15at50

15 years and one day ago today, I was out of control, and at an all time low. I’d been drinking regularly and heavily with increasing frequency and quantity for nearly twenty years since I was a teenager. And like a lot of people, it was all fun at first. But eventually, my excessive drinking […]

Mirror

Sure you look into it, but are you truly “seeing” what’s there? Some are subconsciously afraid of the mirror. Not for what they see, but for what they don’t want to see. It’s precisely this kind of pride-leveling that’s necessary for growth. Sometimes it’s necessary to make changes to things that may have long been […]

3650

**Note: this was originally written in 2012. All still true, just with many more days added of continuous sobriety. If I can, you can too. No doubt about it… ********** 3650 The number of days of continuous sobriety today, 12/17/12. The number of times I questioned my ability to really do this. The number of […]

Juicy

Despite what the world tries to tell us and sell us time and time again… Life can get better. People can change. People can recover. People can achieve happiness and contentment in life. People can improve their circumstances and outcomes. More than idealism, I speak from the realism produced from direct personal experience. New careers […]

Ad-DICK-tion

You know who they are… Those who make an exception not to be an asshole. Those who derive pleasure by causing other people pain. Those who stir shit up just for kicks. Those who COMPLAIN about everyone and everything, but do nothing to CHANGE anything. Those who arrogantly believe that they’re always right, and the rest of us dumbasses are […]