Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sadness and Depression

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Tom Russell

Heartsick this morning over our cruelty as a nation. Where would we be without the ability to laugh, and the artists who tell the stories?

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Tea Bag Village Moon

It is true that Mitchell and I both live with the knowledge of being guided by an unseen hand.  We’ve both been “taken are of” most of our lives. Love this Thomas Merton quote though I edited it a bit.  … Continue reading

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Parker Palmer

Parker Palmer, writer and activist, became known to me through his writings about depression.  I  find him grounding and thought-provoking.  His thoughts on the current state we find ourselves in are most comforting: “How do I stay engaged and whole … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed… Edges of Depression

Tired, overwhelmed.  I think of the WestWing episode where the man is sitting in the bar with Toby and he says he doesn’t mind working to care for his family, that it is a good thing, but just a little … Continue reading

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