Author Archives: captsharkpants

Join Me in the Fight to Prevent Suicide

Suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. In 2014 (latest available data), there were 42,773 reported suicide deaths. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 15 and 64 years in … Continue reading

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Scars

We all have them. They tell stories about us. What were you doing when you got your scars? Where had you been? Do you ever forget that you have them? Are you proud of them? Do they scare you? I … Continue reading

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Diet & Exercise vs. Stress & Anxiety

So here’s the thing: I have, in my possession, a certificate that states that I know enough stuff to be a personal trainer. I can, in fact, lead the average person (beginners would be best) through a series of workouts, … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2017. Thanks for all the fish.

I’m not usually one for a newsletter or year in review, but this has been a hell of a year. At this stage of it, I feel like I wake up every morning like Capt. Picard calling for a damage … Continue reading

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Absence

Many times over the last few years I have found myself either horrendously busy or totally without obligations. I tried to relax on down time in order to build up a head of steam for the next bought of busy-ness, … Continue reading

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Blood: The Great Leveler

I am a blood donor. An avid donor. It’s a hobby of sorts. I’ve written about it before here. I call it the great leveler because every person has it, every person needs it, and the only way to get … Continue reading

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Another trip around the sun

My apologies for the long absences. I have been struggling with stress and anxiety in the last couple of years. In the last few months I have just begun to feel like I’m crawling out of a cave, through rock … Continue reading

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New Month, New …well, month.

Hello all again! I apologize profusely for my absence, I’ve been rather busy of late. Batman and I just moved and I’m still trying to unpack and settle. Work has picked up quite a bit, affording me about 10 days/month … Continue reading

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Goodbye Grandma

On February 3rd I got a call I had been dreading. My grandmother has been fading for a bit now, and in the last month she had been going fast. The phone call was from my aunt who was caring … Continue reading

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Does the Geneva Convention Apply?

It is with great concern that I find myself posting about politics. This election has been a daily re-examination of my neighbors, the behavior of society, and the civil war I see raging around me. Thankfully, it is, thus far, … Continue reading

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