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Gambling On Life: The Cost of Treatment In the US, Part 1

It has been just over 6 months since my last redesign; with each one, I have a theme. Previous themes include touching on the definition of color (as well as interpretation of humanity), the state of my own mind, and appreciating more abstract forms in life. This time, I'm making public my experiences in the […]

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Should you report that weird kid in school?

In 1999, we had the Columbine massacre. The two who committed the atrocity were considered "outsiders". They wore black, listened to music like KMFDM, and played violent video games like "Doom". People blamed the music. They blamed the games. They started pointing fingers anywhere they could. Other kids became suspects, themselves, for sharing similar characteristics. […]

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Is Web Design Art: Black is the absence of light

Is web design art? I've had a passion for web design for many, many years. I've had some works gain more attention than others on various feature sites, as well as one design that got some kudos from Smashing Magazine years ago. Let me state the premise first: Web design IS art. The web is […]

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Internet & Net Neutrality For Dummies

Pretty much everybody is talking about it right now, but there is a lot of misinformation about Net Neutrality. I'd like to talk about what it is, and what the real problem is with it's repeal. Note: I've got credentials. I've got a degree in Computer Information Systems, have worked as a Systems Manager handling […]

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Documenting Depression: Visiting The Psych Ward

If you've got someone you're close to with depression, there is a chance you'll visit them in the psychiatric ward of a hospital. Visiting the psych ward is an experience, and each one is different. This is my experience. All names have been changed for privacy purposes. Carrie: Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety. Committed due to alcohol […]

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Living with TMJ Disorder

Do you have TMJ disorder? Do you have friends or family who do? Here's a story about living with TMJ disorder. Like many illnesses, everybody experiences different symptoms with TMJ disorder. Many of the people I know personally who suffer from TMJ disorder tend to deal with just a few simple symptoms; clicking of the […]

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Documenting Depression: Routine

When you live with depression, routine can be anything but. Jess has a harder time than most, due to the struggles she has to deal with on top of her anxiety, BPD & depression. Routine tasks aren't all that suffer, though; even things that are generally enjoyed can end in pain. Jess loves the bathtub. […]

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Documenting Depression: Highs & Lows

Jess has had a very rough week with her anxiety, BPD & depression with highs and lows. So many things can happen in a persons life that will impact them significantly. When you suffer from a combination of anxiety, BPD & depression, those significant events carry an even greater impact, creating exceptionally strong highs & […]

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Documenting Depression: Medication

This week, Jess went to pick up a prescription for medication to treat her depression. Depression medication plays a major role in treatment. Just like muscle relaxers for my TMJ disorder, or my antihistamines for my allergies, Depression medication is designed to help treat ailments of the mind. Jess's doctor (not to be confused with […]

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Documenting Depression: Getting Help

With depression, getting help isn't easy. Even if you have access to a mental health professional and can afford it, you still have to convince yourself to go. Jess and I have discussed therapy many times. We finally made an appointment to get help with her depression, but that doesn't mean we're over the hurdle. […]

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