A Poem on Being a Puppet

A Poem on Being a Puppet

Puppeteer I am a puppet in a clown’s suit, smiling and dancing when I feel sad and tired.   Someone holds the strings of my life in their hands, moving them this way and that as I move helplessly about the stage of life.   Sometimes I change costumes.  ...
Am I Bruno?

Am I Bruno?

Ignorance is Bliss (?) Not many people ask me about my sobriety. Or about my mental health journey. They don’t ask me how it’s going. No one asks me questions about it. I have no idea what they think. Do they even have questions? I have no idea. One would assume that...
Narcissists Main Weapon – Projection

Narcissists Main Weapon – Projection

The Other Side Not all projections are harmful. For those who take the time to look at their reactions and interactions, Projection can be a helpful tool, as I wrote in Projecting Onto Others Isn’t All Bad. I am not a therapist, so perhaps the professionals...
Lipstick on a Pig – Covering Up Abuse

Lipstick on a Pig – Covering Up Abuse

It happens all of the time. Walking by another human being, and the inevitable weirdness of the question, ‘how are you doing today?’ From a random stranger, my automatic response is ‘Good.’ Because spirit only knows; random stranger does not want to know how I am...
Medications Tapering – The Team, The Plan, The Dream

Medications Tapering – The Team, The Plan, The Dream

Tapering Meds – Have a Plan I have written about tapering my medication. Specifically, sertraline which I have been on for several years. My reasons are more health-related than anything else. I don’t mind being on medication as long as needed, and it is helping...
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