Evening song

4F9A7842-Lisa Scheller LLCLife gets in a hurry some days. The bandwagon moves on, and really, all I want to do is be here to watch the softening of the light at the end of every day. Crickets and meadowlarks, and all the other insects and birds whose names I do not know, share their evening song. The flowers bloom both day and night, stalwart even in their lives so short.

The importance of listening

“On that afternoon I finally learned that when any of us is in pain, the greatest gift you can give is to listen, patiently and purely.” — Mark Lukach

Read the full story by Mark Lukach here.

Articles about suicide prevention

While there have been so many articles about suicide in the news recently, this insightful article by Melinda Moore, assistant professor of psychology at Eastern Kentucky University and clinical division director of the American Association of Suicidology, stopped me in my tracks. Her writing addresses the contagion of suicide, something that suicide-loss survivors inherently understand. You may read her article here: What we are still not getting about preventing suicide, its contagion


Sharing the story

It’s difficult to fathom the tragedy of suicide, especially among youths. I was stunned to read that since last fall, suicide has claimed the lives of eight teenagers in northeast Ohio. Because Linda Shaw, illustrator for The Story of The Bear lives in that area, The Record-Courier newspaper in Kent, Ohio, published an article about The Story of The Bear. Here’s the link to the story.

Thank you

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Today, I dropped off copies of The Story of The Bear at The Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas. Thank you to owner Danny Caine, whose bookshop is the inaugural store to carry this book.



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