A life spared

Father and son hugging, one facing us. Contented.

He was just a kid. Not long ago, he was doing English, math, and biology at school. How on Earth was he now here, alone, in a strange country, facing the likelihood of being shot and killed?

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How I got through depression

Small plant emerging from soil with a ray of sunlight shining on it.

I have had a few experiences with depression in my life, but one was particularly rough. It was in 1998 and I was working in the pharmaceutical industry at the time. My job had been in R&D but I had felt lost for a while. I’d recently changed jobs into a broader role in an…

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