On my recent absence

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve last posted something here. Call it a case of writer’s fatigue (sometimes it seems like I’m telling different versions of the same story and I ask myself “What’s the point?”). I’ve shared my story, haven’t I? I’ve written about my own depression and anxiety, of mental health more broadly, of […]

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Full Disclosure

Driving into work this morning I was listening to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and he had Barry Crimmins (Skaneateles native) and Bobcat Goldthwait on to discuss Goldthwait’s new documentary about Crimmins, “Call Me Lucky.” The film covers Crimmins’ experience as a comedian and political satirist but most importantly, his status as a survivor of childhood […]

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Interested in writing a guest post on Paul’s Letters?

Over the last few weeks I’ve been without my laptop (though it’s back now!) and my productivity on the blog took a little bit of a hit. To be expected, right? I occasionally post updates using my iPad, but typing out a long post on the screen is a little annoying. But while I was […]

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Book review: The Girl on the Train

Last summer I was taking the train from upstate New York into the city to see my brother and his fiance. Rolling through the Hudson Valley in August is a treat- the verdant hills and woods, the starkness of the cliffs against the blue sky. It’s one of the prettiest train rides there is, right […]

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Reintroducing myself for 2015

Yeah, yeah, I know, this isn’t actually my first post of the New Year but I came across what I thought was a helpful writing exercise for bloggers and it fits into how I maintain this blog. The advice was to introduce yourself to your readers. While I suspect many, if not most, of my […]

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Locked doors and dark windows

I stopped by my local coffeehouse today, the one I’ve blogged from before, looking to kill a little time while waiting for a prescription to be filled. It’s a great little spot overlooking a creek where friends and I meet most Thursday nights to compete in a little low stakes trivia. They made a great […]

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Podcasting, blogging and mental health

Commemorating ten years of podcasting Slate has published a few different pieces on the medium, including an interview with Marc Maron, a podcasting great and a favorite here at Paul’s Letters, as well as an article on how podcasts, including Maron’s, are helping us talk about mental health issues. As you can tell from the posts […]

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A writing experiment

Hey, have you ever toyed with the idea of writing things that aren’t true or in some way your opinion? What’s the word I’m looking for? Fiction! Yes, fiction. I’ve toyed with the idea of writing novels, screenplays, short stories, etc. for a long time. In fact, there have been some pieces I’ve started, story-lines […]

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