Day after

The day after 9/11 people changed……for awhile.  People connected more.  People went out of their way to tell people they loved how much they loved them.  People waved flags, talked, and went out of their way to help each other.  Mr. Roger’s mother said it best, “Always look for the helpers.”  After the tragedy of…

What it is not

In the media, online and gossip around me have some fairly messed up ideas about PTSD.  PTSD/CPTSD is not rudeness, cruelty to others, or criminal behavior.  Recently, I heard someone say that the reason a person was so rude was because they were mentally ill.  WRONG.  Missing social skills, yes.  Lack of proper upbringing, yes. …

Milestone Literally

Last week end I took a trip with my daughter.  In the past, she did all the driving while I chatted with the kids, crocheted or slept.  This time she felt sick.  Our choices were go home or I drive.  I chose to drive.  I hit a record of driving almost 8 hours.  I haven’t…