Have you ever glanced at a word quickly and totally misread it? I’ve often wondered if the words we think we see come from some kind of anticipatory part of our brains, where we think we know what we are going to read before we read it. I’m sure someone has developed a theory on… Read More


Damn you, Rick Reilly. First of all, you made me curse, which is something I’ve been trying to cut back on. You did it, though. You unsettled me enough with your farewell column that those were the first words I thought of. Second, why did you have to go there? Why did you have to… Read More


I knew it. I just knew it. It never goes smoothly, so I don’t know why I thought it would this time. There is always something I don’t know or didn’t plan for or is more difficult than I thought it would be. I can feel my stomach tying up in knots right now just… Read More


You have got it made. You’ve just been told you’re going to be the top dog, the big cheese, the man in charge very soon. It is destiny, and no one can take it away from you. You have all the backing in the world behind you, and now all you have to do is… Read More


I do not like taking medicine. For one thing, obtaining medicine usually means making a trip to see a doctor of some sort, which usually means there’s something wrong with me, which usually makes me very unhappy. Beyond whatever is ailing me, nine times out of ten the medicine I receive causes me to feel… Read More


I am on a roll this month, folks. Actually, my current streak of calamitous events began at the end of last month, when I was bit by a dog on a bike ride near my house and had to subsequently receive my first tetanus shot in umpteen years. That was followed up this past weekend… Read More


I checked this book out of the library last week … and so far I’ve managed to read one page. I will soldier on, though, and I was wondering if anyone had read it before. Also, do you have any personal favorite books on the topic of depression, Christian or otherwise? If so, let me… Read More


As a result of my depression, I’ve been ashamed about a lot of things in my life that I didn’t really need to be. For instance, if I saw someone I knew at Walmart but decided I didn’t want to talk to them for some reason and ducked down an aisle to avoid them, I… Read More


My wife suggested the other day that I get a sleep study done, and I can’t say that’s an entirely unreasonable idea. I am not exaggerating when I say I could fall asleep at virtually any time of day, possibly even on command. And I’m not talking a light sleep, either. I’m talking drool-on-the-pillow snoozing.… Read More


As I mentioned here¬†Friday, my father-in law has had a myriad of health issues over the last few years. He spent a good portion of the past weekend in the hospital, and he was released to go home Sunday afternoon still not knowing exactly what was wrong with him. Could have been arthritis flaring up.… Read More