Just Weighing ⁓ Traumatic Blessings

Seeking post-traumatic growth?

Is positive growth possible from traumatic experiences such as accidents, catastrophes, illnesses, & other major stressors? Are hidden disasters lurking in seemingly wonderful and joyous moments?
Life is a series of surprises flowing in all directions: chaos out of order and order within chaos.

Just a Little Too American

Just a Little Too American

Vincent Triola

I seem to remember writing this shortly after The Lost Vodka Infusion, upon return from a trip to her parent's home where her family and friends joked about race and...

Just a Little Too American

Vincent Triola

I seem to remember writing this shortly after The Lost Vodka Infusion, upon return from a trip to her parent's home where her family and friends joked about race and...

PATRICIDE IN ABSENTIA

PATRICIDE IN ABSENTIA

Terry Trueman

I miss my dad. Not that whole dewy-eyed, sentimental, made-For-TV kind of miss him. Not Disney or sitcoms or the hero of the story whose kids all adore him.

PATRICIDE IN ABSENTIA

Terry Trueman

I miss my dad. Not that whole dewy-eyed, sentimental, made-For-TV kind of miss him. Not Disney or sitcoms or the hero of the story whose kids all adore him.

On October 24, 1997 my stepson hung himself from the deck at the back of our house.

On October 24, 1997 my stepson hung himself fro...

Terry Trueman

I found him, lips purple, body still as an empty shoe. He hung, a horror sculpture, motionless, silent. I'm pretty sure that his neck was broken, blue-black

On October 24, 1997 my stepson hung himself fro...

Terry Trueman

I found him, lips purple, body still as an empty shoe. He hung, a horror sculpture, motionless, silent. I'm pretty sure that his neck was broken, blue-black

Death of a Poet ~ Mary Oliver

Death of a Poet ~ Mary Oliver

Terry Trueman

Mary Oliver died. And while I had heard of her, And her work, At the time, I hadn’t bothered quite yet To read much of her.

Death of a Poet ~ Mary Oliver

Terry Trueman

Mary Oliver died. And while I had heard of her, And her work, At the time, I hadn’t bothered quite yet To read much of her.

Friendship Fail

Friendship Fail

Terry Trueman

Always felt to me Situational and that she based a desire to be friends On her belief that maybe I could do something for her, Something that would advance her...

Friendship Fail

Terry Trueman

Always felt to me Situational and that she based a desire to be friends On her belief that maybe I could do something for her, Something that would advance her...

I Don’t Say This to Be Negative…

I Don’t Say This to Be Negative…

Terry Trueman

The American empire is over.

I Don’t Say This to Be Negative…

Terry Trueman

The American empire is over.