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Bringing My ADHD Online


The internet is a wonderful place to play. And for some of us it's also a great place to work. But for those of us with ADHD, being online is often like having to take your children to the grocery store.

You head in the front door of the “world wide web” knowing exactly what you're doing there. And the front door is where you check your sanity, hoping you'll get it back when you log out. Every shiny link you see, your kids want ... er, I mean your ADHD wants you to check it out.

It's gotten to the point where I don't ever write my blog online. I open up my word processor and hope to hell that I don't have to look up any references or words.
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Led Astray By ADHD

I love life. That may not come as much of a shock to anyone who reads this blog, but in case you missed it, well there it is. I love life. I love my life, this life. I have some troubles, admittedly. I've seen some rough times. But I love this life.

You see, I've gotten to the point where I'm well aware that life is, most likely, more than half over.

I do tell people that I intend to live to be 110. And that would mean that, at 56, I'm past middle age. It should be noted that I also tell people that when I reach 110 I want to die by being hit by a bus and that I hope it knocks me completely off my motorcycle and into a courtyard near a pool of pretty young women so that I can die surrounded by beauty ... but that's another blog post for another day.
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You’re How Old? And You Have ADHD?


I have a problem. Well, I have lots of problems, but I have one I'd like to share.

It's my age, or rather, my ages. I have ADHD, so I have a chronological age, a physical age, an emotional age, and an age based on how much time it feels like I've lived.

Those ages, in that order, are 56, 86, 13, and 21.

Now the 56 can be ignored, that's just the amount of time since my birth. I don't look that old, and I feel much older (has anyone seen my liniment?).
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ADHD For Valentine’s Day


Just in time for Valentines day, I wrote this post to help you out.

Actually, I'm well aware that it's late.

I wanted to do something like this, but I have been busy. No, really, I have been busy.

And not just ADHD busy. You know ADHD busy, right? That busy when you're supposed to be doing one thing and instead you're picking up and putting down one thing after another and just doing one more little thing, deluded into thinking that you're being efficient and making things easier and you're finally going to get ahead of it all.
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The Scariest ADHD Things You Will Ever Hear … Or Say


ADHD is not necessarily a good place to be. It's not the Ritz, not easy street, not a walk in the park.

And yet, for the most part, if you have it, it's where you're most at home. Like me, if you have ADHD, you've lived here all your life.

It's kind of like living on the so called “wrong” side of town. It's not really all that unsafe, so long as you know where to walk, what to do, who to steer clear of. You know, the little things ... all those things we're not all that good at remembering to do.
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Refresher Course On ADHD


I've been doing some writing about ADHD the last five days or so. No, not this blog. Well, not just this blog.

I've been engaged to write a few articles on the subject.

And I'm learning some things, relearning some things, and remembering some things.

I've been reminded of how young this disorder is and yet how far back in history you can go and still find descriptions of it.
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I Have ADHD, I Don’t Need Your Help


There are things I don't do well. And there are reasons for that.

No, I'm not talking about paying attention ... well, not just that.

I don't do well at running a nuclear reactor. Or, at least, I imagine I wouldn't. I've never really tried, because I've never had any training. I suspect that it involves more than just flipping a switch.

I don't do all that well shifting gears in big trucks and tractors that require double clutching. It's not that I don't know how, it's that I don't practice much.
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Coming Clean With The ADHD Laundry Conundrum


I don't write a help column. If you're looking for tips & tricks, hints to a happy life, what the kids are calling “hacks” these days, you may find a few that work for you here, but that's not my job.

What is my job? Well, among other things, I talk about what my life is like and the things I notice that are likely part of, or at least influenced by, my ADHD.

If you read my blog and you catch yourself saying “Me too!” or “So that's why that happens.” or even just “I understand that totally ... I don't do that, but I see how that could be.” then you get the big part of why I'm here.
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