Tag Archives: help

Day 3 with Dad


Day 3 with Dad (Friday, April 19, 2013) I wish I had happier news that Dad had turned the corner and things looked up, but that was not to be. Reluctant Heart had promised to meet with Richard, Dad, and … Continue reading

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Why I Said No to Suicide [updated May 23, 2012]


(Written several weeks ago, I had hoped to post it sooner, but have been offline more often than online.) A previous post mentions a person threatening suicide on Facebook.  There is probably nothing else on earth I take more seriously … Continue reading

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Farewell to a friend: RIP Thomas William Weese AKA Totemwood Tommy


[You don’t have to look very hard to see my Brain Injury results…LOL…like copying and pasting this blog I forgot to include some posts.  Ah yes, I get confused and am forgetful.  But, I’m still here and I wanted to … Continue reading

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“Depression: Out of the Shadows” – Powerful PBS Documentary


[Although this was posted in my ‘Back to the Beginning’ posts, dated June 2010, I wanted to re-post it because I watched the video again online and there is so much great information, I HAVE to mention it again.  I … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: A Question (posted Apr. 6, 2009)


Quickly posted this on Twitter: If you could write anyone or organization to help a disabled friend from losing their home, who would you write to? I’ll be back on later to catch up with everyone – thank you for … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Bankruptcy (posted Sept. 27, 2008)


Thursday I had an appointment for what I was told was the “Distressed Homeowner’s Class” at our local HUD office, which I quickly learned was about bankruptcy. Gulp. Panic. I was in the right class, but I was looking for … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Birth Pains of a Solution or a Flippin’ Crazy Idea??!! (posted Sept. 8, 2008)


Hi friends, I received comments regarding this odd concept of a fundraiser to pay off the mortgage. I’ll tell you how it came about if you will grant me a few minutes of your time and an open heart. Please, … Continue reading

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