Too many things, to much Trump

It’s been a long time since I last posted to my blog — a long time.  AND!  Given I really have no ‘regular’ readers, I guess that’s okay — except I won’t get readers if I don’t post. Vicious circles. Anyway, I have been wanting to post on the news and everything that’s going on, […]

What does Trump Know: or I just don’t know

First of:  I don’t know! I don’t know that Trump, or any of sycophants, campaign critters, or appointees colluded with Russia, or anyone else for that matter. BUT! It doesn’t look good does it?  I mean, maybe there was no direct statement to any Russian agents to tune of “Help [him or me] win the […]

Here

Here, sitting in my cube trying to be, still here, just here, still and quiet with the Grateful Dead “Don’t murder me, I beg of you don’t murder me, please don’t murder me” Trying to do, here, nothing here, but listen, shut out inside  voice, emails there and their instant messages. “I was born in the desert […]

A View on the Election Results

It’s probably evident I am left leaning in my politics and the results of Tuesday’s Presidential Election were hard to stomach.  At points in the evening, as the results came in, I fluctuated between feeling hopeless and feeling hopeful.  My wife at times cheered and at others cried. It was a rough night. The next day […]

Gendering and Mental Health

Lately I have been exploring the current concepts of how parental influence creates, demonstrates, and reinforces concepts of masculinity in developing boys.  In particular, I have been exploring how young boys are made to deny parts of themselves in order to conform to the dominant cultural concepts of maleness. This is true of all men, even […]

Motivation

I know that a large part of running a successful blog is consistency and regular productivity.  I mean, it’s not hard to understand that if there is no new content, there are no new (or recurring) readers. This something I really struggle with in regard to my blogs.  My other blog, showcasing (lol) my poetry usually […]

The Problem with Vacations

A couple weeks ago I had an entire week off work for vacation time because my wife was between semesters for her doctoral program and wasn’t working on a practicum (think indentured servitude) at the time.  It was great — sort of. This last weekend I had four days off because my company gives us […]

Denial, Suppression, and Anger

    In my last post, I described how I experience depression.  I wrote a description that doesn’t exactly fit the DSM IV criteria.  In some ways it did, but in others it was different.  Let’s look at this: The DSM, in simple terms (for length I paraphrased), defines a diagnosis of depression as follows: […]