Back in 2007, I was trying to learn how to give up on my life-long dreams and accept a life of folding sweaters at Macy's and waiting to die. I was pretty non-functional in every way that someone with a mental illness -- in my case -- bipolar disorder, could be dysfunctional. But in the fall of 2007 I started this blog and went about the long, exhausting path of getting back into the world. Starting the blog, which seemed like a lark I would maybe update for a month, then never look at again, eventually saved my life, along with several other people, places and things that all came into motion the next two years until I got to a point where I could leave St. Louis and get back out into the Big Wide World and resume my quest for whatever this life is.
Entries in death (6)
Wonder no more! Meet Judith Hill!
The folks at Urban Beauty Collective got an exclusive interivew with Hill, the studio singer selected by Michael Jackson to a part of his "This Is It" comeback tour who ended up stunning viewers during her rendeitions of "Heal The World" and "We Are the World" at his memorial.
The family's statement:
"Edward M. Kennedy - the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply - died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port," the statement said. "We've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all. He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it's hard to imagine any of them without him."
Read more here at Huffington Post.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's office has ruled that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide, meaning his doctor could face criminal charges for the powerful cocktail of drugs he used to treat Jackson's insomnia before he died.
From Associated Press:
The homicide ruling was based on forensic tests that found the anesthetic propofol combined with at least two sedatives to kill Jackson, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the findings have not been publicly released.
It has become apparent that Jackson has had a dependency on painkillers since the accident that scarred his scalp when his hair caught on fire while filming a commercial for Pepsi in the 1980s. Many, from nurses to other past medical personnel who have claimed to work with the pop star, have said he regularly requested powerful medications to treat his insomnia. But these same medical professionals that fed his habit also had the knowledge to know what a deadly game was being played. So who is at fault? The addict who wanted more or the doctor who knew better?
As if there wasn't already enough sadness to go around, former NFL quarterback Steve McNair was found dead Saturday, shot in the head. He and a 20-year-old woman along side him were killed inside his downtown condo.