Author Archives: Steve Comer

The Good Guy

You are always a good person the day people find out you died. This phenomenon is pretty amazing actually. I suppose it stems from that old adage ‘don’t speak ill of the dead’, but it goes well beyond that. People love to talk about the good things when they hear that news, no matter what […]

Do The Hardest

When I was a kid, my grandfather taught me a very important lesson; one that I utilize on a near daily basis. I tend to live my life by a handful of one-line philosophies, and this might be the one that has wormed its way deeper into my life than any other. He would always […]

Game of Inches

The assumption about bipolar is basically that you are moody; one minute happy and excited, the next sad and despondent. But this is far from the reality. To clarify on what a bipolar diagnosis is: for Type I, you need to have experienced 1 depressed mood and 1 manic mood in your entire life. There […]

Hard to Remember

This is the blog from last Monday, and Tuesday. I am hoping today the social media links actually work. Enjoy:   My son is now roughly the same age that my daughter was when I was hospitalized the last time and underwent ECT. The most terrible part of my experience  with that procedure actually happened […]

Speed Picking

Some things in life are not only counter-intuitive, but difficult to do even when you know it is how it is supposed to be done. There is a particular technique for playing guitar, called speed picking, where you, well, pick with high speed. And every single player who attempts to pick with great speed but […]

Hard to Remember

Something happened and I caught word that the Facebook link was broken yesterday, so I am reposting. If you read yesterday from Twitter, or the email link, or other blogging networks, or you just stop by the page every Monday, then the below essay is the same as yesterday’s regularly scheduled one. I apologize for […]

Hard to Remember

My son is now roughly the same age that my daughter was when I was hospitalized the last time and underwent ECT. The most terrible part of my experience  with that procedure actually happened in the many months that followed it, and that was realizing how much stuff I had forgotten. I would have conversations […]

Exit Light

I have been having a ton of dreams lately. I’ve said this on here before, but normally I never dream. If I have one dream a month, that is a lot. But last night was the first night in five consecutive nights that I didn’t dream at all. On top of that, I have had […]

Neck Pain

You ever wake up with a pain in the side of your neck? This seems to happen to me all the time. I end up spending the entire day with my head slightly tilted and unable to look over my shoulder. I never really realize how much I move my head until this happens. And […]

Force Fields

In 1948, Kurt Lewin published a book called Resolving Social Conflicts. And in that book he applies a simple concept from mechanical physics to describe how social equilibrium works. I’m sure you are all familiar with ‘for every force there is an equal and opposite force’. It is Newton’s third law of motion. Kurt Lewin […]