My name is Thom, I live in extremely rural California. Music is probably my most enduring passion, hockey being a close second. I've spent my life, at least the last ten years dealing with sometimes crippling anxiety, most of it being of the social anxiety variety. But, I have recently become aware just how pervasive my anxiety actually is. This blog is an effort to cope with, and move past anxiety. I'll be addressing a number of topics, but, this is a time of throwing things against the wall and seeing what sticks. This is about self betterment, self improvement, moving past obstacles, and admitting when I'm licked. I certainly don't purport to know that much about anything, but, hopefully, it'll be entertaining.