Iron Maiden–The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg

Not only is Bruce Dickinson a VOCAL GOD, but the lyrics are so incredibly haunting and powerful…  

Opeth–Cusp of Eternity

Another deeply moving song by one of my favorite metal bands. The vocals in this one are amazing. They just…soar, inviting us to do the same.  

Arch Enemy–You Will Know My Name

To all who have been broken, scarred, abused, and shattered at the callous hands of an abuser: keep fighting. Sooner or later, the world will know your name–and they’ll regret they ever fucked with you.

PTSD: Treatment–Part Six

Thus far, I’ve enumerated several PTSD treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the beta-blocker medication Propranolol. Fortunately, the field of psychotherapy is constantly evolving. New advances are made each year. One such advancement was made by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, a specialist at the Trauma Center in Boston. His story, and treatment techniques, are described in detail in a New York Times Magazine article (see link below). It’s worth reading in its entirety, but I will provide a synopsis here. Dr. Van der Kolk, who himself experienced trauma as a child,… Read More

Queensryche: “Queen of the Reich”

The day I manage to nail that insane scream at the beginning, my life will be complete.    

Vlad Skaletsky, Jr.

A Photographic Journey

Sara in LaLaLand

Welcome to my world.

Killing Me Softly: Emotional & Psychological Abuse

Now that physical abuse is in the limelight and punishable by law, abusers have resorted to more insidious forms of control. The effects are just as destructive, more enduring, and more difficult to overcome.

Musings from the Soul

Writing for conscious living


"A Dream Within a Dream"

Deep Purple

"A Dream Within a Dream"

Robert Harris

"A Dream Within a Dream"


"A Dream Within a Dream"

Damn You Auto Correct!

Funny iPhone Fails and Autocorrect Horror Stories

To The Blogmobile, Robin!!

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