When I was a kid, my grandfather taught me a very important lesson; one that I utilize on a near daily basis. I tend to live my life by a handful of one-line philosophies, and this might be the one that has wormed its way deeper into my life than any other. He would always […]
On Saturday morning, I did the worst thing I have ever done in my entire life. It is something I haven’t gone three minutes without thinking about since it happened. It is something I have shed many tears over. It is something that has filled my chest and gut with disgust and fear and helplessness […]
My grandmother passed away on New Year’s Day. So, I thought I would take a moment to talk about my grandma. When custody was finally settled in my parent’s divorce, when I was about 5 years old, my sister and father and I all went to live with my grandma. She provided us with a […]
One of the things I have been trying to do over the last several months is gather together my best essays and put them together in a book. I have done a good amount of research about self-publishing, and I think I have a good amount of that figured out. I have also started compiling […]
It is the holiday season once again, and I think by now we all know this isn’t the best time of year for me. And like most Decembers, I am not feeling particularly swell. However, this post is not about that. This is about my favorite Christmas memory since I have been with my wife. […]
A couple of months ago I was contacted by the genetics company 23 and Me to participate in a genetics study on bipolar. I have been talking to my wife for almost two years about doing the 23 and Me thing anyway, just because I thought it was pretty cool and wanted to have a […]
So I wanted to make a short post that this blog was selected as one of the top 100 bipolar health blogs by Feedspot.com. I was ranked #60, and several blogs I have contributed to as content aggregators were ranked above me. That is a pretty cool thing. I don’t know how much weight this […]
“Remember why you came and while you’re alive to experience the warmth before you go” – Incubus “The Warmth” I struggle on most days with my responsibilities at home. Parenthood is very difficult for me and something I feel like I’m getting worse at with each passing day. There are times when I get unreasonably […]
I used to travel a lot for a job I used to have, like all over the country. I was mostly doing work evaluating code and ADA compliance for CVS stores. It was boring work, and long days, but I got to travel to a ton of great cities and eat great food and drink […]
Mensa has always been a thing in my life that I looked up to, coveted even, but was scared to go out for. It was something I always wondered if I could attain, but I knew I probably don’t belong in. And I was terrified to apply only to be denied. Well, last winter, a […]
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