A cliched post

A cliched post

I’m going to be short and to the point, here. I swear I am. This is a cliched bit of writing I am about to do, so I am apologizing upfront for it. I am sorry. I am sorry for what I’m about to say. Now, here we go. It’s been a long time since I last...
On Community

On Community

When I was a socially awkward teen, one of my main hobbies was playing around on computers. I didn’t just want to run programs or play games, I wanted to understand everything about them – how they’re built, what each part of the hardware does, how...

It’s Kindergarten Eve. Here are my thoughts.

Tomorrow, my son Adam will take his first step into a larger world. Much to my chagrin, he’s not becoming a Jedi (yet), but he is attending his first day of kindergarten. Adam, his mom and I met with his teacher a few days ago, forked over some cash for supplies...
My Experience with Fear of Missing Out

My Experience with Fear of Missing Out

Last time, I wrote about an episode where I dealt with a panic attack and how I got some good perspective on mental health as a result. But I’ve also been thinking a lot lately about how in the present, social media and other forms of communication have affected...
Some Notes on Mental Health

Some Notes on Mental Health

Although I am fortunate enough to consider myself in fairly good mental health, I want to tell a story from my life where I experienced a panic attack, and a mental health professional helped me deal with it in a big way. I have experienced panic attacks a few times...
First Post of the Year, Let’s See How This Goes.

First Post of the Year, Let’s See How This Goes.

Well, hello, 2015. I guess this means I graduated from high school 15 years ago. I never had a ten-year reunion, or if there was one, I didn’t care and missed it. I still see the people I went to high school with every once in a while, and Facebook is a thing...