Winning. Even Without the Luck O’ The Irish

Saturday night, on St. Patty’s Day Eve, my wife and I stopped at a local bar that advertised an Irish folk band. The band was excellent, and at one point asked for anyone who knew how to do Irish step dancing to come up and give it a try. Now, my wife and I got […]


Sunday, I finally got the chance to see the musical Dear Evan Hansen. If you haven’t seen it yet, but you get the chance, I highly recommend it. The singing, choreography, stage design, and story line were all fantastic. And while I love a good musical, this particular one touched me for an entirely different […]

A non-love letter to my mental illnesses

Dear Mental Illnesses, I want to say fuck you. I want to say that because of the dark and twisted ways you mess with my life, because of the lies you whisper lovingly in my ear, and because, especially on days like today, you make me feel alone and isolated, unworthy of the good things […]

The State of Our Mental Health Nation

Tonight, President Trump will give his State of the Union address. Some will love it, others will hate it, many likely won’t even watch. I don’t care where you fall on that spectrum. As I’ve said before, I don’t want this site to be political. Yet access to mental health care and a reduction in […]

I Resolve Not To Make Resolutions. I Think I Can Manage To Keep That One

Every new years I make resolutions out of some misplaced sense of obligation. Resolutions are what normal people do, right? Resolutions like going to the gym more (who thought that was a good idea?), eating healthier (doughnut holes are healthier than cream filled donuts, right?), and being more ambitious (see previous parentheticals, ‘nough said), are […]

The Smoking Gun and the Red Herring that is Mental Illness

This week, as with so many other weeks, this nation witnessed a community in grief, torn apart by senseless gun violence. The scenario, so familiar to so many of us, brought grief that those mourning the losses couldn’t even imagine. The responses too, were all too familiar. Calls for better gun control laws on one […]