My diagnosis of ADD, High Functioning Autism (Aspergers), Depression and Anxiety. I learned that these symptoms are representations of what Steven Pressfield calls Resistance in the War of Art. But really it’s all just an addiction to pain, shame, pessimism, isolation, and no creative or productive outlet. Weston and Shadow King is resistance and Great… Continue reading 19 Lessons I Learned From 2019. (Plus one for the New Year.)
When I came back to St. Bonaventure after my summer in Oxford, I solidified my process: legal pad for rough drafts, revise that draft, type it, print it out, edit, and turn in. All of which took about three hours. My senior year, I wrote a thesis on celebrity journalists: profiling Katherine Graham, Hunter S.… Continue reading The Limbo Year.
[Continued from here]. (On top of the Loughrigg Fell in the Lake District of England. Sorry for the smudged scan.) I was lucky enough to get into the Francis E. Kelley Oxford Programme with one of my junior year roommates and best friend. Junior year I lived in a garden apartment with five other guys.… Continue reading Timeline #3: Oxford.
[Continued from this post]. When I make a decision about something, I push forward with full effort. I rarely change my mind. I’m the same way about choosing beer and food, so when I make a decision I stick with it. By the end of my sophomore year of high school, I was interning with… Continue reading Timeline #2: High School & College.
[From David Sedaris’s Diaries: A Visual Compendium] I started writing every day in seventh grade. At the time I lived in Connecticut. You know when you read Walden by Thoreau and you get the assignment to keep a journal? Well, I kept doing that. I was a nerd, an outcast because I was caught and… Continue reading Timeline #1: Seventh Grade.