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Self Preservation and the Task Manager

My Mom told me today that a friend of our family slit their wrists.  My first thought was “I understand.” Is that wrong? What I meant was that I understand the darkness that can be in our heads and that there is a careful balance of processes that keeps us …

You Never Knew Me but You Saved Me

I used to participate in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop…when I was blogging regularly.  I still read the emails that let me know about the prompts ahead of time and one caught my eye this week. “Write about someone who made your childhood bearable.” Now I had a good childhood, a …