“Born on the crest of a wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep*,” Ben is a sailor through and through. He graduated from one of the U.S.'s few maritime universities with a U.S. Coast Guard third mate license and a B.S. in marine transportation. After college, he joined the Navy and currently serves as a warship driver.
Diagnosed at a very young age with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and dyslexia, he had his share of challenges growing up and he has made it a lifelong journey to discover how to live better with attention deficit. For starters, Ben and his ADD/ADHD have a cup of coffee every morning to get to know each other better and to supplement his current medication. Ben loves epiphanies and believes there is a lesson to be learned from every situation in life.
Ben has many heroes, including (in no particular order) Albert Einstein, C.S. Lewis, Nikola Tesla, Jesus, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Dave Matthews, and his big brother.
If you can’t find him on any of the world’s oceans, he is probably lost somewhere in the mountains.
He writes about his daily life with ADD/ADHD his ADDitudeMag.com blog column, My Journey to ADHD Acceptance.
*From naval and maritime lore, included in the U.S. Naval Academy's official handbook, Reef Points.
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