Running is My Medicine

Running is My Medicine

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Date : September 30, 2016

I arise after a fitful night of waking up several times and gazing at the digital clock striking 3:47am.  I am exhausted, depressed, anxious and emotionally swimming in a murky swamp.  The swamp engulfs me as feelings of hopelessness stab me in the heart. My wife kisses me goodbye and I miss her as soon as the door closes. I don’t tell her how I feel because I don’t want to wreck her day.  I don’t want to be selfish.   I feel lost, lonely and alone. I tell myself that I try so hard to be...

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Rescue Me: The Summer of 1966- before my Father’s Death

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Date : September 6, 2016

My father died almost fifty years ago.  I was fifteen when he came home day from work at the factory in the middle of the day in the summer of 1966.  That was highly unusual.    He walked through the door with his hair disheveled and a preoccupied look in his eyes.  My mother told me later that my father had been fired from his job because he forgot to tell his boss that he was going on vacation.

 

My mother, sister, father and I were vacationing in Boston with my mom’s...

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