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Good-Bye 2011

2011 is almost over, so time for me to assess the good and the bad of the year. Bad: 1: continued depression 2: back and hernia surgery 3: worrying about things that I cannot control Good: 1: surgeries have and … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Dec 31, 2011

Good-Bye 2011

2011 is almost over, so time for me to assess the good and the bad of the year. Bad: 1: continued depression 2: back and hernia surgery 3: worrying about things that I cannot control Good: 1: surgeries have and … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Dec 31, 2011

Confessions of a Book Lover, Part 2

This year for my birthday, I received two books: Liberty by Garrison Keillor and Blockade Billy by Stephen King.  They were both enjoyable reads that I read that same weekend.  I decided that I would make a goal for my … Continue reading U...
by reclaiming ryan on Dec 27, 2011

Faith and Prayer: Part 4

Image via Wikipedia After I had completely finished with school, I moved back to my hometown and got my career underway.  Soon afterward, I got a letter from my high school choir director, who was also the choir director at the … Continue rea...
by reclaiming ryan on Dec 21, 2011

Faith and Prayer: Part 4

Image via Wikipedia After I had completely finished with school, I moved back to my hometown and got my career underway.  Soon afterward, I got a letter from my high school choir director, who was also the choir director at the … Continue rea...
by reclaiming ryan on Dec 21, 2011

So Little Guy needed some new shoes

Like any three-year old, Little Guy seems to either outgrow or wear out shoes within a matter of weeks.  It’s getting to Christmastime, one of those times where the kids get a little spiffier, so he needed some “dress” shoes.  Wh...
by reclaiming ryan on Dec 21, 2011

I may have over-promised

I have learned that a crucial element of my depression is my energy level.  The less energy that I have, the more down I get and the more anxiety that I have.  Sometimes I try to combat this with coffee … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Dec 20, 2011

Little Guy’s Greatest Hits.

OK, this one just happened today, but it is too good not to share.  We were getting ready to go to our daycare Christmas party.  Little Guy (now 3) and I were in the car waiting for Baby Girl and … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Dec 17, 2011

A Slight Diversion.

I had to share this quick thought.  Tonight before the kiddos went to bed, we all laid on our bed: Lovely Wife, Baby Girl, Little Guy, and me all cuddled up together, with Wonder Pup at our feet, reading stories.  … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Nov 17, 2011

A Slight Diversion.

I had to share this quick thought.  Tonight before the kiddos went to bed, we all laid on our bed: Lovely Wife, Baby Girl, Little Guy, and me all cuddled up together, with Wonder Pup at our feet, reading stories.  … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Nov 17, 2011

Where I have been.

Yesterday I alluded to the fact that my quest for mental health is looking up, just as my quest for getting a great photograph has.  It hasn’t been easy. Over the past two years I have been battling some health … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Nov 14, 2011

Where I have been.

Yesterday I alluded to the fact that my quest for mental health is looking up, just as my quest for getting a great photograph has.  It hasn’t been easy. Over the past two years I have been battling some health … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Nov 14, 2011

The Tragedy and Comedy of Spring

A couple of weeks ago our robin chicks hatched.  I was so excited.  Even though they were not very cute (actually they looked like miniature dragons), it was fun to watch their mama and pops feed them.  I was also … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on May 27, 2011

Ch-ch-ch-changes

An interesting phenomena has come over me in the week since I have decided that I would devote more time to writing–suddenly I have nothing to say.  No blog posts, no journaling, no progress on the novel that I started, … Continue readin...
by reclaiming ryan on May 4, 2011

Reading the Signs

There is an interstate beltway that goes around the city in which I live.  One particular off-ramp always amuses me.  Getting off onto one of the main North-South drags, this particular ramp has two right hand turn lanes, and of … Continue re...
by reclaiming ryan on Apr 26, 2011

Confession of a Book Lover

I felt a little dirty after doing something the other day.  How could I stoop to this level?  What on earth am I talking about?  Let me explain. Lovely Wife joined me for a counseling session on Monday.  By all … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Apr 14, 2011

What a weekend

This week I am going to eschew my normal philosophical musing type posts.  I am doing this for a couple of different reasons.  The first is that now since I have established a blogging style, it is time to sprinkle … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Apr 4, 2011

My frenemies, beer and coffee

One of the tough parts about coming to terms with my depression and anxiety is slowly weaning myself from two of my great loves: beer and coffee.  Now, I don’t drink either with any of the regularity that I once … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Mar 20, 2011

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

When dealing with depression and anxiety, there are definitely good days and bad days.  Right now the bad days seem to outnumber the good days.  What is really frustrating, however, is when the bad and good manifest themselves in the … Contin...
by reclaiming ryan on Mar 18, 2011

Growing old before your time…

INTRODUCTION AND MENTAL FITNESS I never realized that depression would feel quite like this until I was deep enough into it that I realized that is where I am.  I had admitted to myself on particularly bad days that I … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Mar 15, 2011


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