Category Archives: essays


Yeah, I know. It’s been more than a month since I wrote last. I came down with a mysterious case of writer’s block. I probably should have done what I do when I’m in a creative slump…just charge right through … Continue reading

Posted in ADD, Creativity, essays, Kay Redfield Jamison, Manic Depressive, My writing, Rainer Maria Rilke | 5 Comments

The absurd life

Reprinted from December 9, 2009 at my other blog with an update at the end. I keep to myself a lot, especially in the winter time, oftentimes staying at home, only going out if I have to get the kids … Continue reading

Posted in Albert Camus, essays, The Absurd Life | Leave a comment

Irvin Yalom on minimizing existential depression

I’ve been suffering from waxing and waning episodes of existential depression and death anxiety since I was a child in a dysfunctional home.  I overheard the news a lot and was in constant fear of WWIII.   It probably did not … Continue reading

Posted in essays, existential depression, Irvin Yalom, Staring at the Sun | 3 Comments