Category Archives: Depression

The Return of Black and Blue Man (Part 1)

Just after 10:30pm, Friday, 26 January 2018. Finally, it was time. I sat down to something I hadn’t done for…yikes, almost a year now. After putting it off for so long, how would I go? There was only one way … Continue reading

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It’s been one year

PROLOGUE I had originally begun writing this post a few weeks ago…but two tries later, it just wasn’t working. Last night, I began another post about a different subject…but that didn’t work either. But while trying to write last night’s … Continue reading

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The night oasis

First – to regular and long-time readers, an apology. It’s now been over three months since I last posted here. Don’t worry – nothing major happened to me. The only things that did happen were busyness elsewhere (some good, some … Continue reading

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Mid-Life Crisis (Part 2)

Part 1 For the first six months or so, 2012 hadn’t been a bad year. During the last six months, though, things changed. At that time, my five years of therapy with my psychiatrist Dr. Khan came to an end … Continue reading

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Before Black and Blue Man: The Six Visits (Part 1)

Early 2006. I was working for another Canberra-based account, and once again travel was required – which at first was exciting. To my mild disappointment, however, it turned out that I would only going down there for one day – … Continue reading

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International Black and Blue Man (Part 1)

For a long time, overseas travel was something I never contemplated. There were three main reasons why. One reason was lack of interest. Visiting other countries did have some appeal, but not that much – and for a long time, … Continue reading

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Before Black and Blue Man: The Turning Point (Part 6)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Saturday, 14 June 2003: morning It was bright and sunny outside, a good day for a friend’s wedding that afternoon. And I was looking forward to going. I’d just finished … Continue reading

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Poor Man, Rich Man: Bankruptcy – Year Two

Year One 2012 wasn’t one of the worst years of my life, but it certainly wasn’t one of my best. There were good periods and successes, as described in some of my posts throughout that year – but often there … Continue reading

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WTF?!?

Late night, Friday 3 August 2012. Thanks to my employer observing August Bank Holiday (because our clients include major Australian banks), a long weekend lay ahead. Speaking of work, I was only hours away from finally completing a major and … Continue reading

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Antidepressants and me (Part 5)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 A funny thing happened as my daily routine changed dramatically during the past month. Sometimes, because of the strange hours I was keeping, I forgot to take my medication. Every second day … Continue reading

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