Author Archives: GeorgeInDesMoines

About GeorgeInDesMoines

“Mary Crawley incarnate”

Drunk on Sunshine

Like Christmas, I think appreciate summers in Iowa more because they come but once a year. I recently celebrated my birthday. It was so joyful I don’t ever want to forget it: a cloud-free sunshine day, a bike ride by … Continue reading

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Spring Happens

I’m beginning to exit my winter hibernation state – finally. What have I been up to? Besides spending time at the police station… Continue reading

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1,000 miles

Have you ever met someone who reminded you of your past self? I did recently. It got me to thinking about the past, what I’ve gleaned this year, where I’m going and HOW I’m going. Continue reading

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To thine own self, be kind.

With age comes wisdom. Educating friends, family, and co-workers about mental wellness can be exhausting. Continue reading

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The Art of Letting Go

I’ve been preparing for the colder weather by decorating and cleaning. Wow! I am really beginning to relate to the people on the television show “Hoarders”. Continue reading

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I Hate Autumn

My relationship status with Autumn on Facebook is “It’s complicated.” Continue reading

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We Are Not Alone

Mental illness is a medical illness like cancer. Yet the pain of mental illness is invisible and hard to understand. Continue reading

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