The Dream I Dreamed Last Night

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I’m laying in a field. Movements are graceful. Actions are direct. The light is soft, natural. Feels like a Terrence Malick movie. Gentle breezes move in waves over the tips of the grasses. I am laying next to a man. That man is former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. His shirt is unbuttoned halfway down his chest. He unzips my pants and, against my wishes, starts to give me a handjob. I don ‘t hate it, but I didn’t ask for it either. My hands move like they are held […]

Tiny Houses

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We all have those things that make us irrationally angry. For me, it’s tiny houses. More specifically, the people that buy them on tiny house TV shows. And there is always a tiny house show on at some point on some channel. There’s one on now. I’m watching it. And I’m furious. It’s always the same narrative. “We want to downsize and live the simple life!” And then they try to cram a family of 4 into 103 square feet. Really? You want to take a dump on a toilet […]

Donald Trump and Mental Illness

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I’ve spent my entire life around mental illness and personality disorders. Just about everyone in my family has dealt with depression. One relative has diagnosed bipolar disorder. My mother would likely never see any sort of mental health specialist, but I’d be greatly surprised if she didn’t have bipolar and histrionic personality disorder. In my own brain, I’ve got some PTSD, lots of anxiety (mostly social and generalized), have had bouts of serious depression, and moderate-severe OCD. I’ve been working with counselors and therapists off and on for the past […]