On Moods and Self-Identity

I recognize that my moods follow a predictable pattern. There's the high, during which every cloud has a silver lining, every goal seems within my reach, and everything on the Internet seems worth purchasing. That lasts a few days before it gives way to a short but dramatic period of explosive tantrums, stomping, throwing things,… Continue reading On Moods and Self-Identity

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Lowered Expectations

My mood always hits a nadir following a period when I've indulged in the notion that I can accomplish something big, something important to someone outside of my own small circle. I'll publish an influential book or become a recognized leader in my community or do some important research, something that would make people who interview people… Continue reading Lowered Expectations