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Frank's an ex-TV writer, now sandwich-generation ADHD homemaker with a wife, two kids, a dog, and an eighty-something mother-in-law in a house that won’t stay clean. He writes here to try to figure out what’s going on there.
posted: Monday February 9th - 10:57am
Blowouts and Triumphs: An ADHD Success Story, Part 1
Talking my ADHD daughter (and myself) off the ledge of her fears.
posted: Sunday March 23rd - 10:24pm
Dog Is My Co-Pilot
posted: Monday March 17th - 1:43pm
Caution: Road Work Ahead, Part 3
In the wake of my father's death, facing up to her loss, my mother needed me — obsessive, distracted me, in all my imperfect weirdness.
posted: Friday January 3rd - 11:03am
Caution: Road Work Ahead, Part 2
On this family trip, I'm tailed down the highway by my old companions of the road: anxiety and grief.
posted: Friday September 20th - 10:47am
Caution: Road Work Ahead
I bucked my attention deficit and mapped out this road trip well — but even the most detailed plan wouldn't let me leave grief behind.
posted: Monday June 24th - 10:06am
Pushing through Panic with ADHD
posted: Friday May 24th - 2:39pm
Career Day: I'm a Writer, and I Have ADHD
posted: Sunday July 8th - 9:37pm
Running on Empty: Part Two
In last month's Part One post I was down in an insomnia-fueled, no-joke, no-metaphor, black hole of depression so deep, so wide, and so all-encompassing that there seemed no possible way out. As an ADHD guy who can sometimes make hyperactive look like standing still, I didn't stay holed up in my bed with my dark hopeless thoughts brooding by myself. Heck, no: I brought them...
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posted: Tuesday June 5th - 9:58pm
Running on Empty: Part One
In last month's ADHD Dad post I dug a hole and put a tree in it. This month, I woke up to a much wider and deeper hole in the floor beside my bed. It's Saturday, the morning I get to sleep in, but I ruined that by staying up most of the night reading, so even though it's 10 AM, I've only gotten my normal...
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posted: Wednesday April 4th - 7:07am« ADHD Dad Blog
Digging Deep for Peace of Mind
With every grunting swing of the pick, I dig a hole deeper to bury my ADHD — my worry, my anxiety, and my memories of a life that never happened, but should have.
I swing the pick down harder than I need to and the head buries itself into the hard-packed dirt with a dark, gratifying thunk. I get a deep satisfaction from this. It’s like I’m stabbing some beast in its thick, vital gut. Swing it down, thunk. Pull it up, and the rip of the roots being torn from their home makes it sweeter. Down and up again,...
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