Mental Illness

Burning Out Is Not Better Than Fading Away

“Burnout is nature’s way of telling you you’ve been going through the motions; your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.” ““ Sam Keen We’ve all been there. The job that we may have taken to escape […]


Writing to Delight: Word Wizardry from Onomatopoeia to Personification

In our last adventure in wordsmithing, we talked about all the ways we can muck up our writing with mistakes.  Today we’re going to explore the other side of middle school  English class, the ways we can play with words to make what we write more interesting and engaging for our readers.

Public Service

We’ll Totally Help You Look Busy Today

Ha! As if anybody still has a job where they can get away with looking busy.  As much as it sucks being unemployed, I know just as many friends with terrible stories about what this economy has done to the jobs that still exist.  If you’re facing a tyrant boss, ridiculous deadlines, the workload of […]


What I Learned from My Crush

I used to have a friend I interacted with mainly by internet. The mode of discourse changed the way I engaged with the world. It started off with my usual social trickery, digging around for funny links and pulling out trivia to make myself seem well rounded and fun. Eventually, I developed a big fat […]