The thing about living: on my depression and anxiety

Last October I had one of my worst episodes of 2016. In a room by myself in Athens, I rocked back and forth feeling completely alone wanting to slash my rubber skin into pieces. Crying came as long sobs and then short intervals. Nausea didn't allow me to eat or digest. My gag reflex was … Continue reading The thing about living: on my depression and anxiety

I wanted to but I couldn’t: A short rumination about personal failure inspired by another episode of Game of Thrones

My last post was about the love and honour embedded in the willful act of becoming someone's champion. Today's post is about wanting to do so and failing because this is precisely what happened to Prince Oberyn in Season 4, Episode 8 when he could have won but instead got his head smashed in by Gregor Clegane. … Continue reading I wanted to but I couldn’t: A short rumination about personal failure inspired by another episode of Game of Thrones

Answers in the Wind

Last night I took a walk by myself for the first time in a long time. Walks like this I'd remembered in DC from bus stop to bus stop through Wisconsin Avenue, Columbia Road, and 16th Street with my iPod and teenage arrogance. Walks like this I remembered in Melbourne where I passed with semi-adult self-assurance through … Continue reading Answers in the Wind