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Category Archives: life

Self-Diagnostic 5

I think it’s time for another self-assessment check-in on how my brain is doing. This is gonna be fun! Let’s go!

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Well, yesterday’s descent into “my life hasn’t turned out the way I wanted it to when I was a kid, now I’m trapped in a banal existence that I can’t get out of because being an adult sucks, so why bother doing anything?” was a lot of fun*, but it’s time to wash that muck […]

Self-Diagnostic 4

Checking in on myself again, assessing how I think I’m doing. Here we go! January was, in a lot of personal ways, a good one for me. I continued writing one handwritten page every morning when I get up. It goes like this: wake up, brush my teeth, feed the cat, get coffee brewing, write […]

Technology Is Your Frenemy

A little over a week ago, I woke up feeling well-rested and eager to meet the day, only to get smacked with a heavy dose of anxiety as soon as I thought about checking Facebook and Twitter, my two main social websites. The thought of reading comments on my Facebook posts–which are all friends-only, so […]

Past Tense, Present Tense

Pop culture treats memory like a video camera, something the brain stores in full, and even if people don’t remember every detail, it’s still there in the brain, waiting to be recovered. But science tells us this isn’t the case. Our brains don’t keep every detail, just short-hand notes of what’s happening to us, dots […]