I’ve appreciated all the support I’ve gotten since I published “Finding My Voice Again” earlier this month. I want to answer a few questions and make a few clarifications, continuing the dialog about mental health since the whole of October is designated Mental Health Awareness Month. The depression I wrote about happened in 2012. For me, depression is not a “one and done” thing. It is something that I deal at irregular intervals as things go out of balance, for whatever reasons. I’ve spent the last few months dealing with another round of depression and am just coming out the…
Month: October 2019
3 for Thursday: Seattle
I almost didn’t recognize the old work neighborhood (Denny Triangle, for those who know Seattle).
Finding My Voice Again
On this, both my birthday and World Mental Health Day, I’d like to talk a bit about how I found my voice again in 2012.
Elk Falls Adventure
I spent three nights up by Campbell River, at Elk Falls Provincial Park. For a campground literally five minutes from a Walmart, Canadian Tire, and other outposts of civilization, it was actually very quiet and peaceful. The hiking trail from the campground to Elk Falls was partially closed, so the only way to get to the Falls was drive to the Day Use area, park and get to the other end of the trail. As I started the hike, I could hear the faint sound of water, which grew louder with each turn of the switchbacks heading downward. Then, a…
3 for Thursday: Beach
Cold, gray days aren’t good for photography when it’s raining, but when it’s not… the camera comes out. I had a little fun yesterday and thought I’d share my three favorites from the photo walk. There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. Willa Cather