When I first started writing this particular blog (I actually had a blog before this one, but it was very random and unfocused.), all I wanted to do was share my own personal experience of living with depression. I suppose there was a part of me as well that hoped doing so would offer a… Read More


As a former English major, I take a particular interest in the words people use to describe things, and if there is one thing (besides misspellings) that drives me insane it is hyperbole. The bad news for me heading into 2018 is that needlessly overly dramatic language seems to be in vogue at the moment.… 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


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


Hello, all! Yes, I am still alive. Just swamped with school and life at the moment. Even though I may not have time to write, though, I can still share interesting articles I find on depression with relatively little effort. Check out this piece from The Huffington Post website. I found myself identifying with quite… Read More


Before I say anything else, I’d like to apologize to everyone who attempts to read this blog regularly for all the problems the website has had lately.… Read More


While this blog is not specifically about being an introvert, there is no denying that many people who suffer from depression are also deeply introverted. There also seems to be a connection between strong writing skills and introversion.… Read More


Although I don’t remember a great deal about it as a whole, there is a scene in the 2000 motion picture The Perfect Storm that has always stuck in my mind. It happens near the end of the film, once the fishing boat Andrea Gail has sunk to the bottom of the sea. George Clooney… 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


I used to have a different blog, titled Half Empty: Confessions of a Pessimist (Who’s Trying To Do Better). Sometimes writing for that blog feels like a lifetime ago. Little did I realize, it actually was quite a while ago. I wrote my first post there in July 2010. I can’t say it was the… Read More