Monique Colver
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The Last Good Daughter

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 1:55pm 5 Comments

Welcome to yet another Happy Suicide Prevention Month!

I’ve been looking at suicides, because, y’know, hobby, and it’s heartbreaking how many people think there’s no other option. They’re so beaten down, or in so much pain, or they’re at the end of their rope (sometimes literally, which is a terrible joke), or something. There are so many young people who don’t know yet, and some people never do figure it out, that most of what seems so painful is bullshit. The world is full of…


A Friday Story: an Early Lies Essay

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:27pm 1 Comment

I love Fridays. I’m not sure why, since I often end them by saying to self, “Self, you didn’t get enough done, and now you’re going to have to work tomorrow!”

I don’t always work tomorrow when I say I will, but I’ve had some health issues that have been annoying me and I use them as an excuse. I’m all about using excuses to get out of work.

I’m also all about calling myself lazy when I’m not, but that goes back to some of the early lies, the ones where I was told I was lazy and…


A Stepfather's Death

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 12:05pm 5 Comments

Recently I attended a funeral for a lovely man who married my mother years ago. Then they buried him next to my mother.

We didn’t get along well for many years – by the time I met him I was already married, and living overseas, so it’s not as if knew him as a stepfather. When I had first called my mother and told her I was getting married (at the altogether unreasonable age of 19 to a man I barely knew), my mother, who was in a relationship with the man she would later marry (we can…


It's Been Awhile

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 8:26pm 0 Comments

It is now May of 2013 and somehow the last six months just slipped away, falling down the slippery slope of life. Isn’t that always the way?

Not always, of course. It’s just a phrase I like to throw in to pretend I’m saying something profound when I’m not.

We spent much of the winter running a doggie hospice, which in itself was exhausting, but what else are you going to do? When the dog in question gets to be 15 and just can’t keep up her end of the agreement, made when she…


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Greeting of the Day

Posted by Ron Powell on June 16, 2019 at 10:08am 0 Comments

Go Big or Go Home

Posted by Ron Powell on June 16, 2019 at 9:30am 2 Comments

Waiting And Seeing

Posted by Robert B. James on June 16, 2019 at 7:29am 1 Comment

Leaving the Purple House

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 15, 2019 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

As Luck Would Have It

Posted by Robert B. James on June 15, 2019 at 3:04pm 1 Comment

PreOP Poem

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 14, 2019 at 1:33pm 2 Comments

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