T hat’s probably the best description of what this blog is. I’m using the term phenomenology in the sense of describing the phenomena of living A.D.D….what A.D.D. is like “from the inside” and how it is manifested in the world through one person, me. However, it is not a solipsistic pursuit but, like phenomenology in the philosophical sense, it aims to get at some sort of underlying structure or commonality. For no matter the exact details of the “lived” A.D.D., the struggles remain very much the same – issues of time management (sometimes even an inability to understand time), issues of control (blurting out inappropriate times) – though instantiated in slightly different ways since, after all, we are not identical but are individuals with individual histories. Yet, despite the individual histories, there are common aspects to A.D.D. and that’s what brings A.D.D.ers together.