I'll finish the Family Loyalty post when I've got more time. Marie, thanks again for your comment. In the meantime, during this period when I don't have a lot of time to write, I'd like to recommend a few other posts at other blogs.
Syd from Bipolarity has written two wonderful posts on Forgiveness. Be sure to check them out. They're heartfelt and thought-provoking! She's the author of a new book, which I'll let her tell you about. I haven't had a chance to read it yet but I know it will be good. She's a terrific writer.
Marja from Roller Coaster wrote a wonderful post about Faith and Mental Well-Being. She's also the author of Riding the Roller Coaster: Living with Mood Disorders , which I plan on reading and reviewing as soon as I have a moment to breathe. I've just read the introduction and it looks great!
Staggo Lee from Gay Bipolar Guy has posted some beautiful art work on his site as well as a lovely poem from Frederico Garcia Lorca. Also read his piece called Chapter 9, which is on his childhood in Cleveland. I found it quite moving.
Howard Freeman from SurfCountry has written a wonderful book, Lullabye, which I plan on reviewing as soon as I have time to write something thoughtful. His daily essays are a treat!
The Mental Feminist has newly linked to me. She's a college student. Check her out!
JayPeeFreely from No More Mr. Nice Guy has written a touching piece called Take You Back: My First Blog Entry. He writes about baseball but he's also written some wonderful fiction pieces that are sort of difficult to describe.
Polly from polarcoaster has written an interesting piece, I Fear I Am Not in My Perfect Mind. It's worth reading!
If I've left you out and you're writing posts I should know about, let me know. I'm swamped and don't have a lot of time to spend online these days.