It all ADDed up — Part I

You'd think I'd have been upset. But a few years ago, when a psychiatrist told me I had Attention Deficit Disorder,* it was a relief. That diagnosis -- one I'd always suspected -- didn't exist during my childhood. But it explained a lot about my life. Why I experienced so much failure in school, jobs, … Continue reading It all ADDed up — Part I

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Run For Your Life: Coming Out From Under the Covers

"You initially become funny as a kid because you're looking for attention and love. Psychologists think that's all to do with mother abandonment. I think John Cleese has his depressions, and Terry Gilliam's the same. All of us together make one completely insane person."                       … Continue reading Run For Your Life: Coming Out From Under the Covers

So many jobs, so little time

So truthfully, my track record with jobs has been, well, somewhat scattered. It's almost embarrassing. I've often wondered why I've had so much trouble staying in one job and in one place for very long. I can't even count the number of places I've lived in the last 20 years -- four since moving to Montana about six … Continue reading So many jobs, so little time

Exercising the Distraction Devil

I'm just back from a lovely 25+ mile bike ride and it's clear how exercise helps with ADD. I feel energized and happy and ready to get to work. Experts say (and I know from experience) that ADDers required to sit in one place for long periods of time can get quite fidgety and distracted. Any … Continue reading Exercising the Distraction Devil

Destination Procrastination

"Procrastinate now, don't put it off."                       --Ellen DeGeneres Uh oh. I've got a deadline looming and I should be writing a magazine article. Instead, I've turned back to my blog because, well, I missed a day and, honestly, it's more fun. So, yes, I … Continue reading Destination Procrastination