I really try not to whine too much when my mood dips, usually because I feel as if the things that are bringing me down don’t really matter all that much in the grand scheme of things. I mean, they feel of the utmost importance to me, but I kind of doubt anyone else would… Read More


In a previous blog post, I alluded to a study from Help Musicians UK which indicated musicians and those working in the music industry could be more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as the rest of the population. The report, titled “Can Music Make You Sick?”, is based on a survey… Read More


Since this is a blog focusing on depression, I’d like to write about something today that really depresses me – listening to music on the radio.… Read More


I give up. I can’t write. I just have to face up to it. I’ve sat at this keyboard and started umpteen different posts and haven’t finished a single one of them. I’m blocked up like a dam. See? I can’t even come up with clever metaphors (And, yes, I know that was a simile.… Read More


At some point in my life, I became a skeptic. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but a part of me developed that just didn’t believe things were ever quite what they seemed to be. Granted, this has served me well at times, but to a large degree it has produced in me a… Read More


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