Suicide — Are more men aging and dying alone?

Two days from now is World Suicide Prevention Day, observed every 10 September. With one in 100 deaths globally a suicide, and the far higher number of loved ones impacted by it, suicide is undeniably a serious life-and-death matter that needs to be addressed and discussed more. After all, it ought to be the one … Continue reading Suicide — Are more men aging and dying alone?

My Monday Metrical Musings #44

I Really Don't Wanna Know Stop!Don't tell meI really don't wanna know.Don't tell me you're sorryI've got nowhere to goStop!Don't tell meI really don't wanna knowDon't tell me you're sorryI've got zero friends And more than one foe Stop!Don't tell meI really don't wanna knowDon't say that you miss meYet you're always a no-show Stop!Don't … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #44

A Tragic Musing – More than words can say

[With permission granted to Salt&Light, a version of this post titled "Tragedy and grief in our schools, but the language of friendship speaks healing and hope" also appeared on 27 July 2021 here] Usually, I alternate my Saturday blogs strictly between the topics of autism and parenting. But this has been a week like no … Continue reading A Tragic Musing – More than words can say

My Monday Metrical Musings #21

My Twilight Friend Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's coming, the endThat eventual descentSo the question at hand's"Will you be my twilight friend?" I know you're busy nowTo think so far ahead.I know it's not manlyTo sound so afraid. Yet death's a-comingNo one can escape.The only question is:"Will you be alone in the wait?" Or … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #21

My Monday Metrical Musings #20

(Never) A Part of Your World It seems I was neverA part of your worldThe beautiful, hip, sophisticated crowd.It seems I've beenClinging, wishing, hopingMy stupid head in some stupid cloud. Took me half a lifetime To finally seeSo I guess this one'sThis one's on me.I was never everGoing to beA part of your world. But … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #20

My Monday Metrical Musings #13

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Oh To Be An Orphan I never told no oneNot a soulBut the truth is I've often wished I were An orphan Shhh...not so loudThey'll hear yaI don't want them to knowEspecially them For either they'll laughOr they'll throwEverything within reachAt me But how could they know?I've always been aloneEven … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #13

“Who’s with me?” The truth about friends

You probably heard the question "Who's with me?" in more movies than you care to count (though I challenge you to name one!). There'll be like one guy asking this question of his band of brothers, just before they head off for new adventures. Or something like that. One year ago, I decided to give … Continue reading “Who’s with me?” The truth about friends