Warmth/Extended Family


My mother died February 15, 2009. She instilled in me an appreciation for art and any type of creative endeavor and I will always carry that with me for the rest of my life. I miss her greatly.

The D.U.S.K. group (a mens depression group) and the anxiety, panic, and OCD group kindly tolerated me reading some of my writings over the years, which allowed me to build some self-confidence.

Larry: Thank you for the kindness and respect you’ve shown me throughout these dark times I’ve had and will continue to fight against for as long as I have to. It’s nice to know you’re on my side.

Everyone at Mental Health America of Lancaster County who afforded me an amazing opportunity to speak at their 2009 Annual Meeting about my life and struggles with recovery. Each of them deserve all the happiness in the universe for everything they do to fight the stigma regarding mental illness that unfortunately still exists out there. Keep up the good fight!

Matt’s empathy is awe-inspiring. the amount of gratitude I owe him can’t even be put into words.


Friends/Extended Family



4 Responses to Warmth/Extended Family

  1. Thank you for your kind words, bb. Sorry to hear of your loss.

  2. bb says:

    My mother died unexpectedly late in 2004, and my most effective way of dealing has been to simply think of my time with her as sort of a secret gift (which it actually was) not bestowed upon the unknowing mass of humanity. Of course I didn’t realize this at the time, but only because I lacked the proper state of mind to appreciate her to an extent that justified how much better my life was because of her presence. Better than winning the lottery every day if you actually think about it. Maybe this mindset can help you place the loss of what from your writings sounds like a wonderful lady somewhere appropriate.

    I also have to say that your Soundcloud page has the single greatest collection of Autechre remixes that I’ve found to date. Years of stumbling around newsgroups and forums getting a title here and there, and BOOM, you’ve got all the good ones. In short, thank you!

  3. Your kind words mean a lot to me, Janice. Thank you. [ad infinitum]

  4. Dear Brad,
    I am deeply touched to be listed in your extended family. You enrich my life in so many ways. My mother died within six weeks of being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. I cannot begin to imagine what your Mom’s illness did to her and then to you. But her goodness is reaching out to others through you and so is your own strength that she enjoyed watching flower in you.

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