The Glow Farm is Under New MGMT: My ADHD Diagnosis + First 7 Days with Adderall

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Last February, shortly after my 29th birthday, I was diagnosed with ADHD. It’s made for a revelatory, but real confusing and weird year. After I was diagnosed, I tried managing my ADHD on my own for about 10 months (okay, “on my own” really means with mega help from my awesome wife, who’s been amazing, supportive, and then some through it all). I thought getting to know my brain and how it works with this new context of ADHD might be all I needed, and maybe I could even pick up some mindfulness techniques that would boost my mind-management skills. However, the results were pretty mixed. There were some successes, but a lot of frustration. I was still trying to control something I’ve struggled to control my whole life.

COMICS! Or: *Pause* *Slow breath* Okay…I’m okay. *Slow breath* *Pause* Comics.

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Comic books thump my chest something near mystic when they're real good, and lately they've been witching me but good due to comic books becoming more and more diverse and inclusive. It's a great time to be a comic fan who was always a bit embarrassed to be a comic fan. While all media can …

the ORB

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It's a Roy Orbison morning. Everything is draped in darkness with some pockets blooming with blue flame in rhythmic intervals. The crackle of the blue burning sounds like a thousand records waiting to start in the darkness. Sometimes we're a sad club of ghosts. The Boo-Hoo Crew VS Mysteries of the Unknown (everything). Goo clouds …

Things I Want in Life

7. Crazy beers on the reg, kinds with scorpions in them, cheetah feet, actual radioactive waste, baby squids, baby glaciers (not just ice, dammit), and moon dust. 8. A host spot on The View. I just think me and Whoopee Goldberg could be good friends. 9. My wife to admit to everyone I'm funny. Maybe at the monster bday party. 10. Shoes made kings' skulls 11. All guns shoot tiny guns that shoot tinier guns and the tiniest gun shoots Dr. Pepper, but I mean with whiskey too, amiright? 12. All gorillas recognize. 13. Every state has an official state cobra. 14. My dog stops telling my secrets to everyone, making me distrust most animals (especially smug).