It is indeed the Fourth of July in these United States of America, and the word “freedom” is on my mind today. In fact, it’s been on my mind quite a bit lately, since I suddenly seem to have so much of it.… Read More


I could be mistaken, but I believe I once heard Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer and guitarist of the Goo Goo Dolls, describe writer’s block this way: It’s not that you’re not writing anything. In reality, you’re writing stuff all the time. It’s just that you believe everything you’re writing is crap.… Read More


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


To Whom It May Concern: You may have noticed I was not present at your last gathering. Or it is possible you did not notice. I tend to be a not-very-noticeable person a majority of the time. Nevertheless, you hosted a gathering, and I did not attend. I would like to attempt to explain why.… Read More


The high temperature today where I live is supposed to be near 60 degrees. By Saturday, we have a chance of snow in the forecast. Let me just say that again: Sixty degrees today, snow by Saturday. Welcome to the wonderful world of schizophrenic Kentucky weather. With the forecast here being what it is, there… Read More


It’s cold here today. I mean, like, really cold.… Read More


As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I recently completed my time as a practicum student at Murray State University. This represented my first, real, hands-on experience as a counselor since I came back to school to obtain my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. It was daunting and downright scary at times, and I… Read More


Hello! It’s difficult to believe I haven’t written anything here since August, but that is indeed the case. Quite a few things have transpired since my last post, so for those of you wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to, here is a quick summary…… Read More


It’s very interesting to me that as long as I’ve written this blog, I can’t ever recall touching on the topic of shame. I say that because shame has been a driving force in my life for as long as I can recall. If I remember correctly, I once heard the difference between guilt and… Read More