I'm trying to find a way to track everything I read. I've tried paper journals, LibraryThing, GoodReads, etc. Paper journals end up getting list or forgotten, and the online services have too many features. I just want a simple list. So, I'm going to try to start writing up an entry here every month. This… Continue reading November/December Reads
This phrase—"Just Get Over It," and similar variations—is something I've heard so often in my life that I've internalized it. If you've read my posts before, you may recall that I've talked about my mother. She passed away when I was eleven years-old. I've never really grieved for her. In times where I have tried,… Continue reading Just Get Over It
This is the first in a series of posts that I plan to write on the topic of mental health. Please feel free to leave comments, or contact me privately via my contact form, if you want to discuss this issue further. I was first diagnosed with bipolar type two disorder in late 2016. Until… Continue reading Mental Health #1: What Bipolar Feels Like To Me
It was one year ago today that we lost my father-in-law, Charlie, to lung cancer. It was fast, confusing, distressing, heartbreaking, and a whole host of things. Charlie and I had a strange relationship. When Caroline and I first started dating, I was this hulking, quiet, bear of a guy that was suddenly in his… Continue reading Memories on May the Fourth
Down: I had therapy this morning with my new therapist. Unfortunately, this morning is the last session with this therapist. There's something missing from the sessions and I'm convinced there's no way to fix it. Up: I finished a short story. Drafted it by hand and I approximate that it comes to about 1,500 words (it… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of a Day
I’ve started a new writing project. I’ve got three different names for it currently and I’m not sure which one suits it best. Here are some stats on it: Title: Unknown Word Count: 0 fiction / 1700 outline Total Words: 1700 Deadline: March 30, 2016 Genre: Fantasy I’m going to try writing daily and posting… Continue reading Writing Project, Title Unknown
Today would've been my mother's 55th birthday. She was born on September 30th, 1959. She passed away on February 23rd, 1994, from cancer. I miss her every day. Mom, I hope when you look down from on high, you approve of what you see. I love you, I miss you, and I hope I make… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Mom!