Tag: relationships

depression

Penultimate Exorcism

As I finish the last touches on the final draft of Dead Talker, and get it ready to prep for a final manuscript tomorrow to be sent out, I have to wonder. How far did this go in exorcising a few demons? Was it an exercise in wallowing, or did it help me face the …

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Christmas Eve

I don’t actually believe in Jesus as anything other than a nice man from a long time ago whose philosophy has been badly perverted by greed-and-power structures around the world, but I like Christmas. I’m lucky in that I have a family that is very close and gets along well, without too much in the …

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Parental Units

A lot of people my age are starting to lose parents. Luckily for me, both of mine have survived, as have my wife’s.  Family is critically important to me, and no matter what other interests I have (save writing and creation), all of them are subject to time with my family. Of all the things …

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Nieces

Today is my youngest niece’s tenth birthday. It’s weird to me to think back on that pink, squirming little human that got shoved in my inexpert arms so many years ago.  I was afraid to touch her, and despite intellectually knowing she was family, it never occurred to me at the time that she was …