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Anonymous: I am a big advocate for mental health. Your mind is one of the most important things you need to maintain! I have two children that are on the spectrum. My daughter who is Autistic and my youngest son who is Autistic with Sensory Processing Disorder. My Eldest is newly diagnosed with ADHD.
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U.S. combat Army veteran Kryn Miner, 44, served 11 deployments in seven years. Since returning home, Kryn has suffered from Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder and a traumatic brain injury after a bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2010 threw him into a wall – one of 19 blasts he endured over the two decades of service to his country.
On April 29, Kryn died from a gunshot wound after he threw a gun to his teenage son, who shot and killed his father in defense of his mother and sibling. It was a tragic ending to a stellar military career. Kryn even tried to take his own life last September. But according to his wife Amy, none of this would have happened if the U.S. government was as vigilant to care for their veterans as they are to deploy them overseas in battle.
The 39-year-old widow explained to the Associated Press…
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Originally posted on Flavorwire:
Great characters in literature get all the credit, but the fictional spaces they occupy are often just as interesting and can provide an opportunity for the reader to go even deeper into a story. What would some of your favorite stories be without the creepy old farmhouses, crumbling castles, and estates overlooking a body of water whose waves crash against the rocks at night? Today, as we celebrate the birthday of Daphne du Maurier — a writer who gave us one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable grand old homes, in Rebecca — we’re rounding up the most memorable structures that served as settings for some of our favorite stories.
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Originally posted on Secret Scotland:
I was really pleased to see a media article which announced the return of a web site which had unfortunately evaporated due to unfortunate circumstances some years ago, and which I therefore thought had been lost forever, which would have been sad.
The site had been created as part of a much wider effort to mark the 60th anniversary of celebrations to mark V-Day on Bute. Considerable material was collected at the time, much of it not generally known, and a book was also published at the same time.
“Bute’s War”, a book by Jess Sandeman, who was a War veteran, former Chief WREN, and a long-time voluntary genealogist at the Bute Museum, was launched early in June 2005 to coincide with the island’s V-Day festivities. I was able to obtain a copy from the author, who ultimately passed away only a few years later, in…
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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Both aspiring and established authors have been using their blogs to test new material, interact with their readers, and promote their latest work. Today, let’s celebrate the recent release of three new books by WordPress.com writers.
Life on a boat off the coast of Italy sounds like a great topic for a book, right? How about that same premise, with a clever Siamese cat as the narrator (and protagonist)?
That’s the level of fun that awaits you in Bailey Boat Cat: Adventures of a Feline Afloat, which Bloomsbury just published in Europe last week. While Americans have to wait until September for the US release, everyone can enjoy Bailey’s day-to-day musings on his blog (kindly hosted by author Louise Kennedy).
Jacob Bacharach, a Pittsburgh-based writer, imagines the surreal life of a young man in that same city in his debut novel, The Bend of the World. Complete with a hypochondriac grandmother…
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