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Bluntly Ask About Suicide

We are losing too many people to suicide. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that more than twice as many people in the United States killed themselves (47,173) in 2017 as were murdered (19,510). It was the second-leading cause of death of people aged 10–34 and the fourth-leading cause for people aged 35–54. This problem…

Fix Yourselves, Not Each Other

Do you want to succeed? Then be what they need. Be the person to them that you want them to be to you. If you’re doing that and this still isn’t working, then you’re probably in the wrong relationship.

From Homeless to Angel

“Several people in your town showed me a kindness and generosity that no one else ever did,” he said. “I’ve always been the poor, dirty bum and most people wouldn’t give me a second look. Now that I have a solid job, I want to do something too. Can I send you some money to…

My Dog Gets It. Why Don’t We?

I never contemplated having another dog. My previous foray into that did not go well; I adopted two rescue dogs during my time in Puerto Rico that were completely unteachable. When it was time to move back to the continental U.S., I found good homes for both and wished their new families bueno suerte as I backed…


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Hi! I’m Frank. I’m a military veteran and sometime-journalist who enjoys sharing my observations of the world with folks who aren’t afraid to either agree or disagree with my takes. I won’t bore you with the specifics of my C.V. Suffice it to say, I graduated from a college you’ve likely never heard of, I’m from a state you’ve likely never been to, and I’ve done some journalism stuff–some of which has been recognized, but most of which has not. Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. When I’m not spending time with my wonderful kids and husband, I love writing about my fascination with food, adventure, and living a healthy and organized life!

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