My Recent Ramblings
When it’s time to change
In my first post I said that I would come back around to the topic of medication, and well, folks, today is that day. I'm going to lead off with a blanket statement: if you seriously think that medicating for mental illnesses is "tHe ReAl PrObLeM" or that maybe I...
One thing that I enjoy doing, especially when I need something that is a distraction but low stakes, is play video games. I have played video games for years, but never really connected how useful it was until now, but that's a story for another post. A few years...
Some real talk about anxiety
I originally was going to write about something else for my second post in this seires, but I've been doing a lot of thinking and reflecting over the last week and that has lead to this post. I have what is known as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This means that...
Trying something new
As we all begin to figure out how to manage things in these *insert cliche phrase about the pandemic* times, one thing that I've been struggling with is my mental health. Now, these are not new things I've been facing. I've been dealing with anxiety, depression, and...
This post is brought to you by a trash take on Twitter. . . .
"Depression is a choice" This is a tweet I saw come across my feed yesterday, thankfully with comments from people about what utter trash of a take this is. Why would anyone choose to be depressed or any other mental health issue like that? I just wish that we were...
It’s time to Get Out The Vote. . . . .
Now is not the time to be passive. Our democracy depends on it.
Rafting on the Chama River
Here are some selected shots from our rafting trip down the Chama River in New Mexico. Note: I was getting used to using my GoPro in a sporty way so these may not be the best, but I had a blast rafting! Videos from the rafting trip and more trip pictures to come...
Is this an accurate way to describe the 2016 POTUS race?
Y or N?
20 Random Thoughts about the 2016 POTUS Race
Talk about why people should support your candidate and not why the other candidates suck. Check the methodology and dates for all polls. If the methodology is crap, so are the results. Don’t reward bad polls. And don’t make bombastic claims based on those bad...
I asked the reverend once, “What are we supposed to do in the face of so much senseless pain?” And he said to me, “What else can we do but take what seems meaningless and try to make something meaningful from it?”
Frank Underwood may be super shady, but. . .
I asked the reverend once, "What are we supposed to do in the face of so much senseless pain?" And he said to me, "What else can we do but take what seems meaningless and try to make something meaningful from it?"
No, we can’t just get a new VAN, part 2
Note: My thoughts and conclusions posted here are not meant to be accusations or proof of anything. It is just my analysis of what information is out there. I know that some may not believe that NGP is being accurate in what they are saying or that there is some...
No, we can’t just get a new VAN. . .
So, at this point everyone should have heard about the data issue that happened involving the the Democrats running for President. However, there seems to be a lot of misinformation floating around out there about what happened, along with people just having no...
20 Hours in America. . . .
There’s a lot going on in the world right now – with the bad out shadowing the good. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings going through my mind, but at this time I am unable to translate them into something coherent. Since my own words are lacking, I am going to share some words from President Bartlet from one of the greatest episodes of TV ever.
The Saga of David Glass and the “Borrowed” Photos of Kids
Author's note: This is part of a series of posts by on this. The earlier posts can be found on Facebook here, here, here, and here. Due to the fact that there are minors featured in the pictures discussed in this post, I have blurred their faces to protect their...
A glimpse inside
Well, thanks to Sara Bareilles, I can offer a small glimpse of what types of thoughts go through my head when I have to meet new people, or really just interact with people in general.
The Lies I Tell Myself
Now this post has been a long time coming, and I’m sure that I’ll have second thoughts after it is posted and be tempted to take it down and run away.
5 things the Minnesota Legislature should just do already. . .
Here are a few things that I wish the Minnesota Legislature would just do already. Not because they are popular. Not because they are easy. But because they are the decent thing to do. 1. Housing for all. 5 Cities and States That Are Ending Homelessness...