Apples (God Knows Where I Am)

As promised, my second poetic reflection after watching the documentary God Knows Where I Am- about the life of Linda Bishop. The documentary offers much to consider on the subjects of homelessness, mental health care, mental illness and our current healthcare system. I am not strong in these kinds of debates and discussions. But whatContinue reading “Apples (God Knows Where I Am)”

I Know Why

When our hearts and minds cannot wrap around reality, poetry allows a pathway to find the way through to a broader place. A place where words, feelings, imagery and meaning intermingle acting as hope, healing balm, and help to the soul’s cry for understanding. I believe poetry, music, and all creative endeavors- painting, drawing, sculptingContinue reading “I Know Why”

The Walking Wounded: On Leprosy and Checking Your Attitude Toward Mental Health

   ” When I taught in public schools I frequently developed opinions about why “challenging children” behaved poorly. More often than not I blamed their parents. I held the self-righteous  notion that I worked hard to raise happy, well- rounded children and that if other parents took their responsibilities seriously and parented effectively, their childrenContinue reading “The Walking Wounded: On Leprosy and Checking Your Attitude Toward Mental Health”