Self-management in the face of depression

I am extremely depressed this morning.  This may be a “monthly.”  I find myself hyper-self-critical; ready to take anything someone may say the wrong way; ready to snap.

I’m dealing with various issues in various places that may help explain it, but as opposed to engaging in excuses or blame, I need to deal with what is.

I was in Dunkin’ Donuts at 9:00 and chose to check the library schedule for this week; to chart out what days I would go to the library and what other days I would go to church.

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8 Major Problems with Drug Treatment in Prison

“It’s a proven fact that prison doesn’t do anything for drug addiction — nothing. Then when they come back they’re recidivists. If you say prison is for punishment, fine. But if you say it’s so people don’t come back then you’ve got to do something so they don’t come back.”

8 Major Problems with Drug Treatment in Prison

Originally posted 2015-12-03.

Headlines about race

Beginning as of the earliest link below, I have, and plan to continue to, attempted in good faith to copy every single headline that appears in my Yahoo! News feed pertinent attitudes toward race.

My hypothesis was that, overwhelmingly, it is only the attitudes of white people towards race, that are studied and reported.  The data here below speak for themselves.

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Podcast — Issues for the midterms

For What It’s Worth

Podcast — Issues for the midterms

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Music:  Buffalo Springfield, “For What It’s Worth”

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The babies in the river

A parable of relief vs. advocacy

“Relief” refers to providing for needy people’s immediate survival needs — food, shelter and clothing, direct material gifts.  “Advocacy” refers to political activism, meant to change policies and laws.  People and organizations who presume to serve the poor, face choices as to which one to emphasize.

The parable of the babies in the river addresses that choice.  Activists love it.  Desmond Tutu and others have endorsed it.

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