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I am a father of 3 girls and 1 boy, I have 3 grandsons. I have a love for reading and writing.
I love fishing with my son, and I have a love for cats.

  • Getting Back To The Pen

    It has been so long since I have written anything, I had started a few times but not even halfway through whatever I was writing about I would have a huge blowout (ANGER) and like always, after doing so I would go into my bedroom and retreat into one of the darkest, most dangerous places I could go (inside my own head).

  • Cerebral Prison

    Being a prisoner inside one’s own cranium is one of the darkest and loneliest places to be, and sometimes even the most dangerous.

  • Dear Younger Me, Hang In There

    I am sorry that it took me so long to get you some help. Here in the year 2018, you still battle with depression, and anxiety but you are learning to deal with it better, along with medications of course, but you have now been drug and alcohol free for 20-21 years and life isn’t so bad.

  • Alone In A Crowded World

    Alone In A Crowded World Have you ever felt like you are not even a part of this world? Like you are on the outside looking in? Have you ever felt so alone even when being surrounded by others? This… Read More ›

  • Mothers Day Blues

    Mother’s day is a wonderful day for many people around the world who are celebrating their mother’s. Mother’s day isn’t like that for me… Read More

  • Self-Injury: Gary’s Story

    What could possibly cause a person to pick up a knife, or a razor blade and purposely cut themselves? Different people have different reasons for doing this.

  • Better Days To Come

    We are so much more capable and stronger than we realize, especially at a time of feeling so weak.

  • The Masks We Wear

    We all wear masks at times, but some of us more than others. Just how many masks can a person wear? I suppose that all depends on the severity of one’s mental status. How do we know when the final mask has come off? Is there really any normality for us? In other words, can we distinguish what’s real and what isn’t?

  • New Motherhood: 15 Ways For New Moms To De-stress

    New Motherhood: 15 Ways For New Moms To De-stress By: Gary Bassler Being a new mom can be a magical time, a time when a woman may finally find her true purpose in life. A time when it is no… Read More ›

  • 10 Signs That Labor Is Near: By Crystal Bassler

      10 Signs That Labor Is Near By: Crystal Bassler Throughout pregnancy, most expectant parents wonder, “How will I know when I am really in labor.” Gynecologists tell pregnant women to wait to go to the hospital until they are… Read More ›

  • Poison Bottle – Poem By: Gary B

    Joy through the bottle, did never I find. I was locked in a prison within my own mind, Darkness and fear encircled my head, better I thought that I should be dead. But a light came upon me, as I… Read More ›

  • Hi, My name is Gary.

    My name is Gary. I have a severe social phobia called Paruresis, also called shy bladder syndrome. There are a lot of people out there with shy bladders, but Paruresis is much more serious, it is the inability to urinate… Read More ›