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ADHD

Not My Choice

You get no choice ...

There's a lot of trouble out there in this big old world, trouble surrounding ADHD.

And the bulk of that trouble seems to center on people who have declared that they know that ADHD isn't real.

Oddly, there are people who believe this, who at the same time have ADHD.

I mean, it's true that everyone experiences the symptoms that plague our lives, but there are people who disbelieve...


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Replay And Rehearse

Right and righteous?

There are two things I do almost constantly, and those things are not rest and relaxation.

They are also not that much fun for me.

Rehearse is what I do when I'm facing a confrontation or potential confrontation that I'm nervous about.

Meeting someone that I have a conflict with will cause this.
And it's obsessive
It isn't a choice I make, I don't tilt my head to one side, stare off into...


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An Ounce Of Prevention

Prevent this!!!

That's a wonderful old saying, isn't it?

And yes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  The problem is that there is no cure for ADHD.

And while what happened to me last night could have been prevented in several ways, it also could have happened to anyone.

So why do I feel guilty?
BECAUSE!!!!
Yes, because I have ADHD and these things happen to me or for me or because of...


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Hurry, Hard!

Curling is hard!

Do you curl? Not likely. The number of people who curl make up a minuscule percentage of the population.

Let me describe it to you. You take turns throwing rocks down a sheet of ice and try to outscore the other team.

The closest rock to the center of the target scores. Seems simple right?

But how rocks end up where they do, is not simple?
What does this have to do with...


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Opportunity Lost

Even in the darkest moments ...

Last June, the Mars Rover, Opportunity, sent its last message home.

"My battery is low and it is getting dark" ... and was never heard from again.

It has affected me in a way I couldn't have imagined when the little rover was first sent off on its mission.

It has affected me because I feel a great affinity for that...


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Looking At Now

Look, it's that time

I've discovered the secret to a happy life. It's all about perspective.

I've wasted so much time looking forward at what I think I need to do.

And I've spent way too much time looking back on past mistakes and situations where I was trying to deal with a known world and couldn't figure out that the greatest unknown was me.

I've looked to the future with dread, and to the past...


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Another Snow Day

I ain't goin' nowhere!

Today, here in Canada, in my neck of the woods, it's a snow day.

And significantly, it's the 13th snow day of the school year, which is apparently a record.

It's certainly beyond what I had ever experienced, back then when I was in school the buses weren't cancelled for much of anything. The roads had to be closed, and that didn't happen very often.

No, this isn't a story about...


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Pants? Check!

I like when I'm dressed

Life is unpredictable. And so are we.

Doesn't that seem like a perfect match?

No?

If you're here, you likely have ADHD, or you care about someone who does.
And that means ...
That means you're looking for help or comfort. I'm okay with that.

I can pass on what I've found to work for me, and I can tell you how my life works so that if you see correlations...


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Don’t Call Me …

Please don't ...

I've acquired a new phone. I like it so far, though I'm not using it much yet.

Why? Ha ha, 'cause I know myself really well and I know that I need a good case on the thing to protect it.

And not just something cute. I need to protect it from falling. 'Cause it's going to fall.

Dichotomy number ... I've lost count.
What dichotomy?
I have ADHD. (How many times have I said...


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Tearing Down The Bad Guys

Let's talk about opportunities

On Wednesday, January 30th, Bell Canada once again facilitated the Bell Let's Talk campaign.

There were several things I noticed that were different this year.

One thing was that bell offered to donate five cents for every view of a video they posted. The cool thing was you could share that video in messenger.

The unfortunate thing was that a large group of sanctified intellectuals pointed out that Bell...