The Urine Test For Drugs

Some of you may know from my writing that I'm on probation. When I finish in a few weeks, it will have been 22 months since I started in December of 2018. I've completed hundreds of drug tests. I take 3 or 4 drug tests each week. Of everything, probation requires of me; this is … Continue reading The Urine Test For Drugs

The 1982 Tylenol Drug Tampering Mystery

Some of you may remember the 1982 Chicago Tylenol Drug Tampering Event. Seven people died from potassium cyanide poisoning after someone tampered with several bottles of capsules and then placed them back on the shelf. Following those seven deaths, multiple copycat crimes claimed even more innocent lives. Back then, almost nothing was sealed to prevent … Continue reading The 1982 Tylenol Drug Tampering Mystery

The Journals [Waking Up To a Fire]

For those who are new to my writing, I've been sober for nearly two years. This period of sobriety has come after four years of heavy drug abuse. This piece takes place about five years ago, during my time running amuck. Recently, I posted a story about being dosed with an unknown hallucinogen. This piece … Continue reading The Journals [Waking Up To a Fire]

The Journals [28 Pounds of Weed]

Like everyone else in this world, I've been changing and growing all of my life. So many of the things I used to hate or not care for have become very important to me. As a young man, I didn't have any patience or love for the Crow. Yes, the bird. Several years ago, I … Continue reading The Journals [28 Pounds of Weed]

The Journals [Finding Treasure]

Throughout my life, I've been finding things of value. For those who have spent time with me during the past five years, quite a few of my friends have watched me score where there should not be a score. It was happening so often a few years ago, that a few people thought I had … Continue reading The Journals [Finding Treasure]

Cheering For The [Blue] Underdog

For nearly two years, I've been building a new [sober] life for myself. I've had as much as ten years sobriety before, but this is the first time I have known with complete absolution, that I do not have any desire to self-medicate. If you would have asked me two years ago how I felt … Continue reading Cheering For The [Blue] Underdog

The Journals [How I Came to Denver Colorado & My First Career]

I moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1988, at the age of 19. Coming from a small town of fewer than 3,000 people, I was not prepared for life in the big city. None of my family lives here in Denver, Colorado. Thirty years ago, I only knew a handful of people; my half-sister's ex-husband and … Continue reading The Journals [How I Came to Denver Colorado & My First Career]