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My Emotional Compass is Broken: The Reality of Undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder

I lost my compass. No, not the one I got at day camp in sixth grade; although that one went missing years ago as well, I mean my emotional compass. I’m pretty sure the shattered remains are in a shoe box somewhere in the closet of my memories. I realize most people have ups and… Read More »My Emotional Compass is Broken: The Reality of Undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder

Is Compulsory Public School Killing Our Desire to Learn?

A long Habit of not thinking a Thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of Custom. ~Thomas Paine Common Sense What’s the purpose of compulsory public school? Ask a conservative American, a liberal American, a moderate/unaffiliated American, and a Canadian (whose personal political identity… Read More »Is Compulsory Public School Killing Our Desire to Learn?

Inspiration Abyss: Unblocking The Creative Block With Practice

Four days into National Novel Writing Month, and I’m behind.  I’ll admit it.  Some types of writing I find come easier than others, and I got far too comfortable pantsing (for those unfamiliar with the term, that’s where all your writing happens by the seat of your pants.)  About a month ago, I looked at… Read More »Inspiration Abyss: Unblocking The Creative Block With Practice