35 Year old member of the Canadian Army with a serious case of ADHD and more hobbies than I can count. Giant nerd, history geek, gamer, and grappler, with a lifelong passion for writing and learning new things.
A Nerd's Love Letter to Eberron
Dungeons and Dragons is a longtime hobby and love of mine. I was introduced to the game in my last year of high school and instantly fell into running games for my friends, which I continued to do on a regular basis for the next 17 years. Over the years I’ve played in a number of different settings and systems, each with their own quirks and charms. I ran my players through classic dungeon delves, grand swashbuckling adventures, grimdark military campaigns, cyberpunk dystopias, intergalactic intrigue, and zombie apocalypses. Out of all of the settings I’ve played in, there is one that I keep coming back to however; one world that has stood out and captured my imagination like no other, Eberron.
What I Learned in Quarantine - Lies I've Told Myself
One thing that has been pretty consistent through my life is that I’ve always felt like I never had enough time to get to do the things I wanted to. Thanks to 2020 being the weirdest year in my living memory I have had a lot more free time than I’d ever thought possible. With that comes lots of time for self-reflection, and I’ve been able to call myself out on some of the many lies I had told myself over the years.
Tame Your Squirrel Brain: Study Tips for ADD Students
Hey there, you with the text book open, in front of a computer playing a TEDtalk marathon, in between rounds of Overwatch, studying for an exam tomorrow, this article's for you. This is the second book in my series about living with ADD, and if you want to read my last one on conversation, it can be found here.
Tame Your Squirrel Brain: Conversation Tips for People With ADD
Hey there, you, yeah the one with 14 tabs open in Chrome with Youtube playing in the background and a game going on their phone; this article's for you. I have lived with ADD/ADHD for 33 years now,as well as raising children with it, and throughout that time I've accumulated hundreds of tips and tricks for getting through your day, not annoying people, and functioning almost like a “normal” person without medication. Now to be clear, this article is not to knock medication, I was on Ritalin for almost a decade before I joined the army and that crap works; if you think it will help then talk to a doctor. I also want to say upfront that I am of the opinion that ADD/ADHD is not a terrible condition, but instead simply a different way that your brain operates, and in many cases can actually be beneficial if you can learn how to take advantage of it.