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 […]

Shining a Light On Our Darkness

I write this blog for a number of reasons. One reason is to connect with others who struggle with mental illness, letting them know they aren’t alone. Another reason is to push back on the stigma surrounding mental illness. But I think on some level, I write in the desperate hope that one day I […]

The Dark Tales of Justice’s Blindness

I talked Thursday about what lawyers need to do for one another and how the profession can better take care of it’s practitioners. Today, however, I want to talk about what lawyers, law makers, and policy makers can do for society. Laws are often built around what is known as the “reasonable person” standard. First […]

The Devil’s Advocate

A little while back, I talked about the mental health risk that police and firefighters face, hazards that exist in addition to the physical dangers of they’re job. Similarly, soldiers and veterans die every day from suicide while many more suffer on in silence due to the mental health risks of their profession. But sometimes […]

The Darkness of My Demons. And the Light of My Angels

I frequently refer to my mental health issues as demons. And to me, they absolutely are. And while I’ve talked of my faith some, the fact is that the demons of my darkness are getting a lot more screen time than the light of my angels. And as I’ve found myself thinking more about faith […]

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 […]