‘This is MY Fight Song’

by Donna M. Brown I know I’ve said this before (and I’m sure some are really tired of hearing it); but, it’s part of my story and without it, the rest of me just doesn’t make sense. My world crumbled when my sister was found dead in her bed in 2007. She left three children […]

Self Help for Hecklers

by Donna Messerly-Brown Hey, remember Statler and Waldorf? Think “Muppets.” These two old codgers watched every Muppet Show from high up in the balcony. I call them “the hecklers.” Statler and Waldorf heckled the entire cast in all but one show (Waldorf’s wife filled in for Statler once because he was purported to be sick). Together they trashed […]

Everything is Not Broken

‘Little O’: A Frank Discussion About Suicide by Donna Messerly-Brown It is so very hard for me to think of him; I mean to really think of him. The gamut of emotions ranges from disabling grief to fond remembrance to guilt to love to pure anger and back at again. Ronald Wayne Messerly is my little […]

The Spirit is Willing …

by Donna Messerly-Brown Fifteen years and 50 pounds ago I hiked that trail on Cedar Mountain pushing a baby stroller.  I remember it so clearly, it was the day the trail was dedicated in 1996 — Smokey Bear’s 50th anniversary. I was chair of the Iron County Utah State Centennial committee and believed it was […]