Quote of the Week, August edition

“God surely did not create us, and cause us to live, with the sole end of wishing always to die. I believe, in my heart, we were intended to prize life and enjoy it, so long as we retain it. Existence never was originally meant to be that useless, blank, pale, slow-trailing thing it often … Continue reading

If migraine treatment was a game…

Sometimes I wish my health was more like that of the patient-of-the-week in an episode of House. I mean, sure, I’d be bleeding out of my eyes, my intestines would turn purple for no apparent reason, and my left knee would inexplicably explode, but after 40 minutes the doctor would dramatically proclaim that I have … Continue reading

Quote of the week – part deux

Hmm, this is a little less “weekly” than I had planned, but oh well. Here is this week’s quote: “When pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all.” -C.S. Lewis … Continue reading

5 Ways I’m like a Vampire

I wrote this awhile back but never posted it. I found it it my notes today and decided, clearly, that this was written under the influence of heavy medication. Just saying.   I’m sitting here in a dark room, recovering from a migraine, and I realize that maybe I’m a lot cooler than I think. … Continue reading

Telling myself the truth

Over the past several years, my migraine attacks have grown more frequent, which is both an alarming trend and also super lame. So it’s not exactly a surprise that I’ve been struggling with depression, wallowing in the feeling that my life is stuck in a permanent haze of pain. Recently, however, I’ve come to recognize … Continue reading

The Cult of Chiro

Note: I actually wrote this about a year ago, but never got around to posting it. Reading it now, it seems like I was just a little bit cynical about that whole experience. I’ll post a more up-to-date follow up soon. Seriously though, these people are slightly nuts. Let me start by saying that I’m … Continue reading

Quote of the week, first edition

I’m going to start posting quotes and scriptures that encourage me. I figure it might encourage whoever might be reading, but more so I think I need to be reminded over and over again that I have hope. Here it is: ” For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a … Continue reading

I’m back!

This isn’t a real post, except technically it is. I just wanted to acknowledge that it’s been a very VERY long time since I’ve written anything and give a heads up that I’m totally planning on writing again. It’s all part of my attempt to get into a better mental state. You can infer from … Continue reading

Work and the Perception of Work

When people ask me what I do, my standard response is “cube monkey,” but probably a more specific description is that I work as a sales writer for a large IT company. It’s a high-stress job with tight deadlines and long hours of staring at a computer screen, which admittedly is not the ideal job … Continue reading