Causing Pain, That Other, Ugly Coping Skill

"So, what did the doctor tell you this morning," he asked his wife, struggling to hide an ugly scowl on his thin, dark features. A sudden wave of sadness filled her mind as a single tear tried to fall from one tired eye, but didn't. The room seemed unnaturally quiet as the woman prepared to … Continue reading Causing Pain, That Other, Ugly Coping Skill

The Tomato Plant [Extended Version]

For this piece, I used two characters from my novel, but it's not an excerpt. It was inspired by an actual tomato plant in a large hanging cage. Similar to the one shown . . . but bigger and . . . well . . . slightly demonic looking. The Tomato Plant As promised to … Continue reading The Tomato Plant [Extended Version]

Good Morning To Anyone Damaged By Those Who Are Damaged!

I want to take a few minutes to say "Good Morning" to those individuals who've struggled with loved ones addicted to drugs or alcohol. The people who have the love and patience to stand by the addicts' side throughout their battle with addiction. So often, we (bloggers) write about the pain and suffering of the … Continue reading Good Morning To Anyone Damaged By Those Who Are Damaged!

Driving A Forklift While I Wait For My Test

For those who have been reading this blog, you may know that I've been driving a tow truck and working as a First Responder for the past couple of years. Truck Before I moved to Texas from Denver in December, I spent my days patrolling the Interstate Highway and working alongside the Fire Department and … Continue reading Driving A Forklift While I Wait For My Test

Only An Fool Would Defund The Police

Democrats across the country have been working to defund Police Departments. Cities like Austin and New York have reduced and reallocated Police Budgets. The results have been an increase in crime that cannot be denied. Democratic Mayors have yet to acknowledge the problem even exists. Interesting, the same people who want to defund The Police … Continue reading Only An Fool Would Defund The Police

Acquiesce To Recovery

Re-Posted from December, 2021. The following was copied from my column. I write for a treatment newsletter in Colorado. Close your eyes and allow your mind to scroll back to the past, back to the world of drugs and crime. Whether last month or last year, let's journey back to the inescapable emptiness of getting … Continue reading Acquiesce To Recovery

Lions, And Tigers, And Bears!

In 1939 Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz made this line famous. Lions and Tigers, and Bears, oh my! Since then, these words have been hijacked repeatedly for a variety of reasons. First, I'd like to say the following has little to do with my previous drug use. In all of my life, I've … Continue reading Lions, And Tigers, And Bears!