Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Big Time

May is Children’s Mental Health Month, a time to join together in celebration of Children’s Mental Health Awareness. Here is the PPAL flyer.

I have two events scheduled during the month.

The first is an author talk on Thursday, May 9th.

Witness to the Dark, Author-Bob Larsted, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm.
A conversation with author Bob Larsted about his daughter’s battle with sadness, cutting, suicide attempts, depression, bipolar, and schizoaffective disorders.
Employment Options, 82 Brigham Street, Marlborough, MA
For more information, please contact NAMI MetroWest at 508-485-8700 or or 508-215-6008.

And Patricia and I will be at the PPAL Conference on Friday, May 31st, talking with people about our books.

PPAL’s 3rd Annual Conference and Celebration! 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Best Western Royal Plaza and Trade Center
181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA 01752
For more information, call 508-767-9725 or visit our website at

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Active Shooter

As I came out of my late movie last night, the guy behind the concession counter warned me to be vigilant: there was an active shooter a couple of blocks over near MIT. So I went home a different way, not my usual route across Main and down Vassar to Mass Ave.

Here is a list of resources for children exposed to traumatic events. Adults might need them sometimes, too.


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A Private Talk in Waltham April 16, 2013

I spoke today in Waltham, Massachusetts. If you were there, I’m interested in your reaction.

Please take my anonymous poll and/or leave a comment below.

Any feedback, particularly constructive criticism, is much appreciated.

Was the “Boxes” poem useful in painting a picture of Patricia?
Did the roller coaster story and the subsequent reading do a good job of expressing her unhappiness?
What did you want to hear more about?
What did I rattle on about that you could have done without?


How Was My April 16, 2013 Talk?

  • It was great! (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Pretty good. (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Just OK. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • It could have been better. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • A complete waste of time. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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Join Me in Marlborough on May 9, 2013

I’ll be making my second public appearance on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7 pm at Employment Options in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Come join the conversation. I’ll be talking about my new book, Witness to the Dark: My Daughter’s Troubled Times. A Comedy of Emotions. It is free and open to the public. Here is the flyer. Judi is promising refreshments.

I promise only a memorable experience. At the first talk we had props, dramatic readings, some giggles. And some tears.


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