mountains but Lake Louise, the...
These are my reflections at the age of 66. It seems that suddenly I'm old: not ancient, but old. And it's okay. There is definitely good to be found with age, at least from my perspective.
My father-in-law was a repository of wisdom, gained through years of experience and discernment. One of his firm convictions was that there are two products that will cure anything.
In the late '80s, I volunteered as a "buddy" to five different men who had full-blown AIDS. Other than a short poem, I never wrote about them because there was too much emotion attached to even consider it. ...
My husband began hunting at the deer camp in Strong, Arkansas when he was 8 or 9 years old and still hunts there for at least a month every fall. We make periodic trips to the camp, riding our four-wheelers, fishing,...
We were in Florida for a few days this past weekend. During the trip, we visited Alligator Point. While there, we saw a wooden bridge that was built over the wetlands. The fact that we couldn't see where it led from...
Last summer, my husband and I were riding our four-wheelers through the woods in Arkansas when he hit a tiny fawn that was lying in the trail. In the span of just a few hours, our hearts were captured by the gorgeous...
This article is based on a dream I had about a gathering of spiritual leaders at Stonehenge. In the dream, I was a magician of sorts, who helped organize the gathering. It is about a grand experiment, although we...
Our trip along the Maine Coast was full of adventures, the most spectacular being the waves Hurricane Bob brought to pound the rocks along the coast and pull the natives perched on them out into the water, breaking...
Throughout my life, I've received signs from someone or something, a watching presence that is somehow aware of what happens with me and when I need help. Some will say they are mere conincidences. I chose to...
From the time I was a small child, I experienced bouts of depression, "the plague" I've always thought of it as. When I was a child, those dark days were worse than any boogey-man. I have left most of it...
We moved to New Orleans 40 years ago. It is filled with friendly, fun-loving, mostly religious people. Although they work very hard when they work, the people here love to play and that is what they do best: From...
Discovery depositions may be intimidating if you don't know what to expect. This article contains suggestions about how to proceed in a depo after having been sworn and realizing that it is a non-threatening atmosphere...
Feral cats make wonderful outdoor pets. This is the story of Frankie, who's lived in my backyard for many years. She has an irritable disposition and still spits at the ones who feed her, but we love our wild girl who...
While visting our cabin in rural Arkansas, I decided to snap a photo during a nighttime walk and discovered orbs of light in my viewing screen. I'm facinated with orb photography, with both the white and green orbs I...