A Message from Daniel
Our world is a weird and challenging place, full of dragons to slay and politicians to hide from. Any given day, we are beset by difficulties and oppression, despair and dark warnings. In short, it's a fun planet we got.
There are many ways to approach things. There is humor. There is therapy. There is "the extended vacation." And my favorite, the incomprehensible rant. My suggestion is you try all four...often...with abandon...and maybe some chocolate.
As a decades-long survivor of anxiety and depression, I have learned many things. Chief among them is one basic idea: We are all in this together. We need each other. We grow by knowing one another. We survive by leaning on those in our orbit.
This site includes an overview of all that. It includes parts of my "MILO K., hermit crab" comic strip and books, and it offers links to a few of my articles about depression and anxiety. This is just a sampling, a taste, a smattering of what I do and have done. There is much more on its way. (Check out my Twitter and Facebook accounts if you don't believe me.)
If nothing else, I hope it brings you a site to visit.
A LITTLE ABOUT DANIEL
Daniel Sean Kaye was raised from birth by a colony of hermit crabs. Strangely enough, this has nothing to do with the books. Begun as a comic strip, "MILO K., hermit crab," which ran for 10 years in a series of weekly newspapers in Montgomery County, PA, the entire concept was exhausted by year two. Many moons later, under a legal agreement with the state of Maine, Kaye was forced to write and illustrate these books.
Among other things, Kaye is the former editor of House & Home magazine, Parents Express magazine and The Art of Living Well magazine. He wrote the "Dadography" parenting column, is still a staff writer for a bunch of other places, and is Director of Life Enrichment at Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community. He is on the Abington School Board, Abington Community Taskforce, Citizens and Police Together, and the Montgomery County Taskforce for Suicide Prevention.
He lives with his patient wife, Wendy, his odd son, Aidan, two cats, a one-eyed dog, two frogs, and two snails.