Al Stefanelli

Living With Mental Illness: Anxiety and Related Disorders

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” – Aesop OK, I am going to round up this series on mental illness with General Anxiety Disorder, and a couple connected hobgoblins. A lot of people misunderstand anxiety with being overly worried. Yes, we all have worries. Many of us have…

Living With Mental Illness: Depression

Depression is probably one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses. In scope, this is because its effects and the number of people who suffer from it. The reasons why it is misunderstood, though, surround the perception that many individuals have or make regarding human behavior. We make judgments on what we see people doing, hear…

Restaurant Etiquette: Proper Tipping

Bad tips, no tips, and using Bible tracts as tips “Frugal is fine, but being a cheap and inconsiderate SOB is not.” – Me A good waiter or waitress (server, for the more politically correct) will work their ass off for you. They will smile at you, say nice things about your unruly kids and make endless…

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

I wrote this about fifteen years ago. Has nothing to do with religion, but with Easter Weekend coming up and my inevitable commentaries, I thought you’d all get a kick out of a little light reading today… Enjoy! It all started out innocently enough. I was in a thrift store when I came upon a…

A Sea of Plastic is Killing our Oceans…

I don’t often write about environmental issues,  as there are those who are much better at it than I. However, like many of you, I am concerned about our planet. I actively recycle and find myself many times in rather heated debates with certain people who would just let the earth suffer a slow death.…