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 […]
The idea behind #ForcetheVote is that if elected progressives in the House threaten to withhold their vote for Pelosi in exchange for Medicare for All being put to a floor vote, the movement for Medicare for All will be advanced. There are several flaws in the logic here. 1) The focus on Nancy Pelosi is misguided.The focus on Pelosi misunderstands how House Democrats work by making the same mistake that liberals do — putting too […]