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By Ken Patterson

'I'm constantly in a fog. I simply do not appear to imagine rather well. i'm a guy who has consciousness Deficit affliction and that i invite you to take an impromptu journey via my existence. yet wear your fog lighting and carry on for the ride.'

- Ken Patterson

In his own account of lifestyles with consciousness Deficit affliction (ADD), award-winning writer Ken Patterson richly illustrates the way the indicators of upload curtail the facility of an clever guy to reach the main usual of life's occasions. via episodes of early life, academic studies, employment, army occupation, and relationships, he finds the delicate complexities of dealing with events most folks take for granted.

This unique and compassionate e-book unsparingly describes a existence distorted by means of impulsivity, distractions, obsessions, and anger. Illuminating, and deeply insightful, it is going to fascinate someone who has come into touch with ADD.

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When we told him what we’d witnessed, he calmly, but assertively put on his hat and followed in Al’s wake. We stood at attention for at least a half an hour, then we heard someone come up the barrack’s stairwell. Sgt. Wolf appeared carrying a limp and unconscious Al over his shoulder. When he’d slung Al onto his bunk, Wolf authoritatively dismissed us and went back about his business. The rest of the week went without incident. There were no more people like Al running off in despair, and even Al himself seemed to have returned to his old controlled self.

Carrie walked toward us in her Cleopatra costume, and I knew I was interested in more than her asp. It was truly love at first sight, something I didn’t feel for the girl I was seeing. Carrie wedged in the truck with Debbie and me, and the staring between us was intense. An instant chemistry. In a couple of days, Carrie replaced Debbie as my steady girlfriend. At first, I didn’t see Carrie much. D. I had just quit another job to begin college. It was difficult to find time for my new flame, but when I did see Carrie, I wanted to be with her all the time.

Al had been standing in line with the rest of us during an inspection when Sgt. Wolf noticed some extra dust in his locker and some left-over soap residue in his soap dish. Al was ordered to accompany Wolf into his tiny office, which was located just off the open barrack’s bay where we all slept. The rest of us were to remain at attention until Wolf and Al returned. From my vantage point, I could clearly see Al through Wolf ’s open office door. Al stood erect with his hands at his sides. He must have been at least six feet three inches.

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