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April 2016

Two Weeks Home in Brooklyn

My roommate moved out. It was a surprise. She was supposed to give me a move out date so that I could provide a move deposit with the management office. I came home to a quiet space Friday night. It was dirty. It’s still dirty, even though she “cleaned”. And …

Why PTSD Sufferers Tend Not to Become CEOs

I had trouble falling asleep last night. Aside from the excitement of possibly getting a new-old motorcycle, the lights outside in the courtyard of the building where I live were on until after 3am. Even though I have blinds and curtains to block the light, the courtyard lamps pointed up, …

Handlebars and Parking Your Bike

Why do Bay Area riders insist on parking their motorcycles with the handlebars turned to the right? While browsing Craigslist ads for a new ride for me, I’ve seen image after image with bikes’ handlebars turned unwisely to the right. This is absurd and stupid. I said it. It’s stupid. …

Never-fail Relief

My last blog post was about dissociation, and a bad day of it. It’s important for anyone, but especially a person with PTSD, to have something he or she can do to provide mental relief. For me, it’s riding motors on two wheels. At the end of a work day …