Tag Archives: Depression

Love—

Love—

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Five years I had tended to an increasingly severe depression. It had no identifiable beginning. Or if it did, we were not aware of it. The liveliness of her manner dimmed in a strange progression. Her highs were always attaining the same height, but her lows found newer and newer depths. Until the highs became a tolerable apathy, then nothing. more

Toward a Happy Culinary Life (Notes)

Toward a Happy Culinary Life (Notes)

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At the final word he looks sad, perhaps recalling his first love (jam), but his observation lingers across the sticky plastic table and your children, at once, come to a realization that all is not right in their world. That their parent is either a liar or, worst, fraudulent.more

One Night In Rapid City

One Night In Rapid City

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An isolated man in his hotel room find himself unable to move past his own ruminations. more

The Bass

The Bass

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I know I can get better if I want to. Everybody can get better if they want to.   At the Duck Thru the black ladies are talking ‘bout the Bradley man that used to be sheriff in Halifax County. He killed himself yesterday. Melissa’s rescue squad was called out to it. They say hemore

Notes on a Quarter-Life Crisis

Notes on a Quarter-Life Crisis

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“A year and a half ago, I had a quarter-life crisis. If you read this step-by-step strategy guide — and with a little luck and determination — you can have one, too.more

Pity for the Cranky Ones

Pity for the Cranky Ones

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Cranky people say they’re less healthy than others. Of course, it may just be that they’remore

The Noses Unfollowed

The Noses Unfollowed

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People without a sense of smell are at a higher risk for household accidents—do we smell a sitcom? No, we do notmore