Main Man

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I used to play ultimate & still love it.

This blog is an adventure in discovering who I am, particularly as I learn to live with my friend, narcolepsy.  While the disease has drastically impacted my life, this blog will also reflect the many things I do and love that narcolepsy won’t and can’t take away.  More than anything, this blog will be about me returning to health.  If that helps or entertains or amuses or upsets others, so be it.  I just know that I need to write about where I am and where I’m going.  Thanks.



A sampling of my life interests:

  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Star Wars
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Poetry
  • Shakespeare
  • Orson Scott Card’s Ender and Bean books
  • Film
  • Star Trek
  • Yoga
  • Linguistics
  • Mythology
  • Joseph Campbell
  • Arthurian legend
  • Photography

Some of my favorite music makers:

  • Barenaked Ladies
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Indigo Girls
  • Glee cast
  • Mason Jennings
  • Michelle Hotaling & Scott Slater
  • Beatles
  • Beach Boys
  • Brian Wilson
  • Mike Doughty
  • The Corries
  • Scottish music
  • Harry Chapin
  • U2
  • ABBA
  • Styx
  • The BoDeans
  • Billy Joel
  • Buddy Holly
  • Danny Elfman
  • Thomas Dolby
  • The Jazzabels
  • James Taylor
  • Jackson Browne
  • Elton John
  • Jamie Hogberg
  • Molly Fleming-Wolfe
  • Matt Riehle
  • Joe Jackson
  • Johnny Clegg (& Savuka)
  • Paul Simon
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Kermit the Frog
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Partridge Family
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Neil Diamond
  • Barry Manilow
  • Prince, Queen
  • The Proclaimers
  • Beruit
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Squeeze
  • Trip Shakespeare
  • Talking Heads
  • The Who
  • Pete Townsend

Some of my favorite literature:

  • The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • How Coffee Saved My Life: And Other Stories of Stumbling to Grace by Ellie Roscher
  • The poetry of Deborah Keenan
  • The poetry of Lewis Mundt
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran-Foer
  • Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran-Foer
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • Man Walks into a Room by Nicole Krauss
  • Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Orson Scott Card’s Ender and Bean books
  • The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by  J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Narnia books by C.S. Lewis
  • Moby Dick by Hermann Melville
  • In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Any play by William Shakespeare
  • The poetry of Tony Hoagland
  • The poetry of Billy Collins
  • The poetry of Wang Ping
  • The poetry of Quincy Troupe
  • Any story or poem by Raymond Carver
  • Any story by David Sedaris

5 responses to “Main Man

  1. Andrea


    I admire your hard work and courageousness for sharing your story as well as helpful information about narcolepsy through Narcoleptic Knights. I think that you would agree with my feeling that, as part of the self-discovery process, it can be useful to share your personalized story of narcolepsy, or other mental health diagnoses with others. If you are interested in sharing your story with me, I am assisting with a book that will be published around September 2011 on first person accounts of people with a range of mental health diagnoses. This is another opportunity to continue to share your story and touch the lives of others. If you would like more information on this opportunity please let me know and I can answer any questions you have. As part of contributing to this project, we would also be able to direct readers to your blog for more information. Thank you for your consideration!

    – Andrea

  2. KC Carpenter

    I was misdiagnosed with narcolepsy about six years ago and recently found out that its idiopathic hypersomnia. The two have fairly equivalent symptoms to say we’re related. As so I feel true empathy for your disorder and your accounts that I recently found on your website. Im sorry to say that we are both part of a senceless group of strickened individuals.

  3. George

    I came across your blog and noticed you are from the twin cities. I was recently diagnosed with N and also live in the twin cities (I was also a part of a ver strong men’s group for about 7 years). Anyways I have some questions about your experience with various medical professionals around here. Can you email me any contact info (ie phone or email) to George at imctrade dot com? Thanks!

  4. Jessie

    Hello, I just stumbled across your blog, and I am impressed. I am also a teacher and am wondering how you balance all of the responsibilities that are part of our jobs. Does your employer provide accommodations for you? If so, what are they?

  5. sarah

    I am a teacher with narcolepsy. Glad to meet you

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