The Chris Chronicles
The book is NOT finished!
The book that I thought was done is currently undergoing a facelift. There is a new cover and a professional edit in process. I’ll update this when it is ready.
No, the book is not finished but my right ankle is finsihed for a while, 6-8 weeks, and I am stranded in Tijuana while I recover. I could use some help. I invite you to check out the fundraiser I had to start that tells the entire story.
Looking for the Podacst, “Let’s Get Naked About Mental Health!,” or the page, “Gentler Insanities Anonymous”? I made them their own home. You can find them here:
The Coffee Chronicles
This is really where it all began. In 2001, I created a website and started writing columns. It was Pretty and me in an apartment in Maryland, searching for purpose and mercy. Well, I was searching for purpose and mercy; Pretty was searching for new napping places. Pretty now naps beyond the rainbow bridge. Me? Still searching. But I am getting closer to purpose, not so much the mercy.
As I relearn how to adjust my website, I am refocusing away from “An Odyssey Through Covid America.” It is still all here. You can find a link to all of the original material above.
Now? On to next.
I began a podcast, “Let’s Get Naked About Mental Health” where I dive deep into my mental health journey. I try to be an authentic voice to help people understand themselves and loved ones who struggle.
The next book is in progress as well.
I have gotten more into videos and am using social media to have fun and entertain. People find my misadevtures as fun as my adventures. I do as well.
You are welcome to follow along.
The Coffee Chronicles
Lessons Learned from a Bar Fight
From posts I am seeing, I imagine that many people were disappointed by other people in 2022. I am reading a knee jerk reaction, about how if we don’t have expectations, we will never be disappointed. Umm, no. It is all about a bar fight in SW Philly.
Perspective: Use It or Lose It
2022 was one of the toughest years of my life. It got downright ugly. I’ll make the jokes and share the memes on Facebook because they are funny, but I’ll also look back on 2022 fondly.
Or this might be a part of Let’s Get Naked About Mental Health! Anyway… I firmly decided not to have a Christmas. It was not a choice to be miserable, but just make it another day. There’s a podcast about it. In the podcast, I talk about my aversion to Christmas and...
I’m Still Here!
Hello from Tijuana! Where I am literally still here. Trapped. Stranded. But really enjoying the beautiful weather. You really don't want to know what the weather is like here. I was supposed in be in Minnesota by now, in my home, but, well, it's a long story. I know:...
No, I haven't stopped. I have just been concentrating on other areas. So, I thought I would catch you up in case you don't do the social media thing. First, a recent post I made on Facebook. A friend just posted this about the Phillies but I’m saving it for future...
Let Them Eat Cake?
Let Them Eat Cake?
Recently, I was triggered by a post I saw by a mental health professional. They posted the following and a picture of an advertisement they saw on Facebook for teletherapy:
Episode 12: Something About Hope
In this episode, I’ll be getting away from the depressing stuff. I think I did my part for Suicide Awareness Month, but I am going to move away from it a bit and talk about something that caught up to me a little while ago: hope.
Dog Stories: A Memoir
Tales of the Great Water Bringer Without exception, the homeless people I met in Austin were the kindest anywhere I traveled in the US during my odyssey through Covid America. I encountered a lot of desperation, especially among the homeless people as I traveled. They...
An Intervention by the Universe
This is the second time this has happened. It is the oddest thing. It's a good thing, but I am not understanding it. I really couldn't have broken my ankle at the worst time. I've been here since April but it was time to get moving. I like it here, would have loved to...
Updating, Not Spam!
Hello Everybody! If you have chosen to follow my page, thank you! If you have been flooded with posts recently, my apologies! I have been in the process of updating my website. Some parts just work better as posts as opposed to pages, which you receive automatically....
Murphy Got Me Again
This is difficult for me. Very difficult. I can offer help anywhere and anytime, even when I don't have it. Asking? It makes me...ugh. I'm in a bad spot. My spirits are up, but my butt and bank account are down and I am stranded in Tijuana with a fractured ankle. The...
Episode 6: Triggers, Stuttering and Coping
Episode 6 is a wrap! I think I am finally starting to get the hang of this? I remembered to plug everything in and managed it in one take. Uploading has gotten easier as well as I get my system down. There is even an "All Episodes" Page and "Support the Podcast" Page....