The Catch-22 of Depression Blogs

November 24, 2015 2 comments

It’s difficult keeping up a depression blog, isn’t it? When I feel depressed, I can’t motivate myself to write, and when I feel well, I don’t feel a need to blog about depression. It’s the catch-22 of keeping a depression blog. Read more…

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…Like a Laptop in a Swimming Pool

May 11, 2013 Leave a comment

I’ve been meaning to revive this blog, and today seemed like as good a day to do it as any. Especially after the drop my mood took this morning. Read more…

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While I’ve Been Away…

November 26, 2012 2 comments

It’s been way too long since I last posted here. A lot has happened in the meantime: I’ve moved, my mother has died, and I’ve retired.

More on each of these soon.

J

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The Fear of Missing Something

May 22, 2012 Leave a comment

I am often plagued by what I call the fear of missing something (FOMS). It’s the feeling that whatever I am doing at the moment, there is something better I could be doing. It’s the feeling that somewhere out there is an opportunity that I’m missing out on. Read more…

Dear Mom

May 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Dear Mom:

I’m writing this letter to you, but you will never see it. I am not going to send it to you; I am posting it on my depression blog. That is because to a large degree, I suffer from depression because of you. That may sound harsh, but I believe it is true. I believe I inherited depression from you, in three ways. Read more…

Though You’ve Broken Your Vows a Thousand Times

May 2, 2012 1 comment

I’ve started going to church regularly again. I used to go “religiously”, but gradually dropped out over the past two or three years. I don’t always enjoy the services, but I like the people and I want to be part of the community. Read more…

Writing—Or Not

April 25, 2012 2 comments

Does writing come easily for you, or do you have to force yourself to do it? I tend to lean toward the latter extreme. It’s one of those things I almost always enjoy once I do it, but have a lot of trouble motivating myself to do. Read more…

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