Depression and Suicide: Options But Not The Option

Today I read an article entitled, “When You’re in the Gray Area of Being Suicidal” and it got me to thinking about myself, my life, and my future.

Recently I lost my job, not by any fault of my own, but the company closed after 21 glorious years.  I do not blame the owners as they have been like parents to me over the many years I worked there and it was definitely time for them to retire and enjoy their lives without the headaches and heartaches of running a business.  Even so, I find myself in a situation now that I have never been in; unemployed. Continue reading Depression and Suicide: Options But Not The Option

Shame on you for trying to shame me

I will not be shamed for who I am.

I have not done anything wrong against you, your race, your religion, or your being.

You cannot shame me for who I am.

The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines shame as:

“a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong.”[1] Continue reading Shame on you for trying to shame me

In the Beginning (there always has to be a beginning)

It has been suggested by a few folks that follow me on Facebook that I should begin a blog containing some of my life adventures, ideas, opinions, and humour. This blog is just that; a central location for me to keep all my opinions and such.

I can tell you that I have many interests, some of which are thought of as being noncontroversial such as genealogy, but even genealogy can be very controversial. I am also a practicing Pagan, which pisses off the Christian fundamentalists, a far right wing Constitutionalist, which pisses off most Pagans, a gun owner and concealed and open carry supporter, which pisses off most liberals and gun control advocates, and have many, many other opinions that generally piss off everybody else not mentioned above. Continue reading In the Beginning (there always has to be a beginning)