The Unsocial Media

As an introvert with social anxiety issues, I find social media to be a wonderful creation. When the world gets to be too much, I can stay connected while curling up and hiding from the physical world. Yet it can also be extremely dangerous because it, like mental illness, lies to you.  People don’t typically […]

The Mask, and Our Very Own Horror Show

People are hard for me. Trusting them. Interacting with them. Understanding them. And yet all these things that have so escaped me are things I have to do if I want to work, and pay the mortgage, and pay bills, and put food on the table,  and so much more. And so I put on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oh The Places I’ve Been

Yesterday I got a message about my 10 year college reunion. There are many reasons for me to say no. Many of these people I avoided when I was actually in college because that would have required me to be social (no thank, courtesy of my anxiety), and so it is hard for me to […]

Animals: At Least They’re Honest

I used to work in marine conservation and was once attacked by a shark. Just kidding, shark attacks are incredibly rare and statistically they have more reason to be afraid of us than the other way around. Shame on me for that little lie, but I was curious to see who read my last post. […]

Defenses Down

This week has been brutal for me. Waking up at 4 am and then having 10 hour days in the office. So some might think that I’d jump at any chance to unwind. But, when I got an invitation to go out for drinks last night, I declined. I declined not because I was tired […]