I’m doing some maintenance to the site, so I haven’t had much time to write this week. As a result, I’d like to share a pretty fascinating interview with crisis counselor Gerry Griffith. Considering recent events, the perspective of a crisis counselor on the front lines is a timely one.… Read More


I’ve taken an unexpected interest in instrumental music lately. I’m thinking this stems largely from the fact that I like to hear instrumental solos, which no one seems to take anymore in rock and pop music. Aside from that, though, I believe it has something to do with the concept of finding a voice and… Read More


Occurrences of depression in today’s society have increasingly been met with more and more understanding from the public in general. That’s my impression, at least. What was once regarded as an abnormality now seems to be treated as a fairly universal occurrence. In fact, it almost seems normal.… Read More


I’ve been struck with a nasty bout of writer’s block this week, so I apologize for not posting as much content. Because I want this blog to be a service and not just my personal sounding board, I sometimes go looking for news articles or interviews featuring different perspectives on depression. I found this very… Read More


Even though the only real writing I do these days is for this blog, I still consider myself a writer, and I often wrestle with exactly what a writer’s responsibility is. I mean, it seems sometimes as if writers are supposed to have words prepared for every occasion, whether they are the right words or… Read More


I have a great fear in my heart that rock ‘n’ roll as I once knew it is dead. I hope I’m wrong about that, but I find myself growing more and more irritated these days as I try to listen to modern music. This could just be a natural progression of growing older, when… Read More


I didn’t really do anything Sunday. I mean, I guess I watched some of the NFL playoffs and a little college basketball. I also practiced on my guitar a little. I played with my three boys, and I played a game of NBA 2K18 on my PS4. Other than that, though, I did absolutely nothing.… Read More


I think of all the characteristics of depression, the one that surprises me most often is how intense the highs and lows are. Very deep lows are almost to be expected, but one would not expect the highs to be quite so euphoric. Please do not misunderstand me. I am not talking about the manic… Read More