Me and Robin

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On August 11, 2014, actor/comedian/genius Robin Williams committed suicide. When I heard the news, I was shocked in the way we all get when a celebrity dies, but I wasn’t surprised. The United States has a very silent plague of suicide, as seen in the 25% rise in suicide rates between 1999 – 2016. That […]

Mission: 2020

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I know that for many people, the focus for today (December 24) is tomorrow, Christmas. Me? I’m focusing on a week from now, December 31, and the start of a new decade the next day. Over the summer, I went through Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. In a nutshell, she feels that most of us […]

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Thanksgiving has always been a lonely holiday to me. Most of the time when I was growing up, it was just me and my Mom for Thanksgiving dinner. (My brother and sister are both much older than me and had lives and families of their own.) I envied my friends who had big families on […]