After I emerged from the depression that filled my twenties, I discovered some old friends didn’t care for the new me. This is part of the condition we seldom talk about.
Friends come and go. But to see my ex-bestie degenerate into a passing nod was too much to bear – and also not.
Ambition is a strange phenomenon. It can enable us to climb the highest peaks, but only the self-aware will admire the view.
There are positives to be gained from bouts of madness from time to time, but knowing the “why” is far more rewarding than the act.
While dementia is real, the proliferation of misinformation online often magnifies symptoms that may not exist.
We don’t know the name Riet Hoogland, but we certainly should. Hers is a story of sacrifice, belief, and renewal.
As a somewhat cynical, still open-minded spiritual seeker, I decided to attend my own funeral to see if I felt anything.
I may have lost my father twenty-five years ago, but no one told me about the complicated nature of grief.
In the final installment of his “Dear Grandson” column, Stan Gerding talks about graduating from college, retiring from the Navy, the several jobs he held after that, and officially retiring.