What if, one day, you awoke to find you had become a completely different person. What do you suppose you’d do?
Would you jump in surprise, shocked at strangeness of your predicament? Would you cry out to those around you with distress heavy in your voice?
Suppose they saw you as the person they’d always known, not the you you feel you are inside, what then? Would you accept the change that faced you, sullen with the weight of inefficacy?
Who do you suppose you’d find yourself to be? An old woman? A young boy? Would you be rich? Poor…
Ted Weber is no longer enrolled at Chico State.
Weber, 21, was an English major before depression forced him to withdraw from school for a semester his freshman year.
Since then, his continuing fight with depression has harmed his grades, and his parents refused to pay for school this semester.
“How am I supposed to stop being depressed?” Weber said.
Weber’s battle is not uncommon.
The Counseling Center sees over 1000 students a year for various concerns, said Dr. Mimi Bommersbach, a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked at Chico State for 10 years.
“About 60 percent of the students…
(originally published in 2012)
Bird in Hand operates with the community in mind.
The gift store, located on Broadway Street between West 3rd and 4th streets, houses a menagerie of children’s toys, board games, clothing, gift items, books, kites, and yo-yos.
What sets it apart is its commitment to being the “everyman store” with something for everybody, said owner Bob Malowney, who shares ownership of the store with his wife, Barbara.
The store is a familiar, comfortable place to shop, Malowney said. It’s well lighted, clean, and fun. Anyone who goes there says that it’s a place like nothing else.
(originally published in 2018)
If you’ve heard Tehama County is beautiful, you’re right.
A few Wednesdays ago I decided to take a drive North. I had just finished talking with my mom and needed to clear my head. Sometimes the conversations with her can be difficult, and with the loss of my father a few years back, she lives alone.
I worry about her like any son who loves his mother. I just can’t…be there. I hope you’ve never lost a parent, but if you have, maybe you understand.
So I took a drive up to somewhere I…
I’ve done a lot of traveling. Every star on this screenshot is somewhere I’ve been.
From sea to shining sea.
I’ve been to almost every major city and national park in over 25 states. I used to live in the back of my Honda Element on two folded up memory foam mattress toppers (I showered every few days).
Here are four cities that I would love to move to:
This is merely a test. I am looking to learn more about how Medium works, and to participate on the platform as a software developer.
Here’s my friend’s band performing a few years ago, just to test the video feature of Medium.
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