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Get Away From Me!

Well ... that never happened!

I'm a pretty social guy, under normal circumstances.

These

't normal circumstances.

Something has been bothering me lately though.

Well, it isn't bothering me more than the pandemic and the resultant collapse of societal norms as we knew them. Nor is it bothering me as much as the realization that nothing will ever be the same again.
What, already?
Remember two or three months ago when people were "cleaning up" their...


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It’s On!

We got 'em!

What a mess this world is in these last few days and weeks, eh?

Things shut down, people asked to stay home, staying six feet or more away from each other, no gatherings of more than five people here in Canada is the rule. This is a weird world indeed for us now. What used to be a random accidental meet up on a street corner is now considered socially irresponsible.

And...


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ADHD Gender Bias Lives On

Far away ...

There has been controversy around the diagnosis of ADHD since the seventies.

And there should be that controversy until some issues are dealt with.

One issue that comes to mind is the fact that fewer women are diagnosed than men. It is likely a dismissive perception of women that still persists that makes the diagnosis less likely to be applied.

The still persistent idea that women are less, need less, do less, are...


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Welcome To Kelly’s Island

I'm home!

Do you remember Gilligan's Island? That was a fun show, eh?

I was always amazed that they had a man there who could pretty much make an xray machine in a coconut but he couldn't patch a six inch hole in a wooden boat that looked to me to be above the water line.

But let's leave that to one side for now.

The thing I want to address is...


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What Kind Of Half Baked Scheme Is This?

Well begun is ... half baked?

All my life I've heard statements like the title of this post. From parents, from teachers, from everyone.

And it has forced me to do things differently.

Other people work in the open. I often work in secret, keeping my successes and failures to myself until I have a completed project.

And even then, I keep some of those completions to myself. I mean, once the stimulation of...


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Stimulation, First Responders, and Pandemics

Keep calm and ... oh wait, we are

On Friday I wrote "Having ADHD means constantly coping with the myriad little issues that make up our disorder. We compensate for one thing and three more things pop up in our lives."

I was talking about how those of us with ADHD seem to be less agitated, less "freaked out" over the COVID-19 virus pandemic than the neuro-typical population is.

And in fact, a discussion...


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Feeling Nothing?

I can't help not feeling ....

I've been reading posts on social media over the last couple of weeks, and people seem to be unsure and unsteady. This COVID-19 thing has gotten them into a space where they are having trouble figuring out what to do.

One of the most hilarious reactions I've noted is people rushing out to buy toilet paper. And they're buying months worth.

If the new economy is going...


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So, You Want To Make Me Cry

Musical messages from the inner me

I've written a few songs in my life. One was actually recorded by a folk group called Our Shotgun Wedding. I'm kind of proud of that.

I like my style of song writing too. Even though some of my music is darker, think heart break, not death and mayhem, it is usually mostly positively driven.

But in reviewing some of the lyrics I've written, I have recently discovered...


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We Shall Lead Them

We can do this!

You know what? I think it may be time.

I think it's time that we stepped up and did the right thing.

I think it's time that we took over the world.

Why? Because we're used to being looked at strangely and regarded as odd.
What?
Look, we're supposed to all be distancing ourselves from others. COVID-19 is real, and it's here.

And although the things we're supposed to do to battle it...


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ADHD and COVID-19

What is this going to mean for us?

The jury is out deliberating on what COVID-19 means to the ADHD community. Well, okay, there's no jury that I know of, but what I'm hearing in our community is very little.

There are some sensible things happening around the world, and some ludicrous things as well.

There will be some far reaching implications and changes that occur in our world because of this, some will be...