I have been dwelling on the dark side of my brain for about a month now. I recently received some "not good but not necessarily bad" news from my annual physical. I instantly got the webmd flu. Anything that COULD possibly be wrong... suddenly BECAME wrong. To make matters worse, I was not receiving any … Continue reading Once it’s gone…
What a deal! The long weekend and After I get home from work, I get to have the house to myself! No wife, no kid! Just me and, well... Me! My wife calls and asks when I'm coming home, she says she is in no rush to leave. I came home as soon as I … Continue reading I survived
I've haven't known Adam that long (My fault really). Like most of my close brothers, we crossed paths because of the bagpipes. Adam has a way about him, a kind of immediate family effect. Talk to him and you find out quick, you need to be his friend. Like many of us however, Adam was … Continue reading Adam tells us why brotherhood is so important in his life
"I just need someone to talk to, I don't need any of that hippie stuff." I must have said that dozens of times. The problem was that talking wasn't helping. It hadn't helped for the last few doctors, in reality, it only pushed me away. It delayed treatment. Every time a doctor tried talking to … Continue reading Not every doctor is for you!
Fear & Shame If I was physically injured saving someone from a fire everyone would see me as a hero. What if I was mentally injured saving someone? Would everyone still see me as a hero? Would you have any hesitation reporting a mental injury over a physical injury? I think many of us would. … Continue reading Silence is deadly
Brett is another man that I'm proud to call a brother. He had overcome so much in life and on the job. Below is a message I received from him tonight about a proud moment in his day. Remember that you are never alone, and as always, if you need anything, or just want to … Continue reading Brett faces his bad times head on!
Joe Kovalski is a brother of mine. Not because we have the same parents, but because we share a common story. We are both Firefighters, we both love Pipe and Drum music, and we both could have very easily not been here to tell our stories. What follows is an article that has appeared … Continue reading Angry Joe