Big V's Ramblings

Saturday, February 21, 2015

"Say Hello To Dave!" Part Two

She stopped outside the diner, pulled a pack of ‘Virginia Slims’ cigarettes from her small burgundy purse and talked with some friends. Her friends just smoked and gabbed but went on to their day, but she had always smoked her ‘Slim’ right down to the filter. She flicked it away on the street and... Sign in to see full entry.

"Say Hello To Dave!"

A prolouge of sorts. This story is based on real conversations I had with the killer that this story centers around. He was doing 'natural life' for the crimes he committed that they knew about but he told me they "didn't know the half of it!" This man was obviously mentally ill but he was extremely... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Struggle Within - Part Twenty Two & Author Comments

Epilogue With the end of this piece in sight, I can look back and see the steps our family has had to take to get to this point. As I tried to explain earlier, I started this project for one reason and finished it for another. The things that have occurred in our personal lives have been extremely... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Struggle Within - Part Twenty One

Once you learn to control your breathing, the next step is to learn to control your heart rate. Whenever you get excited, one of the first signs will be you notice your heart is beating faster than normal. With sufficient practice, you can learn to control it just as you learned to slow your... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Struggle Within - Part Twenty

We are all dancing on the edge of Life. When we are born, we are all basically the same. It is only our beliefs and opinions that make us different. You need only to open your eyes to open your mind. How I Relax While it may not be universally true, most people who struggle with depression have a... Sign in to see full entry.

The Struggle Within - Part Nineteen

“Wisdom comes alone through suffering.” And It Burns, Burns, Burns - The Ring of Fire (With apologies to Johnny Cash) We all handle grief and stress differently and can take greater and lesser amounts of pressure. I had lived a pressure filled life in the medical field and have been blessed with the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Struggle Within - Part Eighteen

Again... This section carries my personal thoughts at a time I feared for my own sanity in the battle to save my wife. Everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong... and my friends deserted me by the dozens. This is a true telling of probably the darkest hours of my life. I had no... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Struggle Within - Part Seventeen

In this section there are many personal revalations that were hard for me to write and even harder for me to read. I'm sure you will see what I mean. Thanks. - V In a couple places in this story, I mention things that happened while she was away. For reasons that will seem foreign to the average... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Struggle Within - Part Sixteen

A day or so after Halloween, I began to notice that my wife was becoming more agitated all the time. Her personality was changing from her normal cheerfulness, and she was becoming prone to outbursts of violent and sometimes very vulgar tirades that would last twenty to thirty seconds. Oddly enough,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Struggle Within - Part Fifteen

Judy had gone to work at 7PM on a Friday night and on most days, she would have been home about 8AM, or on a busy night, it might have been 9AM. I knew that she would call before departing for home as part of a long standing tradition we had. Whenever we separate from each other, our last words are... Sign in to see full entry.

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