Darkening Sky

As I’m sure it was for many of you, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks has been nothing short of an emotional roller-coaster for me. Beginning on the night before, I actually made repeated attempts to find the words to express my feelings in a post, but I gave up as I…

My politically incorrect stance on 9/11

Originally posted on Pied Type:
WTC Tribute in Light, 2002 The TV promos have started. The special programs have started. The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is almost here and it’s clear we are going to be swamped with special observances, special programs, special coverage. Everything imaginable to observe and commemorate the date. To remember every…

Odd Numbers and Strange Names

Yesterday was a big sports day here in the U.S. During my TV channel surfing, I managed to watch most of several NFL football games, several MLB baseball games, and the Women’s Final of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. Through all of this, I was reminded again of the amazing memory for player names and…

And Hold On To The Dream…

Ten years ago I was in the dayroom of a locked psychiatric ward watching the events of September 11, 2001 unfold before my eyes on TV. It seems so odd, now, that my primary reason for being there was an inability to avoid publicly breaking down in tears… That was my last time on a…

A Belated Veterans Day Acknowledgment

I know I’m a little late in acknowledging Veterans Day, but I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to say at the time. I still haven’t really – I guess I’ve just got too much emotional baggage to sort through, so I’ll do my bit by acknowledging the work of others on the topic. The…

Where Were You?

On September 11, 2001, I was on a locked psychiatric ward at the Chillecothe, Ohio V.A. hospital being treated for Major Depression and cocaine addiction. At the time I believed my world was slowly grinding to a halt, and I was in the hospital in a last ditch effort to save myself. That’s when the…