Adventures in writing

So You Wanna Blog About Your Demons

March 3, 2014 Adventures in writing

Quite a few people are starting to share stories about their mental health challenges and other demons. Some ponder if they should start blogging about it. Having written such a blog for almost five years now, here’s my take. Mood music: If you feel you have reached the right point in your journey to start […]

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The Year That Will Be: 15 Goals

January 7, 2014 Adventures in writing

It turns out I have a lot of goals for 2014. Here’s a list. Wring all the sloppiness from my eating program. Find a cheap elliptical machine and use it for at least 30 minutes a day. Earn my way off the blood pressure pills. Get the first-ever security section of Akamai.com up and running. […]

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The Year That Was

January 6, 2014 Adventures in writing

A lot of folks have made comments about what a shitty year 2013 was. There were deaths, divorces, miserable jobs, layoffs, etc. I didn’t end the year feeling bitter, though. Many good things happened. Mood music: In 2013 I started an excellent job, made a lot of new friends, got in lots of quality time […]

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Quoted in Forbes Again

December 19, 2013 Adventures in writing

For the second time this year, I’m quoted in a Forbes article. Cheryl Snapp Conner and Tom Lowery have been too kind. The earlier story was about how mental illness can actually make people stronger in their jobs. The latest is an article called “Fifty Shades of Effort: The Writer’s Life, and Why We Choose It.” In it, I talk […]

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You Can’t Fight Depression with Unicorns and Rainbows

December 17, 2013 Adventures in writing

In recent days I’ve watched an interesting online discussion about depression and bipolar disorder. One one side is author and speaker Natasha Tracy, whose writing pulls no punches about the dark side of such maladies. On the other side is a blogger named Sarah Ryan. She believes the approach to addressing the subject should be […]

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The OCD Diaries, Four Years Later

December 5, 2013 Adventures in writing

This weekend marks four years since I woke up in a funk and started this blog on a whim, figuring I’d at least feel better if I spilled my guts. It did the trick. But in the years since that day, it has become something far bigger than I could have imagined at the time. […]

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A Revere Kid Celebrates National Grammar Day. Punk-uation, Anyone?

March 3, 2013 Adventures in writing

Tomorrow is National Grammar Day. For writers and copyeditors (my wife is both), this is kind of like St. Patrick’s Day and Easter rolled into one. Erin plans to stay glued to her desk all day, weighing in on all the conversation that comes rolling off the Twitter tongue. Given her job, she has no […]

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The OCD Diaries in Book Form

December 12, 2012 Adventures in writing

Erin and I are making plans for 2013. One is to turn The OCD Diaries into book form. Mood music:  RumbleLink Wray100 Rockin’ Instrumentals Almost since the beginning of this blog, readers have suggested that I do an OCD Diaries book. Flattering as that suggestion is, I sort of balked at the notion. This began […]

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THE OCD DIARIES, Three Years Later

December 7, 2012 Adventures in writing

Three years ago today, in a moment of Christmas-induced depression, I started this blog. I meant for it to be a place where I could go and spill out the insanity in my head so I could carry on with life. In short order, it snowballed into much more than that. Mood music:  Mental HellRamonesAnimal Boy About a […]

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Lost In Brooklyn. Be Back Soon

September 10, 2012 Adventures in writing

I’ll be lost in work for the next couple days as I cover a security conference here in Brooklyn, NYC. I also have to do a lot of work on this blog’s resources sections. Therefore, no new posts until next week.  No Sleep Till BrooklynThe Beastie BoysDef Jam Music Group Tenth Year Anniversary Box Set […]

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