Half-way Through February

Congratulations to everyone for getting through the decade of January (honestly, the month was long) and breezing through February. On my little island, we’re having 40s/50s days, thankfully, breezy and chilly at times. I’m not complaining at all. I’ve been visiting my two boys, Boots and Bobcat, at the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor…… Continue reading Half-way Through February

Wertfrei Wednesday: Depression and Suicide

The Month of August ‘Wertfrei Wednesday’ posts were going to be about returning to school issues facing Mom’s, Dads, undergraduate and post graduate education. With the very public discovery and reporting of Robin Williams’ suicide, we can’t help but discuss the correlation. Not everyone who has depression commits suicide, but depression is a very serious…… Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: Depression and Suicide

Wertfrei Wednesday: On Bullying and Suicide

When the National News shows  a story that another child committed suicide due to anti-gay bullying, it just breaks my heart. School administrators usually turn a blind eye, telling the victim to ‘man up’ or ‘just deal with it’-if they even notice, is horrible beyond words. Kids usually hide the truth from parents, adults, care…… Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: On Bullying and Suicide