Category Archives: Mental Health

Fire Stories and Signs of Hope

The evening of October 8 began strangely – we went outside and remarked on the warm, high winds. That night, the deadliest fire in state history blazed throughout northern California, awakening residents of multimillion-dollar homes as well as mobile homes … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

How is it already Mother’s Day? It’s already been over a year since I started writing This Little Plot, and I’ve enjoyed it more than I can express. As someone who all too easily gets caught up in worrying about … Continue reading

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“Obshii Yazik” – a Common Language

I recently returned to Russian-language study after a long hiatus during which I was focusing on writing. The process has been a shock, discovering how much one can forget, even in a few short months. Newly lost to me were … Continue reading

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Mother Nature

Yesterday I walked with my husband through Golden Gate Park. One of our city’s most wonderful and varied resources, it reveals deeply hidden treasures each time we visit. From the entrance near 9th Avenue, we ambled all the way down … Continue reading

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Following Saturn

Last week, amazingly, a clear night in San Francisco! Using our poor-quality telescope on the landing between our apartment and little back office, my husband B. and I searched for Saturn for weeks, but due to clouds, fog, and occasional … Continue reading

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The healing power of nature

May is Mental Health Month. How is it more than half over already? Before it’s too late, I want to write about my mother, who’s been schizophrenic all my life. Her brain disease first seriously manifested itself during childbirth, and … Continue reading

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