When I was 23-years-old I tried running a gas station. I got the job pretty easily and was looking forward to having something to do every day. I assumed there would be nothing to it. I assumed that almost any idiot could at least run a gas station. But, I couldn’t. I felt overwhelmed trying to learn how to … [Read More...]
I thought I was going to spend the Holidays in Hawaii and stay there for a long time. I was only in Hawaii for five nights. It went by so fast. I would move there but I can’t right now. I’m tied down financially and mentally – I need to stay home where it’s cheap and where my doctors … [Read More...]
In early November 2016 I played in the Annual King’s Island Open chess tournament in Cincinnati Ohio, and I did not have very good results (2/5). I lost the very first round which made it difficult to proceed. After the first loss I had 2 wins and 2 more losses. I was a little disappointed. So, I thought something … [Read More...]
- Taking my Psychiatric Medication (big surprise?)
- sobriety (I’m going on 11 years sober on 12/03/2016)
- making YouTube videos
- going for walks in the park
- spending time with friends and family (I don’t really have a lot of friends, tbh)
- driving around town
- studying and playing chess
- reading the Bible
- reading books besides the Bible (as long as
I got my first comment/pingback from somebody that I don’t know. This person reviewed/critiqued my memoir in a blog entry on their website – http://www.losingalltherest.com I’m not sure how they found my website as I do not do a lot of networking, and I am not on Facebook. I despise Facebook. Overall this blogger’s review was positive. He/she calls … [Read More...]
“Do you hear voices?”, my psychiatrist asked.
“No”, I responded.
“Do you see things that aren’t there?”.
Again I replied, “No”.
My psychiatrist boldly responded, “Then you’re not schizophrenic. You have obsessive compulsive disorder.”
This was in August of 2013 when I was obsessing over Hell and how narrow the gates of Heaven are. My psychiatrist asked me if … [Read More...]
So, I set up a “GoFundMe” campaign to help fund my travels. I don’t know much about GoFundMe.com or campaigns in general, but I hope it works. I set the goal to $7500. That should be enough for a long Indian adventure. I don’t like asking people for money, and I almost feel ashamed for doing this. But I … [Read More...]
I have always wondered what my genetic make-up is. I knew (thought) I was Italian on my father’s side. I was aware my mother was a mix of European nationalities. She also claimed to be part Native American. However, I wanted to know exactly what I am. So, I took a DNA test from Family Tree DNA… The process … [Read More...]
I just finished reading “A Beautiful Mind” by Sylvia Nasar. I watched the movie many years ago – shortly after it was released on DVD. It got me really interested in John Forbes Nash and mental illness in general. The book (what actually happened to John Nash) was way different from the movie. Two things were omitted from the … [Read More...]
This is the post where I write about the good times I’ve had. How does the song go? …”Always look on the bright side of life”? Yeah, I haven’t had the easiest life. Things never worked out quite like I had hoped and there have been MANY challenges (read my memoir). I know I’m not alone. And I know … [Read More...]