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


I can’t say I was a huge fan of it, but occasionally in my younger days I would watch the Canadian sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall. One of the funnier skits I ever saw on there involved Kevin McDonald trying to unsuccessfully eat a chicken kabob. After nearly choking on one, McDonald… Read More


I’ve taken an unexpected interest in instrumental music lately. I’m thinking this stems largely from the fact that I like to hear instrumental solos, which no one seems to take anymore in rock and pop music. Aside from that, though, I believe it has something to do with the concept of finding a voice and… Read More


I jammed the ring finger on my right hand playing basketball when I was in the 7th or 8th grade. I remember it hurt at the time, but being young and invincible I didn’t think too much about. I didn’t even try to pop it out.… Read More


I didn’t really do anything Sunday. I mean, I guess I watched some of the NFL playoffs and a little college basketball. I also practiced on my guitar a little. I played with my three boys, and I played a game of NBA 2K18 on my PS4. Other than that, though, I did absolutely nothing.… Read More


I think of all the characteristics of depression, the one that surprises me most often is how intense the highs and lows are. Very deep lows are almost to be expected, but one would not expect the highs to be quite so euphoric. Please do not misunderstand me. I am not talking about the manic… Read More


Unbeknownst to me, World Introvert Day has been celebrated since 2011. Its origins can apparently be traced to a blog post from Felicitas Heyne titled “Here’s Why We Need a World Introvert Day.” It is not an official holiday, and therefore does not carry with it a day off from work. Bummer.… Read More


I’ve heard it said it takes an average of five months for a college graduate to find a job. Think about that for a moment. Once a student climbs that hill and obtains a diploma, it can take them nearly a half a year to find employment. This is the kind of statistic which comforts… Read More


I know so many people who had wonderful experiences with collegiate life. They made lifelong friendships, accrued wisdom they’ll never forget, and earned degrees which set them on career paths that secured them financially for life. In a word, college life was wonderful. My first trip through college, however, was not like that. Not at… Read More