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I Am, I Lurk

I am the dirt swept under your carpet I am a skeleton in your closet I am your dirty secret I lurk in the darkness of your heart I am the black sheep of your family I am a rebel without a cause I am the ultimate outcast I lurk in the murk of your … Continue reading

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Rough Couple of Weeks

It all started two weeks ago today. It was a normal Saturday. My wife and I ran some errands, caught up on some missed TV shows, and played around with our daughter. Then, just as we were starting to get Baby E settled down to go to sleep, it happened. She got sick. Vomiting is … Continue reading

One More Hour

Far too many people have left this world far before their time. Cancer and heart disease have taken people I love at relatively young ages. Cancer has actually taken family away from me before I ever had a chance to know them. When I stumbled across this post by Tric a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

The Voice of Depression

Nobody likes you. There’s a voice in the back of my head. It’s an evil bastard. It’s the voice of my depression. I normally don’t hear this voice, or, if I do, I can ignore it. But when I sink unwillingly into a depressive state, that voice rises. It get’s louder. It tells me things … Continue reading

Insomnolence

I stare at the ceiling I stare at the wall Despite my fatigue My eyelids won’t fall It goes to work The beast within Its task to accomplish An evil grin Wicked thoughts roam Pervade my mind Anarchic demons In my head confined What ifs aplenty What coulds abound A pool full of worries In … Continue reading

Urination Strenuation

There are a lot of things our bodies do which we loathe and could quite readily do without. Our bodies do things which embarrass us or downright make life miserable. That fart which loudly forces its way out mid-coitus, for instance. Getting diarrhea (woot! I spelled it right on the first try!) on a road … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Suicide

[Editor's note: This post was originally published on another blog on March 8, 2013. That blog, unfortunately, has since gone dark so I wanted to republish the post here as it outlines my history with suicide and why it is so important to me to raise awareness about suicide prevention.] Good morning.  I’d like to … Continue reading

Trypanophobia – A Horror Story

We all know we’re human pin cushions growing up. So much so that there’s a definitive schedule for when and how often you’ll get stuck. Immunizations. Booster shots. tetanus shots. Antibiotic shots when you’re ill. It seems doctors take some perverse pleasure in giving their nurses an excuse to poke you with a syringe. And … Continue reading

Depression Demon

Tears come unbidden From ducts well hidden Can’t explain why I sit here and cry

Random Thought of the Day: Stinky Medicine?

Hello, my name is Twindaddy and I’m medicated. I take Prozac on a daily basis. It is my ever-vigilant companion in my daily struggle with the depression demon. We fight the glorious fight together. Comrades in arms.

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