Category Archives: Depression

It’s not really the end … (103)

Last weekend I had a housewarming party. I’ve been in my new home for over 3 months now, and while there are still a few mini-projects to finish up, the house is basically unpacked, decorated, and settled. This party was … Continue reading

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Deja vu (101)

The past week I had an eerie feeling of deja vu. My daughter Sarah was soon to return home for the summer, just as she had last year about this time, and she was returning to a unknown house and a … Continue reading

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To blog or not to blog? (100)

Have I really written 100 entries? This seems almost as incredible as reaching the one year anniversary of the fire. I began posting this blog about six weeks after the fire, but it soon caught up to real time. Friends … Continue reading

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One Year Anniversary (99)

As I write this chapter, it is exactly one year since I got the call from my neighbor, while I was getting off the airplane, telling me there was a fire at my house and my son was on the … Continue reading

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Adios 2011 – Here comes 2012! (85)

To say that 2011 wasn’t the best of years for our family is an understatement. Not that it didn’t have its moments, but they were overshadowed by my son’s depression and the house fire in May. Jacob moved back home … Continue reading

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A new year, a new beginning (64)

Jews welcomed a new year at sundown on Wednesday. Jewish holidays go from sundown to sundown (and there was night and there was morning) and are dated according to a lunar calendar, which is why the Jewish holidays land on … Continue reading

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The Empty Nest (53)

Just before my daughter left for college last year, my doctor warned me that I might feel down for a while. It’s normal, she said, when the last kid leaves home for mothers to feel a little depressed. That’s ok, … Continue reading

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