When I first started writing this particular blog (I actually had a blog before this one, but it was very random and unfocused.), all I wanted to do was share my own personal experience of living with depression. I suppose there was a part of me as well that hoped doing so would offer a… Read More


I can’t say I was a huge fan of it, but occasionally in my younger days I would watch the Canadian sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall. One of the funnier skits I ever saw on there involved Kevin McDonald trying to unsuccessfully eat a chicken kabob. After nearly choking on one, McDonald… Read More


I’m sure we’ve all looked at someone who claimed to suffer from depression and thought, “Yeah, right. What could that person possibly have to be depressed about?” The truth is, though, depression is no respecter of persons, and even the most successful among us can still grapple with it. Consider this story from NBA star… Read More


As someone who takes an antidepressant daily, I’m always interested in studies measuring their effectiveness. This latest study from the journal The Lancet is pretty comprehensive, so I thought I’d link to it so you can check it out.… Read More


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 don’t know anything about college football, and I don’t know anything about Tyler Hilinski, save for one very important detail.… Read More


I jammed the ring finger on my right hand playing basketball when I was in the 7th or 8th grade. I remember it hurt at the time, but being young and invincible I didn’t think too much about. I didn’t even try to pop it out.… 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