Getting Fit — Mental Health tips from Richard Grannon

We are under a tremendous amount of stress right now. Please try not to notice how good-looking Richard Grannon is and listen to his message.  I’ve listened to many of Richard’s youtube videos and always take away something valuable.

Actions Related to Indian Boarding Schools — Turtle Talk

Yesterday’s National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools came with two developments. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Sharice Davids, and Rep. Tom Cole reintroduced a bipartisan bill to establish a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies. The bill text is available here. In addition, Interior issued a press release announcing that […]…

TSM 179 — A House is a Person

abandoned fading lifestyle, expectations, social connections cold, smokeless chimneys smiles depleted, hearts stalled sagging porch gravity’s relentless vanquish boarded windows shaded, sightless perception sinking foundation dreams wheezing discolored clapboard wrinkly, splotched deteriorated add-on hobbies receding curtainless vulnerable peeling columns shedding facades doghouse twin feeble, needy pet new front door keeping hope alive I tried to…

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 — Experiments in Fiction

An essay and a poem about mental health and suicide prevention. Please read if you are feeling down, helpless, hopeless, or know someone who is. As today is World Suicide Prevention Day, I am reposting my poem ‘Sorry Mate,’ which is included in the Indie Blu(e) Anthology Through The Looking Glass:Reflecting on Madness and Chaos…

dVerse — Poetics — Unraveled

“The trees are mad silhouettes against the rouge pink sky; perhaps they too need emptying.” – by Sanaa Rivzi, from, “A pocketful of maybes” Winter trees were madness, webbed silhouettes, gaining grey sky; compelled, relieved a keened need for empty… Pulled out through every hole in the head, crystal-silk threads now fill still, glittered heaven….

#FF — Sick?

PHOTO PROMPT © Penny Gadd She adheres to routines: waking/morning/bedtime rituals; how shopping lists are composed; when and how she pays her bills; her garden/lawn watering/mowing schedules. The doctor calls it *OCD, whatever that means. He’s prescribed pills to her, but she’s never filled the prescription. Each morning at precisely nine a.m., she walks to…

dVerse — MTB — A Blessing and a Curse

The idea in our culture of body solely as sculpture is wrong. Body is not marble. That is not its purpose. Its purpose is to protect, contain, support and fire the spirit and soul within it, to be a repository for memory, to fill us with feeling – that is the supreme psychic nourishment. It…