It’s my brother’s birthday this weekend. This is the first time since he was born that I haven’t acknowledged it. It feels very strange, odd and a bit lonely. But acknowledging it would only be setting up myself for more pain. I have to let go in order to do the healing and work I need to do. Continue reading “Milestones & Family Estrangements”
I was thinking some more about this and sometimes I still find myself getting on the Crazy Train out of habit. It’s fast, I’m used to the route. The Serenity Shuttle has a less frequent schedule and takes more time. But it’s well worth it. I just need to learn the schedule and the route.
Sorry, if I get a chance to use a bad 70s song as a title, I’m going for it. Don’t try to stop me! 🙂 I have been doing a lot of thought/work on feelings as part of therapy lately. So feelings, both mine & others are on my mind a lot lately. Continue reading “Feelings, Nothing More (or less) than Feelings”
The Mayor of Milwaukee was leaving the state fair this weekend when he came across a woman screaming for help/to call 911. As he did, he was attacked by the man who had been threatening the woman. He was in an argument with his baby’s grandmother. For his bravery, the mayor was beaten with the man’s fists and a metal stick. Thankfully, he is recovering and there were no serious brain injuries. Continue reading “Families in Denial”
Maybe it’s the long commute, maybe it’s perspective. But I am soooo glad to have been kicked off the crazy train. It forced me to find an alternate route, the Serenity Shuttle, which apparently accepts Metrocards.
A few weeks ago a woman driving a minivan with 5 children (her own 2, plus 3 nieces) in it collided with a SUV with 3 men on the Taconic Parkway. The minivan was going the wrong way in the left lane. Both drivers and all but a 5 year old boy in the minivan (the driver’s son) were killed. He is recovering in the hospital & expected to survive. A third car was involved in the accident, but the driver and the passenger survived. Continue reading “Taconic Tragedy & Scapegoating”