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


It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. There are a couple of different reasons for that. First off, I had sort of a stare-down with GoDaddy over what appeared to be a hack of my site. I couldn’t log in, and all this weird code was showing up at the top of… 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


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


On a whim, I recently applied for a job reading meters for the local city utility system. The pay was decent, and I thought maybe the chance to get outside and do some work might help me get back at least a little of the energy I’ve been so sorely lacking as of late. Certainly… Read More


I once heard someone remark that everyone who comes to therapy does so because they are stuck in some way or another. They may be stuck on a particular event or period of time. They may be stuck in grief and are unable to move on. They may be stuck on a particular relationship which… Read More


If you would ever like to gain a better appreciation for what life what must be like for anyone confined to a wheelchair for any amount of time, I would recommend wheeling someone around the Kentucky State Fair for an afternoon in late August. That is exactly what I did today with my 11-year-old daughter,… 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


Yesterday was bad. No amount of positive thinking could change the circumstances that assaulted me yesterday. The facts which stared back at me at the end of the day did not equal “good.” The highlight (or lowlight, as the case may be) came as I was driving and my truck began to billow white smoke… Read More