Depression in the time of Coronavirus

I'm writing from my bedroom, the only place in the house that doesn't give me anxiety. But it's a tradeoff, because this is absolutely an incubation space for depression. The same view, the same mess, the same routine. It is mind-numbingly boring. But that's not the main event. It's just opened up space in my … Continue reading Depression in the time of Coronavirus

And Now for Something Completely Different- Cats! The Movie.

I saw Cats! today. Aside from teaching myself the opening notes to Memories on my parents' grand piano (brag), I know nothing about Cats!. I almost typed that I knew nothing about Cats!, but having spent the past hour + watching the movie, I still know nothing about Cats!. I do know, however, that the … Continue reading And Now for Something Completely Different- Cats! The Movie.

I want to get off the ride, please. OCD and Why I’m Sleepy and Failing

For the last three months, I have been tired. I mean fall-asleep-at-any-moment, can't-think-straight tired. At first I chalked it up to a sudden uptick in the "doing things" category of my life: conference in Florida, visits from friends, two weekend writing classes at once, getting sick, more travel, more people in town (PLEASE note, I … Continue reading I want to get off the ride, please. OCD and Why I’m Sleepy and Failing