Judas and the Suicide Quagmire

Let me begin by saying that if you are struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts, get up right now and get help.  Don't wait.  Don't assume you can handle it on your own.  And don't let anyone give you that "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" malarkey.  Find a therapist.  And if you are contemplating... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to my Childhood Bully

"Jay" (that's what I'll call you)--we grew up together.  We lived in the same neighborhood.  Our mothers had also been school mates growing up in this same neighborhood together.  You would think we'd have gotten along a bit better. But for the most part we just seemed oblivious of each other.  We were often in the... Continue Reading →

Redemption in a Redemptionless Society

Earlier today I read a wonderful article on The Huffington Post about a young person who, seventeen years ago, had broken into an elementary school in a rural area.  Although he had never been identified or caught for his crime, the burden of it had apparently weighed on him.  He brought the note of confession along... Continue Reading →

This Is What Seventy Times Seven Looks Like

I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry. I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry. I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry. I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm sorry.  I'm... Continue Reading →

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