Well, That is Embarrassing

I have been on the obsessive side of self-conscious for as long as I can remember. Some of this is the result of my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – but much of it I can’t foist off onto the OCD and must own as mine.1The OCD is mine as well, but… Continue reading

Wait a Second…

I saw recently that Netflix had added the recent film (The Other Woman) about Charles Dickens (and his mistress) to the available titles. I decided to watch it tonight while exercising on my recumbent. The film started off strangely – in modern day. I thought perhaps they were going to… Continue reading

Apologies to Those Who Have Contacted Me Via OCDDave

Dear Fellow Sufferers, I want to apologize to you if you sent me a message via the Contact Form on OCD Dave and have not received a response. The website’s email functionality was not working correctly and I did not receive copies of a number of emails. Thankfully, WordPress does… Continue reading

2 Weeks Later…

It has been fourteen days since I eliminated wheat from my diet and reduced dairy to negligible to none most days (I’ll admit, I’ve had some ice cream on occasion…). The data has gotten too lengthy to integrate directly into this page, but I’ve shared the Google Spreadsheet I’m now… Continue reading

Does God Tire of Giving Mercy?

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Do I Feel Better?

A little refresher: On Monday (4/14) I decided to test how my body reacted to consumption of a significant amount of sugar. I found that other than my blood glucose levels going through the roof for a few hours it didn’t have any noticeable effect. I didn’t experience a boost… Continue reading

Double-Edge: A Means of Healing, A Means of Hurt

[I struggle with a form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) called Scrupulosity – which focuses around one’s spirituality…This post reflects my being during these times…I take comfort that John Bunyan, who struggled with the same, somehow managed to serve God. This is my normative experience when studying Scripture…the intensity of the… Continue reading


I have been doing a few different self-tests recently. First I did one to see what sort of effect consumption of a significant amount of sugar at a single sitting had upon me (particularly upon mood and energy). Then I did a water-only fast to again see effects – and… Continue reading

A Small Experiment with a Little Blood and Lots of Water.

After I did my experiment with consuming a large amount of sugar (175 g) at one sitting I for some reason (which I cannot remember at the moment…or if I do remember…seems like a silly reason to do so now…) to try a water only fast. I began this on… Continue reading

A Small Experiment with Blood and Sugar.

I know, I know, this is a little weird – but I don’t have diabetes and I do sometimes check my blood glucose levels…Here is what they have looked like over the past week:1I think all the times are off by almost one hour – so the real times are… Continue reading