Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Long Courageous Battle” Fought With Cancer, Heart Disease, Etc.–But Mental Illness?

Another community fund raiser for a poor soul stricken with a horrific illness. Spaghetti suppers are planned, raffles, prizes, trips to Disneyworld. No doubt it’s for a worthy cause, but where are the helping hands for persons with mental illnesses … Continue reading

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Lost In A Hat

Her oversized, fur-brimmed hat, pulled down below her chin and neck, made it impossible to guess her age. But with her tiny body, fragile and waiflike, I tried anyway: a teenager, early twenties, perhaps? And more significantly, what was she … Continue reading

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