Except For Death and Paying Taxes…

“Everything in life is only for now. Don’t stress, relax, let life roll off your backs. Except for death and paying taxes, everything in life is only for now!“ That line is from the crude but hilarious musical, Avenue Q, and it has been going through my head relentlessly the last few days. And here […]

The Unaccommodating Accommodation Process

I recently posted about how lawyers and policy makers need to do more to incorporate mental health concerns into public policy. Based on the feedback I got from that, I want to start incorporating more policy discussions here. Starting with a personal observation. I am in the process of seeking a reasonable accommodation to work […]

Bad Days & Demons Will Play

Yesterday was a bad day for me. I missed my train. In the process of changing my password at work I managed to lock myself out of my work computer. And the Bruins lost, evening the Stanley Cup Final at 2 games each. And while everyone has bad days, mine open the door for my […]

Hide and Seek with My Demons

In the past year, I’ve been working very hard on mindfulness, on my therapy, and on untangling the roots of my mental health struggles. And as I get closer to shining a light on my demons, they seem elusive, and I find myself trapped in a game of hide and seek with my demons. And […]

Demons Be Damned, I’m Still Going to Live My Life

Yesterday I posted about how a recent vacation to New Orleans was enjoyable, but also exhausting, maybe even down right draining. It might seem counter-intuitive. How could I enjoy something that triggered my anxiety and drained me like that? So, I thought I’d use today’s post to explain. First and foremost, anxiety sucks. I mean […]

My Vacation’s Vampires

This past weekend my wife and I took a mini-vacation to New Orleans. The city of Cajun cooking, voodoo and vampires, ghosts, ghouls, and many inebriated humans. Some may say all the lore and superstition surrounding the city is nothing more than fanciful stories (or perhaps the overactive imagination of a few drunks). Yet the […]

Normal. Wait Your Normal or Mine? WTF is Normal Anyway?

I hate the word normal. I love the word interesting, but that’s another story. But I hate normal because it always seems to be this ineffable, abstract thing. And I know that ineffable and abstract basically mean the same thing, but I like saying both of those words. And ineffable in particular because it sounds […]