Hello, all! Yes, I am still alive. Just swamped with school and life at the moment. Even though I may not have time to write, though, I can still share interesting articles I find on depression with relatively little effort. Check out this piece from The Huffington Post website. I found myself identifying with quite… Read More


I like books. I don’t mean I just like reading books. I mean I like books. It just feels wrong to me to read a book off of a computer screen. I like to turn the pages. I like to feel it in my hands. I like to find some odd piece of scrap paper or… Read More


In a recent post, I described how I had been sick one weekend and had spent an entire day just watching movies on my computer. I wrote about watching the movie Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte. What I didn’t mention were the other two movies I watched that weekend. One was Locke, starring Tom Hardy,… Read More


Mark 5:1-20 English Standard Version (ESV) 5 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even… Read More


A very, very dear friend of mine emailed me several months ago after reading on my blog that I was no longer attending counseling for my depression. I replied that my counselor felt like I had made enough progress to manage my Persistent Depressive Disorder (also known as Dysthymia) on my own, then I joked… Read More


I had a chance this past weekend to watch the new film Ragamuffin, based on the life of the late Contemporary Christian singer Rich Mullins. I was still too in my hair band days when Mullins was alive (He was killed in 1997 in an automobile accident.) to appreciate the music he produced, but he has… Read More


“So, that’s my story. I really want to stop, but I don’t know how.” “Well, the first thing you should do is stop…” Ah, yes, the circular reasoning most of us apply to the addict. Obviously, what would help the addict most is to simply stop whatever it is they are addicted to. If it’s… Read More


You’ve heard it before. You’ve been driving somewhere in the wee hours of the morning, be it to catch an early flight or to work the early shift at your job, and started scanning the radio dial. You flipped past some music, but somehow that just didn’t seem appropriate. You wanted something more subdued, more… Read More


I had intended on starting a series of posts today reflecting on whether or not bad behaviors necessarily mean people are bad themselves … but my heart just isn’t in it. There must be some way to stop all this death. Suicide is such a frightening word to consider, and it occupied a space in… Read More


“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride I hear the word “mistake” used a lot these days. Thing is, I don’t think many people are using the word correctly. Take Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, for example. By now, most… Read More