A Lone Leaf

Rowdy, my grand-dog, and I have done our fair share of walking in the rain lately! Like many on the east AND west coast, we’ve had one of the rainiest (and warmest) early winters on record. I live in a hilly, wooded area of town and as often as I curse the incline I am compelled

Beneath the Mask of Depression

Depression is often characterized as a deep sense of hopelessness. It typically arises after a devastating rejection, disappointment or loss. I described a little of my experience with depression in my recent posts,  Living Under the Cloud and  A Crack in the Night Sky. Depression, however, set down its roots within me in childhood when