On a whim, I recently applied for a job reading meters for the local city utility system. The pay was decent, and I thought maybe the chance to get outside and do some work might help me get back at least a little of the energy I’ve been so sorely lacking as of late. Certainly… Read More


I once heard someone remark that everyone who comes to therapy does so because they are stuck in some way or another. They may be stuck on a particular event or period of time. They may be stuck in grief and are unable to move on. They may be stuck on a particular relationship which… Read More


I have no idea what to write here. Logically, this would be an ideal time to write some kind of year-end wrap-up. What can I possibly say about the year that was 2015, though? It was exhilarating, energizing, hopeful, devastating, shocking, and debilitating, all rolled into one. It began on a high note and is… Read More


There are days when I literally don’t want to get out of bed. It is as if my eyelids won’t respond to the commands from my brain to open. My limbs feel lifeless and numb. My thoughts are jumbled and incoherent. Sleep hangs onto me tighter than the covers I am wrapped in. This has… Read More


I haven’t written anything here in a while, and it’s at a time like this I’m always tempted to write an “I’m back!” kind of post. Truth be told, though, I’m kind of sick of doing that. For one thing, I didn’t really go anywhere; I just didn’t write anything. It also seems sort of… Read More


Here’s an irony. The guy with the depression blog has been too depressed to write anything. That might sound like an attempt at getting a laugh, but the reality has been far more serious. I just have not been able to sit down and write anything as of late because my depression has been so… Read More


I have long known that I have perfectionist tendencies. I just cannot stand to get anything wrong. This has become extremely evident to me as of late in the new job I am doing. Without going into great detail, the potential exists for me to complete a task, send it on down the line, and… Read More


For the past three weeks, I have been a newspaper journalist … again. I originally worked for the Murray Ledger & Times newspaper in Murray, Kentucky, during the late 1990s/early 2000s. I left to take a job with a local book publishing company, swearing on my way out the door that I would never return.… Read More


Hello, all! Just a quick note to let everyone know I haven’t given up on blogging. I’m knee-deep in another semester of school, and I’ve rejoined the working ranks, so I still haven’t exactly figured out how to juggle everything yet. I really miss writing here, but I’ve been through such a ringer lately I’m… Read More


Today was so horribly and wretchedly bad that I am not even going to attempt to write anything of any substance here tonight. In its place, here are a couple of new things about the blog. You have probably already noticed this, but Lights in the Darkness now has its own website, www.lightsinthedarkness.net. All the… Read More