Beanery Online Literary Magazine

November 2, 2008

Old Dawn & A New Dawn

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

Old Dawn & A New Dawn

The Photodoctor

 
 
work ends
time card marked
tired worker
steps fall
as he
walks home
 
problems at work
lean on him hard
problems with a (more…)

September 30, 2008

FAITH THROWN OVERBOARD

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
FAITH THROWN OVERBOARD
PHILIP LETIZIA

     Many people who hear the word faith feel the bitter cold rush of uneasiness creep up their spine. How can so many people be sure about things? they ask. How can they claim to have a better grasp on all of this than I do?
     Faith is certainty to many. Unwavering. Commitment. Belief in something no one can see, and no one can feel. How can you be sure?
     Those who believe, those who hold tight to faith or a certainty in things not quite understood, still have room for uncertainty, for doubt, and for questions. Yes, the uncertainty is still there. The lie we’ve bought and sold, the lie told to those of us who are less certain, the lie that we can never be allowed to see, is (more…)

January 4, 2008

CARDIAC DISEASE AND DEPRESSION-Is there a connection?

A note to the old faithful and welcome new Beanery Online Literary Magazine readers:

As leader of the Beanery Writers Group and manager of this site, I apologize for the lack of posts since Christmas, when “old man flu” hit my body.

Then, on January 2, 2007, word came that my nephew died, a victim of…suicide…following a deep depression and a doctor’s sloughing off his complaints of a sore back and shoulder. He was only 38 years old!

The autopsy showed that my nephew had such a severe case of hardening of the arteries that  he was a walking time bomb for a fatal eruption. Furthermore, information is coming that heart disease and hardening of the arteries can produce depression.

I intend to research the relationship of cardiac disease and depression. Watch for a future post on the subject. Meanwhile, if any of you have anecdotal stories or evidence of this connection, please E-mail Carolyn at beanerywriters@yahoo.com, with the terms “suicide” or “heart disease” in the address line.

The Beanery Online Literary Magazine will return to its regular posts by January 15, when I am returned home and reoriented to a more regular schedule—and hopefully over this flu bug! Thank you for your patience!