Strikethrough: A Dirge for Acquaintances No Longer Plagued by Addiction

I rarely have cause to feel sad, if you want to know the truth, but I’m down today, way down in the blue deeps with thoughts as bleak as the tempestuous sky. Ponderous clouds in endless shades of gray track as slowly across the sky as passersby shuffle along the rain-slick street, shoulders slumped and … Continue reading Strikethrough: A Dirge for Acquaintances No Longer Plagued by Addiction

Carving Up Healthcare

via Daily Prompt: Carve I'm sharing this story because many of my friends are members of the criminal justice community so have a keen interest in this issue, as do several of my followers who blog about their struggles with mental illness. Substance abuse and mental illness are major drivers of crime in America.  We … Continue reading Carving Up Healthcare

A Harmonic Convergence

via Daily Prompt: Theory Word count: 452 / Reading time: 2 minutes or less Thank you, Daily Post, for today's serendipitous prompt.  I observed something yesterday that made me very angry.  Last night, I was already thinking of what I might write about that event today, and one of the words tumbling through those thoughts … Continue reading A Harmonic Convergence