To my good friend who recently moved and changed his email addresses and phone numbers – I’m sending emails to your new email address and replied to your messages, but I don’t think you are receiving them.
It’s always a bummer to read about medication your taking which helps you live a somewhat normal life, to maintain functionality, might be more dangerous than thought, in particular when it comes to depression and suicide. And, I’m a bloke who thinks about suicide daily. (Don’t go freaking out on me, I’m too chicken or lazy to go through with it and never came close to writing a letter.)
Though gabapentin and baclofen are much safer alternatives to opioids, recent research suggests that they’re not as safe as some doctors might have hoped, especially in combination with other sedating medications. The findings are a frustrating turn that suggests there’s still no silver bullet for chronic pain.
For some reason, almost every article about this doesn’t state his church or denomination affiliation. Since this happened in Georgia, I automatically assumed he was affiliated with a Southern Baptist church; however, he could have been Mormon, Church of Christ, or even another religion. In actuality, he is associated with a United Methodist church. It appears he’s a part-time youth minister as he has a fulltime job working at a tobacco company. That doesn’t excuse him, but I think it’s worth mentioning. I’m curious if he volunteers and isn’t on the church payroll, which I think is an important distinction.
This man slapped the reporter’s bottom. I confess to being ignorant regarding terminology. I thought “grope” meant or implied having a firm grip on something for at least several seconds, and thus, a slap wouldn’t be constituted as a grope. I’m wrong, and neither action is acceptable.