Drive-by hope

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer My husband calls it a drive-by. Morning hasn’t really arrived yet and the cat wants to be fed. Apparently the wiggle of my toes translated to The Rouse...

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...

Words that resonate–Jann Arden

I felt like I died too. We all did. I thought for a second that I felt him pull at my sleeve… But it was only my broken heart beating so hard that it was moving my arm up and down ever so slight...

Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

It’s Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day, and the whole world is lighting up in teal. Earlier this year I used trigeminal neuralgia as part of an ABC poetry challenge. The goal of the challenge w...

Thankful

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer It’s been a full week. Last winter, my husband and I made plans with John and Joëlle to attend two plays at Stratford this season. We saw Hamlet in s...

Along comes a spider

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer   My mailbox has been under attack for awhile. We’ve had a spider building a web every single day from an interior corner of our house to the edge...

Hurry up and wait

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer Oh my gosh. Last week was frantic. Hectic. In fact, it may have brought out a few latent OCD tendencies. And, in somewhat uncharacteristic fashion, I reac...