Soon I will be posting articles by our new guest blogger named Dee (how ironic as my nickname is Dea pronounced "Dee".. guess that means we are a good match??) I'm going to let him introduce himself. Be sure to check out his blog and expect to read more from him here soon!! ------------------------------------
My name is Dee. I'm 29 from Tucson, Arizona, and I'm a graduate student in sociology at the University of Arizona. I'm originally from Lexington, Kentucky. Before moving out here, I got a Master's degree in counseling. I ran a parenting workshop for parents in the drug court system back home, worked with children who were physically or sexually abused, and I also gave counseling for persons with chronic disease such as AIDS. Before moving here, I also worked part-time for a behavioral health clinic, helping individuals manage weight and exercise programs, ease stress and anxiety symptoms, and work in partnership with their doctors.
My blog is called Brainsplitter. I gave it that name because, basically, I got tired of using my blog to rant about what's going on in my everyday life. I don't really think I'm that interesting a read anyway aside from the few zany stories I get myself into. Anyway, I use my blog to talk about politics and current events, relationships, stuff I'm reading about or studying: basically, thought-provoking stuff to make readers say "hmmm." My writing took a bit of a turn during the most recent presidential election. I started covering the news cycles and offering commentary about current events. It has also been a good outlet for me as a student to talk about research and substantive interests. In my spare time, I like to hang out with my friends, play volleyball, and I enjoy a good beer every now and then.