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...

So Long, And Thanks for All The Fish.

Everyone and their dog has weighed in on the death of Steve Jobs. Will that stop me from throwing my hat into the proverbial ring? Hell no. I’ll try to keep it brief, though. As a teenager in the mid-to-late 1990s, I was an ardent PC guy, while my best friend at...