Do you ever wonder what trees think in the fall? Do they wonder why their leaves gradually die? Are they confused by the process of what is happening to them? Are they surprised to find themselves stripped bare one day? Do they feel cold? Do they feel lonely? Do they feel exposed? Are they jealous… 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’ve been keeping a relatively low profile on social media lately. I have a few different reasons for this. One is that I have been weathering one of the worst seasons of depression I have ever faced, and I haven’t had the words for how to express that. Even when I did think of something… Read More


It happened again. I wrote a really dark piece here at the end of last week that attracted a massive amount of reads (Well, massive for this little site anyway…). I followed that up yesterday with a piece about how I was dealing with a lot of the bad stuff I wrote about in the… Read More


I mentioned in my last post that the engine in my 2000 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck was no more. To sum up briefly what happened, I believe I had some type of coolant leak, as my temperature gauge never went into the danger zone and thick, white smoke spewed from my tailpipe. In an effort… Read More


I don’t know how much more of this I can take. I wrote a pretty popular piece yesterday about how bad things happen to everyone and how I shouldn’t take things so hard. Then, of course, today I find out in an effort to get my truck to the garage the other day without having… Read More


The Dreamworks Animation movie The Croods has become one of my children’s favorites. We must have watched it at least three times now, and it’s grown on me a little more each time I’ve seen it. I’m not sure why I resisted it in the first place. Maybe it’s because I’m not big on caveman… Read More


I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about multiculturalism and how being a part of a race or ethnic group other than Caucasian can foster feelings of tremendous inadequacy. These feelings can lead to those in these groups seeking to dull the pain of their experiences through any number of means, including denial, assimilation,… Read More


I did something really stupid this weekend. I mean really, really dumb. Monumentally idiotic. Imbecile-level. I shaved my beard off. Now, there is an actual story behind this. My soon-to-be 11-year-old daughter, Emma, has been on me forever about how my beard scratched her face when I gave her kisses. She had actually started refusing… Read More


“Who exactly do you feel like you’re letting down?” I had never really dwelt on the question before. I just knew I felt as if I wasn’t getting the job done. All my efforts felt scattershot, pecking away a little bit here and there. I could always look back at something I did and blame… Read More