Hi. I promised Joel that I’d blog here at least once a month. It probably won’t be much more than that, between my job and my volunteer work and miscellaneous other things. But I do have a book review that I want to get up within the next couple of days.
I have been married for nearly half my life to someone who lives with bipolar disorder. I myself am mostly neurotypical; I went through some episodes of depression (with definite provoking incidents) when I was much younger, and was even briefly hospitalized, once, very long ago, but some people do manage to recover from depression and stay stable without medication, and I have been lucky enough to be one of them. Cognitive therapy helped some there, and I may write about that later.
In college I majored in psychology at a school whose psychology department was strong in experimental psychology, with the clinical classes in the department having a cognitive behavioral orientation. I didn’t continue in that field, though. Instead, I’ve held various computer jobs: system administration, technical support, software development, and software quality assurance. At this point, I can tell you a lot more about computers than I can about psychology, but computers aren’t the topic of this blog, so you probably won’t hear computer stuff from me here.