Recently, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of memory, specifically how our ability to retain memories changes as we age. A lot of research has gone in to a specific phenomenon known as “childhood amnesia,” which is the idea that we lack the ability to retain memories from the first 3 to 4 years of […]Read more "A remembrance of things lost"
A few weeks ago I realized the medication I take for my depression was no longer having its desired effect. It took a very long time to find the right combination and dosage of medication that brought my seratonin levels up to a manageable level (ie, one where I didn’t want to die because I […]Read more "What my mind is like"
I’ve lost a fair amount of friends. That’s part of both growing up and also life. People come in and out of your life, some disappear quickly while others fade slowly like fog on a windshield. It’s not the loss so much as the adjustment to your new world—one where that particular person is no […]Read more "On losing friends"
Looking at the innumerable survivors of sexual assault and harassment for whom Trump being the leader of the free world has taken a serious toll on their mental health and recovery.Read more "On being a sexual assault survivor in Trump’s world"
I thought I’d try writing out some of my fears, mostly to see if I can categorize and extrapolate on them to understand them and myself a bit better. We’ll see. Anyway, here they are: -Rejection, typically of any kind, no matter if I care about being approved of by the person, group, or institution […]Read more "Things I fear"
“Will I ever get married?” is a question I’ve always asked myself but rarely ever felt the answer wasn’t somehow definite. I knew I would get married, buy a house, have kids, and all that jazz because it was going to happen. Of course it would, how could it not? It may sound silly to […]Read more "The Story and the Plan"
I think everyone has experience being an outsider, being outcast, being unwanted. If you never have… congratulations, I guess? I… don’t know how you managed that but… that’s good, then? But for everyone who has, it’s a terrible experience, made all the more worse when you are the sole exclusion. Whether it’s from a group […]Read more "Let me in"