“You’re a mental patient.” These four words were used as a weapon. Those words cut me to the core when I heard actor James Rebhorn spit these words out to actress Laura Dern in the HBO series Enlightened. With those four words, he undermined all she was working for to make positive changes and help… Read More Enlightened: A series worth watching
I ask because of a personal experience that occurred almost 40 years ago. This is the first time I’ve ever mentioned it in any way. I was 6 or 7 years old, and my best friend was 4 or 5. Our neighbors were close-knit. We all felt like family. As kids, we loved hanging out… Read More Is there a minimal amount of sexual indecency with a child that is no big deal?
The lights and decor, the music, the invigorating chill in the air. This used to be my favorite time of the year. At some point, it’s become my most depressing time of the year. The death of my little brother. The breaking up of a 20-year marriage. A year of social isolation due to Covid19.… Read More Blue Christmas in the Face of Depression and Social Isolation