Coming out of a bad news weekend, I come into work this morning and SSG Phung is on staff duty so is at the front desk.
I wasn’t really close to Crowner or anything like that. I am in the TVS section, he was on the NM side. We did work close enough in proximity and mutual job inter-dependency to be more than mere… Continue Reading
When it’s a child, when the family is tangibly real to you, when you know the parent. What to say to them when their child dies by suicide… The saying is real: A parent should never have to experience the death of their child. I simply cannot imagine the horrific thoughts, reactions, parents experience… Continue Reading
One of the new laws that took effect yesterday allows terminally ill patients to choose to end their lives with prescription drugs. The story on Hawaii News Now about the law, and online comments about it, got me thinking about it. I mean it’s easy to have a passing opinion on whether it should be allowed… Continue Reading
His suicide took the world by surprise. First thoughts are why, he had it going on? But nobody knows what dark places he was in mentally. I loved your Parts Unknown series. Rest in peace.
This was a shocker to me. Not that I was a devout fan of [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williams]Robin Williams[/url] per se, but he was a brilliant comedian and actor. He was one of those whose abilities to do ad hoc and ad lib comedy as well as perform across the entire range of acting roles fro … Continue Reading
I had just watched (an obvious re-airing of) Richard Jeni’s 2005 cable special “A Big Heaping Pile of Me” in early ’07. Lou and I had decided that he was good (in our book), funny, and that we should keep track of coming specials and performances of his. Funny how that went down. As it … Continue Reading
Bud Dwyer commits suicide on live TV. Not that I have or had any connection to Pennsylvania or anything on that day. But I do remember that morning of the live TV airing of him offing himself. The TV was on in the dayroom in the company barracks. I was in Korea and had gone to the barracks (I lived in the NCO barracks … Continue Reading
I vaguely remember seeing something about this way back when I was a teen. I’m not sure why I remembered her name and the horrific thing she did by shooting herself while on the air.