Category Archives: Personal

I’m Just Quiet

Summertime has always been my least productive time to write.

I don;t know what it is about the summer days, but my ideas seem to dry up with the heat. I just don’t know what to write about. Added to that, this summer has been a volatile time, changing jobs, family stress, worry about finances. Needless to say, my blogging has fallen to the back burner in the past three months or so.

I’ve still been writing, though. I’m over a Bedlam Magazine once a month or so, My newest article over there is about my cynicism fatigue and leaning into hope. I’ve also had a few guest posts out there, one for Micah Murry on three things I learned about blogging (by not blogging) and one for Seth Hains about recovering from the addiction to chaos.

I’ll get back to blogging here soon. I have some ideas in the works already. Mostly, I wanted to tell you I’m not dead, just quiet for now, like I am every summer. I’m looking forward to fall and getting back into the rhythm of writing for this space.

What’s it like to live with bipolar?

Today I am speaking at an event called Shattering Stigma. It’s a collection of personal stories about people living with mental illness. Below is the core of my brief talk. /// Everyone wants to know what bipolar feels like. It’s hard to put into words because there are two different experiences. I’ll do my best… Continue Reading

To Turn from Fear

I’m afraid to write these days. These depression tapes that keep running through my head make me feel afraid. These tapes, these scripts, these echoing voices keep telling me of my worthlessness. They keep shouting “You can’t!” They keep vomiting these lies on top of me. And when I believe these lies, I become afraid.… Continue Reading

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