What I Learned From Robin Williams’ Passing, Part II: Advice From My Mom

August 18, 2014

Robin-WilliamsThank you, everyone, for the outpouring of kind words about my Robin Williams post last week (click here to read “What I Learned From Robin Williams’ Passing”). A bunch of people shared it on Facebook and Twitter. It appears to have resonated at a time people were looking to make sense out of a confusing, devastating turn of events.

The most thought-provoking conversation I had about it was with Read the rest of this entry »

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What I Learned From Robin Williams’ Passing

August 12, 2014

Robin-WilliamsThere have been a few occasions in my life where I’ve resisted the urge to chuck a lime at someone’s head, like Mrs. Doubtfire did, and then blame it on an unknown assailant who committed a “run-by fruiting.” I paid close attention to “Dead Poets Society” – shedding plenty of tears in the process – because it was the first movie that prominently featured teenage suicide that I saw after I tried to kill myself during my teenage years. And I can’t count the times that I’ve turned to Read the rest of this entry »