Stuff I found while looking around

This week’s link roundup featuring dogs, race, bipolar disorder, human trafficking, and exercise balls. And one very specific tweet that has me snorting. I’ll let you guess which one.

From my courageous friend to those of you who need it

“I am stronger now not because the feeling is any less intense than it was years ago, but because I understand it. I know it will go away and that alone has saved me.”

“But if you want it to heal, it just takes time”

“You must have loaded the gun. You knew where to put the bullets. And how to do whatever you need to do to get a bullet in the chamber. And then actually decide that this is it. That you are done.”

“My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still”

Ten years ago you saved my life. My friend is helping me to continue to pay it forward.

For Stacia

One particular Silverleaf Linden sitting in the perfect corner at the base of the foothills.

Stuff I found while looking around

This week’s link roundup.

It’s time we lobby Congress to get rid of this natural occurrence

I won’t name any names, but I’m writing this specifically for you. And you and you and you.

“A simple obstacle in the way”

“This is the will to survive. This is how humans lived long enough to become the dominant species.”

An IOU

This blog used to be so much better when a) I was single b) I was married c) never

Absence

I miss them and that longing ache is crushing me.