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May 26, 2019

“I used to be somebody, but since I left my work I feel like a nobody,” a recently retired attorney said to me. His struggle was not fleeting. Suicidal thoughts had been intruding for months on what he thought would be the most enjoyable part of his life. “You’re makin...

May 19, 2019

It's spring and the world is coming alive again! It may surprise you that spring is the peak time of year for suicides. In 2017 there were over 70,000 suicides in the United States—almost 200 per day—the highest in fifty years. 

I made this brief video (link below) with...

May 11, 2019

This photo is of a nest in a hanging basket next to our front door. The two carolina wren chicks are easy to see. But why are there still two eggs (look closely for the second one beneath to top chick)? These are cowbird eggs. We caught the cowbird in the act of laying...

May 4, 2019

As I watched the replays of the steeple of Notre Dame Cathedral falling I felt a “Can this really be happening?” shudder move through me. My first reflections on that fire were about impermanence—how, as Robert Frost put it, “nothing gold can stay.” Not our best cathed...

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