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Currently reading High Five (Stephanie Plum, No. 5) by Janet Evanovich
Current music selection – The Unseen Guest “Listen My Son” from the album Blues Around the World
Current weather – sunny, clear skies 93°F, light breeze


Winston Churchill

I don’t like standing near the edge of a platform when an express train is passing through.

I like to stand right back and if possible get a pillar between me and the train.

I don’t like to stand by the side of a ship and look down into the water.

A second’s action would end everything.

A few drops of desperation.

~ Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill—one of the greatest, fallible, romantic, vital and charming figures in modern history—was known to suffer from highs and lows. Lows so dark and so steadily recurring that his depression came to be known as his “black dog.”

I have pondered upon the black dog many times.  I have written and spoken about it.  I have searched for answers for many years.  A friend once said, in a reply to one of my posts, “the black dog doesn’t like haircuts.”  It’s true.

Neither does he like shaving, or getting dressed properly.  He avoids warm breakfasts and stimulating conversations.  

Get up, Dress up. Show up.  Sometimes that’s all it takes.

But, when all else fails, take a hot, hot bath.   Oh, yeah – Epsom salts are nice…. and cheap.

Christopher & Winnie in the Bath