We’re All Mad Here

‘“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”’—Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” One of the greatest coping skills I learned after yet another failed suicide attempt (have you ever had a tube inserted in your … Read more

Dark Days Ahead

This week begins my annual decent into darkness. It generally starts around Thanksgiving and stays until after Valentine’s Day. So if I don’t post as often as I would like, that’s why. Thanksgiving, because I’m reminded that I’m alone. My children and grandchildren are on the opposite side of the country, and while my wife … Read more

Knockin’ on heaven’s door

Mama, take this badge off of meI can’t use it anymore.It’s gettin’ dark, too dark to seeI feel I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door.”Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” Bob Dylan I first heard that song in 1973, when I was saw the movie “Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid.” It was a simple tune, and quite easy … Read more