A conversation with an old friend, another drug addict, and a drunk. He said he’s been thinking about getting some wine a lot these past weeks. Wine, or some beers, maybe a joint or two to take the … [Read more...] about Old Drunks, and Bad Timing
I wonder if Dr. King, in 1968, could imagine that this country would be more torn and divided in 2019 than it was in that decade? I think of King and John and Bobby Kennedy often in the same thought. … [Read more...] about #MLK90
She read a poem from a man who had been sober twenty- two years and then relapsed. He had completely fallen apart. The poem she read was one of the last things he wrote, before his fall: Twenty-two … [Read more...] about The Face – from The Third Step
I’ve looked forward to this day for 25 years. Never sure I’d see it. To be honest, on October 28, 1993 I wasn’t sure I’d see October 29th, let alone 25 years. I’d had a disturbing phone call the … [Read more...] about Twenty Five Years
This morning I woke up sober. That means this year I've spent more New Years mornings sober than sick. The balance has shifted to the positive side and will hopefully stay there. I’ll never … [Read more...] about This morning I woke up sober.
This is the person the Trump administration and Sessions DOJ has decided should head the White House efforts to stem the opioid crisis. The crisis that will kill at least 60,000, … [Read more...] about White House’s Effort to battle Opiate addiction
In 1978 while tripping on acid and jacked way up on white crosses and tequila, singing Lynyrd Skynard’s “Freebird”, in possession, at the time, a respectably sized cache of unmarked firearms and … [Read more...] about everybody has a backstory
This reviewer ArdentWays hates me, I think, I mean on a mechanical level; like an oil and water level. I’m good with that. In a strange way this person made my day. I’ve dreaded for over a year, … [Read more...] about Everyone needs a mortal enemy