I may not be a war vet but I’ve fought a war (within)

As I sit here on my porch, sun beaming bright, coffee and phone on left side, cigarette in right hand, I begin to weep. This song encapsulates my past, it brings forth a flood of tears, for all the pain and abuse that I have been through. Memories, especially those which are traumatic leave a…

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IT starts with a bang, then a voice, followed by a feeling of terror, followed by dread. The disturbance emanates from the front of Alex's house, a single-parent two-bedroom home; Alex jolts out of bed like an overwound jack-in-the-box. Heart accelerating like that of a Jaguar F-type, careening down a winding road, fast & erratic…

The stages of reconstruction/moving on

We have all been there at one point in time, at a crossroads in our lives, sometimes as in my case, being at that place multiple times, a major life-changing, altering event. It could be the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, financial issues, diagnosis of life-threatening illness/disease, spousal/domestic abuse etc. Regardless…