Category Archives: Seasons

Worst Things to Say to Someone Who’s Depressed

Some people trivialize depression (often unintentionally) by dropping a platitude on a depressed person as if that is the one thing they needed to hear. While some of these thoughts have been helpful to some people (for example, some find … Continue reading

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Never Grow Up….

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All The Ingredients Are Necessary…

So many of us use too many lemons in our lemonade…so many, that our lemonade really sucks. Most of us have just accumulated so many lemons over time, that before we know it, our lemonade is sour and well, it … Continue reading

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Blessed Are The Writers….

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The Bite of Winter’s Blast….

The bite of winter crawls forward, moving slowly, so slowly over the surface of the earth…. sharp and stinging bitter and blue. It shocks and stuns as it moves from the north dipping down slowly…. slowly through the night across … Continue reading

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Temperature’s Dropping Again…

And here we go again, folks. That predictable unpredictable-ness of January in the midwest. Once again we are experiencing a drastic temperature drop here in Illinois, from near 50 degrees yesterday to a bone chilling low of 22 degrees tonight, … Continue reading

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Writing Our Stories….Catharsis? Or Articulating the Agony?

“There is a notion propagated in modern life that “talking it out” will somehow make everything better. It’s a lie. All talking does is articulate the agony. You have to get it out because you have to get it out. … Continue reading

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