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Sadness Or Depression

Will you question with me once this question;

Just and only this one?

Are sadness and depression

one and the same?

A hundred companies

claim they have a dozen cures

for depression

but not one I can find

claims they have a cure

for sadness.

I don’t think I have depression.

I never could sleep

and I seldom eat, anyway.

I still get up

get dressed

get to work.

No, this is not depression.

I know for certain, nothing.

I am absolutely certain I know nothing for sure.

I think, though I can’t be sure.

I believe I have sadness.

No one claims on TV to have a cure for sadness.

Does this mean

they would cure your depression

but leave you with a boatload of sadness?

This is one more question than I promised.


I am told the kind of sadness I have takes time for recovery.

You don’t get over it.

You only hope to go through it.

I have already been sad all I want to be sad.

I just haven’t been sad long enough to be over being sad.

How can time cure your sadness if every first time you face

just reminds me I am sad?

Since I cannot stop asking more questions

than I said I would

I will stop,

except to ask you this last one,

Does anyone else ever feel the same?


The Perfect Villain, Post Nine-Saturday, June 3, 2017

I did not think to call this Common Man to come help me. He had come and gone and promised coming again before I get there in the first place. His appearance is the Uncaused Cause, of Creation, of Redemption and of End Things Creation is vast, but limited. Redemption is expansive, but limited. The… Continue Reading

The Perfect Villain, Post Six

Follow God? Obey God? Sacrifice for God? I barely want anything to do with God. That is, if God is only or mostly the silly, smug person presented in our dumbed down churches. God better be better than what we hear, or what is the point? Most Americans could attain the same things we get… Continue Reading

Perfect Villian, Post Two

Months ago I promised a second post to the one just previous to this one. I promised it “tomorrow.” Months ago. My tomorrows almost never get here.   The Perfect Villain, Post Two Long, long ago, before the word villain meant evil, or enemy, it meant ordinary. Plainness was villainy. Commonness implied evil, denoted the… Continue Reading

Alternative Facts

For once, those of us who find our rest in Christian Theology may have understand the words of a political superstar better than other persons who trade only in data. When Kellyanne Conway said she was going to put forward some “alternative facts,” theologians smiled wistfully. We were happy to here an Empirical, data driven… Continue Reading

In America, Racial Humor Will…

…cause some serious strain on relationships. So, it is with the greatest fear that I acknowledge a well-known racial fact. Ready? As we enter the six hour marathon known as the Academy Awards, or Oscars (all rights reserved, trademarked name), I lament this racial certainty. Apparently, I am the only white man in America who… Continue Reading

Time for NCAA March Madness Bracket

Although March Madness has more to do with anger over depleted rosters than mania over keen competition, shreds of the old feelings remain. The NCAA championship does force a champion to actually win on the court. Six wins will do, spread over three weekends, against increasingly deserving competition each time. One loss will indeed end… Continue Reading