Category Archives: Emotions

Fragility

An artist can often be described as having a “fragile” ego. But I think fragility goes much deeper than that. It’s not just the ego that is fragile. It’s the artist’s whole state of mind. No not mind, but of … Continue reading

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Pain

noun physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury. “she’s in great pain“ synonyms: suffering, agony, torture, torment, discomfort careful effort; great care or trouble. “she took pains to see that everyone ate well” synonyms: care, effort, bother, trouble verb cause mental … Continue reading

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Suicide

Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, “to kill oneself”) is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which can be attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, alcoholism, or drug … Continue reading

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Rape – No Means NO

Rape – No Means NO! With all the recent attention brought to the subject by Todd Akin (Rep. of Missouri), I thought it was time to relate my own story of rape.  First, I’d like to share the definition of … Continue reading

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Fatherly Hate

Fatherly Hate I was watching an episode of “Flashpoint” today and it got me thinking about fathers and sons. The family is having dinner and the father is belittling the elder son (as usual). The son gets up from the … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Work Here (an animal shelter)

The article below was written by a shelter worker and printed in the Humane Society of the United States Animal Sheltering Magazine. My friend Candy posted it on Facebook and it really made me rethink my view on working in … Continue reading

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Loss

A few nights ago, I was calling for TwoSox (one of our barn cats) to come into the garage for dinner when I heard a strange meowing coming from the neighbors bushes. After a while it stopped. IN the middle … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love

I found this when I was cleaning out some boxes today… didn’t date it, so I don’t know when I wrote it. I remember the time we were playing baseball (softball?) on the church field. I remember that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Regret (emotion)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviors. Regret is often expressed by the term “sorry.” Regret is often felt when someone feels sadness, shame, embarrassment, depression, annoyance or … Continue reading

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