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


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


Why can a laptop not just come ready to use straight out of the box? For the past two evenings, I have been attempting to get my new ASUS laptop up to speed enough to where I can finally begin using it. I’m happy to report I’m typing this blog on it right now, but,… Read More


I was on a such a roll, too… After weeks of not having the time (or, quite frankly, the motivation) to post anything new on this blog, I finally find myself with some time off school and a renewed interest in sharing my experiences with depression online again. I had a goal of writing something… 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


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


I’ve shared a couple of songs here recently that held special meaning in my life and helped me navigate some of the darker times, and I’ve thought for a while about setting aside one post a week to shine a spotlight on more such songs. So, without further ado, welcome to the debut of “Tuneful… 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


Normally, the mere mention of snow in a forecast is enough to set my nerves on edge. Even though I have only ever been involved in one snow-related driving incident (which was not my fault and left me at the bottom of a considerable hillside next to the roadway), I absolutely hate driving on the… Read More