Off-putting slogan or some-such unsavory rhetorical device.

I've owned one gun in my life. I bought it after my wife passed away. I bought it from a self-proclaimed friend of mine who really should have known better. I bought it with the intention of killing myself. Before I go too deep into this, I just want to affirm that I'm not some …

I don’t have words

This afternoon someone very close to me took her own life. She spent the vast majority of her time sitting in her room looking at Facebook pages and YouTube videos. She didn't seem depressed, not especially so anyway. She was very passionate about conspiracy theories and in the past few months was spending more and …

Joy

I wish I could still find the joy that hides inside all of life's encounters and experiences. When I was little the world was such an amazing place. Every day was full of possibilities. Waking up and getting dressed in the morning was like preparing for a journey. Stepping out the front door was something …

Nothing to share

It has been several weeks since I have posted anything here. I apologize, dear reader, for my sloth. I have been working seventy-eighty hour weeks the past few months. I have been dealing with very unpleasant ongoing circumstances at home. I have been physically exhausted and ill. I have been emotionally drained and apathetic. More …

This is a pretty picture

I hate the desert. I also really like it sometimes. This photo makes me feel like I'm inside an old Louis L'amour story. Chick Bowdrie rides through the pass on his strawberry Roan. He has been hard on the trail of the Rodriguez brothers for the last three days and is nearly wore out. He …

Thank You, Dear Lord, For This Sustenance.

Terrible picture, I know, sorry. Hanging on the wall in a Mexican themed restaurant by my house. I come here once a month or so when I'm hungry and too lazy to cook and do the clean up afterwards. The food is good, not great. This place is like a little bit upscaled Filiberto's. I …