Category Archives: faith

A funny thing happened on the way to the communion rail. . .

I officially received my First Holy Communion (Catholic capitals) on April 17, 1971. I unofficially received it a few months earlier. And my mother damn near killed my dad over it. First, my mom was a cradle Catholic and a … Continue reading

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Requiem: Amy Bleuel

Amy I suppose I should write something about the death of Amy Bleuel, the founder of Project Semicolon. Amy committed suicide. It saddened me greatly, but did not surprise me. There is a dirty little secret in the depression/bipolar community … Continue reading

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