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Snow Day!

Brrrrr. Take the day off.

If you live in the southern states or in a tropical or equatorial country, you may not know what a snow day is. That's okay. I'll explain it.

Where I live, near water but far enough north that that water commonly freezes over in the winter months, we get to experience summer with temperatures that soar to 100°F (38°C) or higher, but also winter when the temps drop...


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Comfortably Scattered

Scattered like the leaves

It's been a long time since I've had a throw away day. And it's going to be a while yet before another one comes my way, I hope.

A throw away day is a day when, though there may be things that need to be done, circumstances have converged to make the day one where I can do or not do whatever I please because, for whatever reason, I...


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Time After Time

It can't be now already, can it?

If you search through the titles of posts on this blog for ones that contain the word "time" you'll maybe be surprised at how many there are.

Or maybe not. Maybe you're aware of how time is such a huge part of ADHD.

In fact, if it wasn't for time, ADHD might not exist.

It certainly would be harder to diagnose without the dimension of time.
Right now
Right now is...


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Driving With ADHD

it's more than distraction ...

Do you have ADHD? Do you drive a vehicle? Are you safe doing that?

There are obvious problems for us when we're behind the wheel.

The big one is obviously distraction. We are the kings and queens of distraction. I'm actually the Man of DistrAction, so yes, I'm aware of the situation.

But there's more, apparently.
Did you know?
There are correlations between anxiety and ADHD and driving. Why? I don't...


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What’s The Good Word?

Communicate!

People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are more likely to have difficulty communicating.

And as is often the case with manifestations of ADHD related issues, there are several reasons for this.

Consider, just for starters, the fact that each word one hears must first be recognized.
What?
Yes, I know we have minds, I know that the idea that we can't recognize words might be insulting, but that wasn't my point.

We recognize most,...


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There Comes A Time …

What time is it?

Having ADHD is often a kind of blurry rush through life, like I'm on autopilot.

And as long as everything is going okay, or at least not exploding with the force of the birth of a star, I just let it slide by.

Yes, it is true that since being diagnosed I have acquired some mechanisms by which I am enjoying my life much more than I had been. And yes,...


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The Light In The Fridge

Sometimes it works ...

There are parts of ADHD that just are. They are real and can be observed, especially from within.

The buzz and electric crackle of our brains when we are in electric bounce mode, jumping from one thing to another, bumper cars let loose in the living room of life, that's one of those things.

And the way we can accept an appointment from someone with a date and...


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Let The Storm Come

BRING IT!

Have you ever started into a day that you know is going to be bad?

Of course you have. We all have.

And you've even sometimes known it was going to be bad without knowing fully just why that was or how bad it was going to be.

And when you don't know how bad it's going to be, it always feels like it's going to be worse than it ever was before...


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This Day Suits Me

... suits me

As has happened 21842 times before, I have a day before me in which to accommodate and pacify my world by my actions.

And as has happened in over the last ten years, I am less worried about it than I used to be.

And it has nothing to do with doing less or being more responsible, well, not really much.
Diagnose this!
Nine years ago I was diagnosed with ADHD. And...


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The Things I Remember

Move along quietly now

Yesterday I had a great idea for a post for today.

I remember thinking it was great, that it was the epitome of ADHD and its issues.

And I remember thinking I couldn't forget the subject, because it was so embedded in ADHD symptomatology that it was obvious to everyone, especially me.

So here I am, ready to write about it ...
Whatever it was
The feeling that I...