Funny Man Down: Life from the Depths of Depression

When I awoke, a year had passed. Don’t ask me where it went; I couldn’t tell you. The earth kept spinning as I drifted in a fugue, beginning at 1:07 a.m., June 2, 2013. That was the day my mama died. “Let’s call it at 1:10 a.m.,” Nurse A said to Nurse B, but my … More Funny Man Down: Life from the Depths of Depression

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Sunflowers for Tina

On August 23rd, we lost Tina Downey, a dear member of our writing community, known by many for her generous, loving spirit as well as witty, homespun posts. At least that’s how I remember her. We chatted a few times on each of our blogs on the subject of memoirs and life in general, and … More Sunflowers for Tina

The Best is Yet to Come

On November 8, 2013, the deadliest natural disaster in Philippines’ history, Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), stole the lives of over 6,000 mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, brothers, sisters, and countless children. More than 16 million people have been affected by this horrific tragedy, their world ripped apart with every loss—their hopes torn from tortured … More The Best is Yet to Come