Category Archives: Friendship

Names and Life are Weird. So is the Author.

Since so few people read the  About the Author page I am going to pretend, just this once, that it is a regular blog post  — on the off-chance I can lure you to read about the author here. Like … Continue reading

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Swing Set and Engine Hoist

I doubt that my male friends who work on cars would naturally think of a swingset as a possible engine hoist – but then ours was not an ordinary swing set. Anchored on one end by a substantial Pear Tree … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures in Ordinary Time

There are the certainties that come with life that can be painful: death, taxes, changing planes in Atlanta. There are the seasonal bumps in life that come at an inconvenient time: colds and flu, yard cleanup, leaky plumbing, exam time. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day for this High Maintenance Woman

A friend of mine asked me on Sunday what we would be doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. She hasn’t known us for all that long, nor does she know us too well. I got to thinking about how … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Fix It, It Won’t Go Away, and Some Days it is Crushingly Painful

  Despite what other people’s lives look like on the surface, I would say that probably all of us, at some time or another have been overwhelmed by fear, loneliness, pain, sorrow, or loss that is so overwhelming we don’t … Continue reading

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On the Desire that Friends Should Meet . . .

Ever since I first left home for college, I have had a recurring desire: that friends dear to me from one setting should meet friends dear to me from another. When I made friends in college, I well remember fervently … Continue reading

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An Insider’s View of Depression, Anxiety, Thoughts of Suicide, and Traveling the Road

Dear Friends and Readers of When the River Won’t Flow, Twice before I have posted something written by others. Today I want to share a very special piece written by a dear friend of mine, who has remained my friend … Continue reading

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Love and an Acre of Land

Once upon a time there was a married couple who preferred, despite everything that demanded their attention or pulled them in different directions, to be together. They were so connected with each other and so happy being together that sometimes … Continue reading

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Nashville and Risk Taking

Four more days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and then my last day of work at my present place of employment on Thursday.   I find it rather darkly humorous that the song running through my head for the past ten days is … Continue reading

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The Countdown is On

I find myself in an odd emotional state. In the midst of a major transition in life, my emotional triggers are right under the surface. In a single ten minute period, I move between being so happy that I can … Continue reading

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