Background noise

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer Several years ago, I was sharing hotel space with someone. I find hallway noise distracting, and since we were both focusing on our computers,  I asked if s...

Long roads

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer When I graduated high school I received a simple plaque from the greeting card store that has adorned my desk ever since. The friend who gave it to me lik...

Erasing the ugly

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer There are moments when I wonder how the world hasn’t managed to self-destruct yet. Recently I’ve heard some things–the kind of things tha...

Shards of hope

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer She’d been up late the night before. I’d smiled in the wee hours when I realized she hadn’t yet been to sleep, but no matter. We have no mo...

Why me?

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer Every so often my sister or my niece posts a picture of my nephew. It comes across my news feed, stabs my heart with a fierce bit of remembering I hadn’...

Suicide Attempt Survivors

There are three groups of people affected by suicide: Those who succeed Those such as my family members, who are left-behinds Those who attempted suicide and survived. There is nothing we can do, anym...