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ADHD

ADHD And Artistic Expression

Art or technique?

Art belongs in the ADHD life. It is intrinsic to the distracted, eclectic and rapid life of people with ADHD. And even though some of us are intently devoted to work and callings that are not considered artistic in nature, the truth is that we bring art to those things and find art in them as well.

At one time, my work was the work of a computer programmer....
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Adult ADHD

Today I Love My ADHD

Today I love "Today I Love"

Today is not a special day. It's just another day. I have lots of days that just aren't special at all. They're just days.

But every day of my life has two things in common that are rather special and that I'd like to talk about here. And those two things are connected.

Every day I feel the negative effects of my ADHD....
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Adult ADHD

I’m Mad About Having ADHD

Anger can be self-perpetuating

I've been told that I have anger management issues, and I can't even begin to tell you how ticked off that made me feel.

Apparently some people believe that those of us with ADHD get angry easier and more often than people without.

The truth for me is that I get angry when I'm frustrated. And if I'm frustrated by someone unable to understand that I'm not angry...
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ADHD Life Goes On

Sometimes I'm not very busy ... sometimes.

Sometimes life seems overly complicated. Sometimes it is brought on by my own actions. And sometimes it just seems that life's complications catch up to me.

Sometimes life isn't complicated. But it's been my experience that that will never last, I'll complicate it.

I know that when it seems like life's complications catch up to me, it's usually the result of my...
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Doing The ADHD Thing

Yes, I can design a poster ...

I'm designing a poster today. Actually, I'm shifting a couple of trailers around and designing a poster. Okay, I'm helping move some tables and chairs and shifting a couple of trailers around and designing a poster.

You know what though, I'm actually having a practice session with my musical partner and helping to move some tables and …

Okay, I'm busy. But...
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ADHD, And I Got Nothing To Say

Pondering some of the things I might say

I'm a quiet kind of guy. I don't really have a lot to say. And that's true of today too. I really shouldn't be writing a blog post. I got nothing.

So, half that opening paragraph was a lie. It's true that I often don't have anything to say, but it's pretty rare that that stops me from running...
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Stuck With ADHD.

When I'm engaged in photography, I'm pretty zoned in

Let me tell you a little story. I could start this story with the words “You all know that I have ADHD, right?” But I think I'll just tell the story and you consider the impact of ADHD as you read it.

I do all kinds of freelance work. I work for a local online magazine called...
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A Long Hard ADHD Week

... and when you're finished that ...

I'll tell you this much for free, I don't mind hard work. In fact, I enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

But I do hate doing more than I should have had to do because of my ADHD. And this week has been bad for that.

“What's that about?” you ask? Well, let me just tell you.

When I'm working unsupervised, which is most...
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Mental Health As A Crime

Is it a crime?

I am aware that there is a disconnect between the systems that determine guilt and punishment, and the systems that would be needed to remediate the failed aspects of a person's makeup that allow criminal behavior.

I'm also aware that the percentage of people with ADHD is significantly higher among inmates of correctional facilities than the percentage of same in the "free" world.

And this makes me aware...
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ADHD And Bored Bored Bored Bored

I love holidays, what'll I do next?

So, I'm on holidays. And it's great. I'm writing my blog, I'm doing little technical things for the online magazine I work for, I'm taking pictures and posting them to social media, and doing more technical things for the online magazine I work for, and writing my blog again, and doing more technical things … well, you get the picture,...
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