Archive for August 2019

A CONTEST! A CONTEST!

I love giveaway contests and I know you do, too–and so I am most pleased to announce that I am sponsoring one for the paperback publication of “Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide,” beginning on December 5th. I know you are dying to find out how I came up with that idea. Well,…

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MY LIFETIME MAILBOX

It is a late Sunday afternoon, and I find myself musing over a current experience. In my days right now, there are several losses of love, significant losses–the kind that invite pain into my heart. I remember the past even as I experience the present, and know that in the future I will inevitably find loss in…

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HELLO AGAIN ALL

Hi again all, if there are any of you left! I have been away from this blog for a very long time–months in fact, and am just getting back to it to discover I had been spammed. All that is cleared out now, leaving only the content that you and I had posted. I am hoping…

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GUILT: THE INEVITABLE EMOTION

My life right now revolves around trying to rescue someone very dear to me. Jeanne is a crack addict and an alcoholic, resisting detox, resisting rehab, resisting the possibility of life. She may very well die and I feel guilty about not doing more to save her. I know all the wisdom about allowing addicts…

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HALF IN LOVE REVIEWS ON TOP BLOGS

Recently I asked a social media marketing firm, Clever Girls Collective, to help me disseminate the word about the pervasive effect of depression on loved ones, in addition to the person who suffers from it. Fifteen of the top bloggers in the county participated in the Depression & Relationships sponsored post series, inspired by Half in Love We…

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THE COURAGE TO FIND YOUR VOICE

Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I decided to take in a Saturday matinee, and tramped through the rain to see “The King’s Speech.” Though it has had a lot of press and some Oscar nominations, I didn’t know much about it, except that it was about King George VI and the speech impairment from which he…

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HER WORK AND MINE

On Wednesday morning, I stand at my kitchen counter and stuff twenty bubble mailers with my new memoir, Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide. I’m in the process of going on a “book blog tour.” I address the envelopes by hand and will take them to the post office later, sending them out to…

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WHY WRITE MEMOIR?

Well, I have to say that, through my website, I am getting many, many emails from readers now that Half in Love has officially been published. After an excerpt of the book appeared last Saturday in Salon an online magazine, there were 38 posts in their Comments Section in the first day and a half—virtually all of them from…

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