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Chaos Theory

While most people settled down on Christmas eve with bellies full of dinner after a tiring day of unwrapping presents and spending time with family, my family curled up in the back of a 2000 Ford Explorer thankful for the mild night during winter. After having to leave the house we were staying in and… Continue reading Chaos Theory

Aydan's Life · community · Depression · Holidays

Into the Fray

I hate the phrase “home is where the heart is” it, like most others, is just made up sweet words to lull people into feeling better about where they live. Most people that chant this mantra actually have a home. They don’t have to worry about where they are going to sleep at night, or… Continue reading Into the Fray

A Broken Country · Aydan's Life · community · Family · Holidays · Vehicles

No One Bothered to Stop

Driving in the winter really isn’t great fun if you living in a state that doesn’t prepare for the dangerous weather conditions in advance. This was the case Saturday evening when I was headed back to the house that my wife, two sons and I had been staying in. The misty rain that had been… Continue reading No One Bothered to Stop

Aydan's Life · community · Family · Holidays


I have a love-hate relationship with the holidays and each year when November rolls around I am struck with this mixture of giddy depression and a longing for my childhood years before my family started breaking apart. While my family (my wife, children and I) don’t celebrate Thanksgiving now because of what it truly means,… Continue reading Holidays

A Broken Country · All Lives Matter · Aydan's Life · Civil RIghts · Government · Holidays · Social Equality


My family doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, it isn’t because we aren’t grateful for all that we have, quite the opposite is true. The biggest reason we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving can be seen by paying attention to what is happening at Standing Rock in North Dakota. We don’t celebrate a holiday that celebrates the murder of Native… Continue reading Thanksgiving

ASD · Autism · Aydan's Life · Depression · Family · Holidays · LGBT · Mental Health · Mental Illness · Suicide · Transgender


I will be glad when 2015 is over, this has been the worse year of my life by far. The entire year I’ve spent dealing with one clusterfuck after another, and the day before Christmas was just hell. I am depressed and have to keep reminding myself what I have to live for. I found… Continue reading Reflection

ASD · ASD Testing · Autism · Aydan's Life · Depression · Family · Holidays · Mental Illness · Suicide

Bitter Cold-Truth

We haven’t had electricity since Thursday when our electric company disreguarded a verbal agreement we had, refused to give us twenty-four hours and shut our power off. They claimed they would turn us back on but first we had to pay them nearly $400.00 and fork out a $1200 deposit. We have never not paid… Continue reading Bitter Cold-Truth