Posts by: rtramsey

I wish I could have saved you…

By on January 30, 2020

It was late in the afternoon on a hot summer day and I was working evening shift.  It was about five or six PM and I had to stop by the station for something.  Irritated over the fact that I had to leave my beat, I concluded my business and was walking back to my patrol car […]

Men Don’t Talk About Such Things

By on January 10, 2020

Pain, hurt, trauma, men don’t talk about such things. At least that’s what a lot of us are taught from an early age.  I was no different.  We are supposed to be tough, meaning we are not to show emotions or feelings because to do so is to show weakness, unless they are emotions of […]

Happy New Year?

By on December 9, 2019

So here comes 2020.  New year.  New decade.  There was a point in my life when I imbued this time of year with some sort of magical power.  I would believe that my self-improvement efforts had a higher probability of success simply because of the calendar change.  It was as though my slate had been wiped clean, so to speak, […]

Private Things & True Believers

By on November 19, 2019

So I was in my therapist’s office last night. He sat next to his faux fireplace, which was on high, seated comfortably in his leather chair. He was relaxed as usual. I was on the small couch across from him with only a coffee table between us. Scott is in his seventies and as frail […]