Reflection

Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

I have started this blog 50 different ways in the few hours it has existed.  After all, when you've been playing hide and seek for four decades and everybody forgot you were playing and no one came to find you, how exactly do you show yourself? Do you tear off all your clothes, kick the … Continue reading Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

Don't Focus

Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)

One of the quotes on my outgoing email is this one from Francis Ford Coppola: "Parents always say focus on something. Don’t focus. Do all the things you love and someday it will come together and you will see what you are. And the things that you did ... will all be relevant." When I … Continue reading Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)

Life on the Outside

Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were

I bet I'm not the only one. "Normal" is coming back. Here's the problem: I never was "normal"; I never liked "normal"; I was never able to pull off "normal". I haven't missed it, although the way, many ways, it went missing made me angry and distraught. Returning to it is akin to a death … Continue reading Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were

Journey

My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being

Going on about 40 years ago, I was diagnosed as bipolar.  Today, I don't know whether that diagnosis was correct or not because I've chosen to live my life the way I'm going to live it regardless. So in this post, I'm going to talk a little about my choices for medicating and not medicating.  … Continue reading My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being

Weeds

The Earth Pushes Through!

Just like everyone else, I am concerned about global warming.  I shouldn't actually say "like everyone else" because everybody is not concerned.  Instead, I'll just say like many people I am concerned about global warming.  However, my view on it might be a little different. I think the threat of global warming is not about … Continue reading The Earth Pushes Through!