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16 Quirks Of ADHD

Monday, September 1st, 2014
The things we're known for ...

The things we’re known for …

We are unique. We are unusual. We are people with ADHD.

Some people say we’re no more creative then others. Well, we may not be more creative, but if we aren’t, we are more likely to let our creativity flow unchecked. I call that a plus, though it does often preclude us doing other things we should be doing.

We also have drawbacks common to ourselves. We are more likely to miss appointments then those without ADHD. We are more susceptible to unwanted pregnancy and more likely to visit the emergency room.


No ADHD Excuses … Well, Maybe Just One

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Thinking up excuses ...

Thinking up excuses …

To those of you who noticed that I missed publishing my blog on Friday, I have a good excuse. I have ADHD. No, I’m not going to tell you that I forgot, I’ve got a better imagination than that. I’m going to tell you a wee bit of a story.

I have ADHD, and when I decide to do something, I often stick to it until it’s done. It’s called hyper-focus in some circles, perseverance in others, pig headedness in my world.

But, be that as it may, there it is. And it has stood me in good stead on many occasions. That’s the pig-headedness I’m talking about.


A Day In The Life With ADHD

Monday, August 25th, 2014

A play in seven thousand acts.

 

Comedy? Or tragedy?

Comedy? Or tragedy?

Script:

Act 1:

Scene 1:

Kelly is walking towards patio door. In right hand is coffee. In left hand is bowl of cereal. Through the door we see his computer on a patio table beside his deck lounge. He is hurrying to put down the things he is carrying because he has suddenly thought of something he also needs, something that will help him do something that he thinks is a great thing, a great idea. He walks out onto deck, sets down coffee and bowl, turns back excitedly to door.


What Did I Just Tell You?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

 

The key to success ... might be one of these ...

The key to success … might be one of these

What did I say on Wednesday? What were those fateful words? Yeah, I don’t remember either, let’s look them up.

Here they are, “And what about all those things you’ve been unable to keep track of that have caused you so much aggravation? Sure we can call that a flawed memory, but we could also look at it as training in the fine art of trouble shooting, of salvaging situations when they go pear shaped. And we didn’t get good at that by being normal, did we?”

And on Monday, I was talking about being overwhelmed. In that post I said, “Some missteps can be lessons, and I’m always ready to learn. True, I have to experience some lessons an inordinately large number of times, but eventually I clue in.”


The Cause Of ADHD Revealed

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Is this the guilty party?

Is this the guilty party?

Okay, I think I’ve figured something out. The cause of ADHD is everywhere. It’s iodine.

I mean think about it, iodine is in the salt we eat, and no matter how we try to avoid salt, it’s in everything.

Of course you’re asking why doesn’t everyone have ADHD. Well, if we keep going, soon everyone will.


ADHD Economic Stimulation Plan

Friday, April 25th, 2014
Nope, not enough ...

Nope, not enough …

I think I’ve just figured out the answer to a really big problem. I think I’ve just solved world poverty. Well, maybe.

This may sound like I’m joking here, and I want to assure you all that I am not making fun of people who live below the poverty line nor those who live in extreme poverty conditions in the third, or even here in the first world.

In fact, if I’m making fun of anyone, it is the people who drive the vehicle we know by the name “economy.”


4 ADHD Things That Make Me A Good M.C.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
MC Kelly

MC Kelly “I once caught a fish this big.”

I love to talk. I know this to be true. I mean, blogging is really just talking with text. And I do that regularly, right? So what would be a good job for me?

What about talk show host? Maybe, but I can’t guarantee that I could stay on topic with every guest. “So, Mr. Mayor, does the city have any plans to deal with the squirrel problem? They really are quite distracting. … Pardon? You thought I’d be asking about your latest ‘crack smoking video’? Why would I do that?”


There’s No Such Thing As ADHD? Really?

Monday, April 7th, 2014
Normans and ADHDers are like bread and tires ...

Normans and ADHDers are like bread and tires …

A conversation in the future:

“Papa, Timothy , my friend at school, says there was a time when people thought they were normal. Is that true?”

“Ha ha, well, yes, Bonnie, that is true. There was a time when humanity knew so little that some of our ancestors thought of themselves that way. But we know better than that now.”

The people who align themselves with autism have coined the phrase ‘neuro-typical’ or ‘NT’ to refer to non-autistic people. I’ve also used ‘NT’ as well as the phrase ‘norman’, a concatenation of the words normal and human, to refer to non-ADHDers. The words normal and typical suggest that there is an average or a norm that is represented by the general population.


5 Tips To Surviving A Life With ADHD

Monday, March 31st, 2014
How I did it ... so far

How I did it … so far

I may have mentioned this before, I have ADHD. And though I’ve only known that for six years (I was diagnosed five years ago), I’ve had it most of my life.

I have an interesting view of my life, yet not a terribly unique one (there are many people my age just finding out about their ADHD). My view of my life is one where I have memories of life as a confused person thinking I was just like everyone else.

Now, as I look back, I see the effects of ADHD and the intricate ways in which I rationalized, ignored and denied those effects.


Take A Deep Breath Of ADHD

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Hurray! It's the weekend!!!

Hurray! It’s the weekend!!!

I know it’s Friday. The work week, for many, ends today. Just get through this and we’re free for the weekend.

This is your happy place, right? You get to blow off the stresses and strains of that old nine to five and let go.

Not me, I don’t have what you might call gainful employment. At least not of the regular flavor. Mine comes and goes. Some contracting here, a bit of writing there, some snow removal in the right season, a moving job now and then, and some editing all serve to keep the wolf from the door.


 

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