I thought I’d just write about some things I’m excited about and have enjoyed the past few months (and what a joy it is to feel excitement again!) I’ve gotten into reading about exploration. As someone utterly possessed by the need for knowledge and driven by curiosity, I admire the impulse that led countless people to hurl themselves out into the world in the spirit of discovery. The poles are especially interesting to me: the […]
I’ve blogged before about my struggle with melancholic depression, a type of major depressive disorder characterized by intense feelings of despair, overwhelming feelings of guilt, loss of appetite, and an intensification of symptoms in the morning. It is episodic in nature. It has no specific trigger. For me, it comes without warning, lasts up to a week, and then disappears as suddenly as it had arrived. Some days, when under its dictates, I cannot get […]
Depression turns you inward and makes you fall in love with your own suffering.
You know how Marvel movies have a post-credits scene called a stinger? Sometimes book writers do these, too. They're called "epilogues."
While it’s a shame to interrupt the usual deeply erratic programming of joke posts and internecine griping, there’s something I’ve wanted to chime in about for a while and this space is as apt as any. I’ve been working as a right-wing watcher for the better part of the past year, which, while not an especially long period of study, means that for better or worse I’ve become intimately familiar with the nuances of the […]