I learned how to sing in the car. Sure, when I was a child, before I could legally get behind the wheel of an automobile, I used to sing at church and at school and in the bathtub or shower. I used to pretend a plastic Wiffle ball bat was a guitar and would stand… Read More


Sometimes you run across something on the internet that is just so perfect and right that you want to share it with everyone you know. I already posted this link on my Facebook page, my Twitter account, and my Google+ profile, but I felt like I needed to put it here as well, so as… Read More


From the day I first heard Edward Van Halen playing the opening notes of the song “5150” out of a 15-inch speaker in my best friend Michael Bell’s bedroom during my junior year of high school, I have been hooked on “hard”music. I like big, loud, electric guitars, driving bass lines, and drummers who make… Read More


Back in February, my doctor put forth an interesting theory on my depression. He wondered if perhaps the reason I wrestled so much with being depressed might be because I wasn’t getting adequate sleep at night. I was already taking a drug designed to alleviate the symptoms of restless leg syndrome, so my doctor wondered… Read More


Ah, the end of the semester. That time when a graduate student such as myself can relax and breathe a little bit … well, that is, until summer classes begin in two weeks or so. Since I’ve written about it before, I’m not going to go into how difficult it is to write anything here… Read More


Friday night is always movie night at my house, hence the lack of a post from yesterday. Here is a movie that touched me in a particularly unique way. ———- Sometimes you just need to be sad. I just finished watching the Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out. Several people in the counseling program I am part… Read More


Someone told me after I posted this that it might be their favorite thing I’ve ever written. That felt good, but the fact remains that there aren’t too many things worse in life than being dumped. Let me explain…… Read More


Since this is election season and everyone is trying to grab the attention of whatever demographic they can these days, I thought I would rerun this post about my generation, Generation X. I think of all the posts I’ve ever written, this one has gotten more response from a broader range of people than any… Read More


I honestly don’t remember the exact date I started this blog. I do know that I almost never got started because I was extremely worried what type of feedback I would receive once I began writing about my depression openly. My aim was to try to convey to those reading what I wrote what it… Read More


(The following scenario actually occurred during my sons’ Upward Basketball practice this evening. This should give you an indication of how ridiculously overactive my brain can be at times. Enjoy!) Okay, break time. The little kids are headed off the court for a while, meaning my 9 year old son and I can grab a… Read More