Damages [Spring 2019]

This was one of my first pieces of writing. At the time, I was still in my first year of sobriety. Title: DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact, that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain, informing us that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable, we protect … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]

Yes, My Roommate Has Covid. So What?

I'm edging closer to joining together with my family in Texas. My wife and kids [and three dogs] are patiently waiting for me to get my butt down south. Everything hinges on my job search. I'm nearly there. If you missed my last post, I've moved back into a Sober House. I needed a place … Continue reading Yes, My Roommate Has Covid. So What?

Preparing For The Move To Texas

Following years of unfortunate separation, I reunited with my wife and two children twelve months ago. We've been enjoying a long-distance relationship between Colorado and Texas for the past year. Every few weeks, I fly to Houston and spend a few days down south with my family. Global Pandemic be damned, I'm not scared to … Continue reading Preparing For The Move To Texas

Dream Journal Crash Report [Japanese Language]

For more than 18 months, I've been journaling my dreams upon waking up. I've labeled this experiment [The Crash Report]. For this process to work, I must put my thumbs to my cellphone as soon as I open my eyes. Otherwise, the majority of my dreams fade into oblivion within seconds. Possibly due to the … Continue reading Dream Journal Crash Report [Japanese Language]

Sober Is Power

Recently, a friend asked me, "how long have you been sober?" Until that moment, I'd lost track of my clean time. Only after a brief pause was I able to calculate and answer, "two and a half years." Addicts choose sobriety and recovery for a variety of reasons. These reasons are a common subject of … Continue reading Sober Is Power

Careful What You Wish For [Repost]

Careful What You Wish For Re-post Unfortunately for the addict, the enemy is addiction, and addiction has unlimited resources. Yes, our enemy has been planning for battle, going to war, and killing addicts since coping skills first came into existence. Like combat, the battle of maintaining sobriety is a fluid situation, and the enemy [addiction] … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For [Repost]

Growing Up On A Reservation [Rumbles]

To one degree or another, most young people learn how to fight. For those with brothers and sisters, fighting at home is not an option. Older siblings tend to push their younger brothers and sisters around. At times going as far as to land a few punches. All with love, of course. Truth be told, … Continue reading Growing Up On A Reservation [Rumbles]

Growing Up On The Reservation [School Racism]

Pictured: Polson High School. Polson, Montana. I struggled terribly in school. Not because I couldn't do the work, but for several other reasons. Racism [Racial Politics] was close to the top of the list. Racism; we've all been givers and receivers. Everyone has been guilty of racist thoughts to some degree. Everyone has been the … Continue reading Growing Up On The Reservation [School Racism]

Growing Up On The Reservation [Law Enforcement]

Law Enforcement on the Reservation is complicated, and there is no shortage of it. I grew up in a County Seat, so my hometown had an extra share. We had City Police, County Sheriff's Office, State Police, Tribal Police, and because the city was on Tribal Land, the Feds had several offices. All American Indian … Continue reading Growing Up On The Reservation [Law Enforcement]