A reason to go on

Can anyone suggest one? Because I’m having a terrible time trying to come up with one.


  1. fillyjonk »

    10 September 2018 · 2:05 pm

    People love you?

    Can you call a hotline or something? Or if it’s partly physical stuff, can you get in to see a doctor or something on short notice?

    As I said earlier: still praying for you, for some improvement.

  2. Samrobb »

    10 September 2018 · 2:15 pm

    Because there are people who you don’t even know, whose lives you’ve touched. And others you may influence in the future, for their good, and yours.

    I’ll echo fillyjonk… call someone. There is no need to face anything like this alone.

  3. Mike »

    10 September 2018 · 2:18 pm

    Are you kidding? With Trump in the White House there’s new entertainment from liberal heads ‘sploding every day!

  4. Dan Patterson »

    10 September 2018 · 2:25 pm

    Been there, and the question is very hard to put into words; good of you to type it.
    Also very difficult to have other people understand. Everybody has a reason, everybody. I was going over this very thing yesterday, and again this morning. Looking back it would have been such a shame, such a pissing shame, to miss the good parts I’ve had. But at the time…well, not so much.
    No one knows the inside-the-heart/head/butt pain of someone else, so I won’t try to pretend I do. What helped me, and still does, is not to try so hard, not to tally every event , and force myself to be bigger than the problem. Big picture, not details.
    Let me know how to help.

  5. nightfly »

    10 September 2018 · 3:28 pm

    One good reason is that there are people in the world whose lives would be poorer without you here. Any other reason, I’m afraid, can only be sought among the living, and ultimately with the God of the Living. As one who has asked similar questions, I know – it’s not easy, and the answers aren’t either; but they’re out there. God be with you, always.

  6. McGehee »

    10 September 2018 · 3:35 pm

    Pain is neural impulses. Depression is a consequence of glandular secretions.

    Your nerves and your glands exist to serve you in very particular ways.

    They’re not real good at giving advice about the future.

  7. Bill Peschel »

    10 September 2018 · 5:43 pm

    I don’t think I can add to the above wisdom. All I can say is that I care about you.

  8. Dan T. »

    10 September 2018 · 6:24 pm

    Because your lists of search queries make Monday mornings more pleasant?

  9. Wombat-Socho »

    10 September 2018 · 11:18 pm

    Add me to the list of lonely folks who would be lonelier with your passing. Also, the Shatner Christmas album is coming, as you pointed out!

  10. hollyh »

    11 September 2018 · 8:19 am

    If you really do reach a point where survival is torture, then it would be selfish of us to insist that you go on. But why not give that new doctor a chance? We need you and care about you. If there’s any chance at all that he can help, please please let him try.

  11. Roger O Green »

    11 September 2018 · 8:57 am

    You da bomb, as the kidz used to say

  12. Joe Sherlock »

    11 September 2018 · 10:51 am

    Frankly, I’d miss your postings, Charles. I read your blog twice a day and, over the years, I’ve learned much from the information you’ve imparted. I’ve also gotten more than a few laughs.

    As to your pain and frustration, I have no answers – I’m not a doctor. You o have my prayers and my sympathy. My advice – stick around as long as you can. There’s always something new and exciting around the corner.

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