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 [Monsters]

This piece may come across as fantasy, or maybe even impossible. I assure you, I will never post a lie, and all fiction will be labeled as just that; fiction. The following event is non-fiction. Although, sometimes, I wish it were not so. Warning: May be difficult for dog lovers. My second marriage began in … Continue reading The Journals [Monsters]

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]

Louisiana Part One [Speeding Ticket]

Louisiana Part One During the 1990s and my first marriage, we used to vacation often. I made good money back then, and my wife made even more. We traveled a lot and visited her dad's family in Louisiana whenever possible. Even though I've lived in Colorado and Montana nearly all of my life, I still … Continue reading Louisiana Part One [Speeding Ticket]

My Thoughts This Morning [Pride]

This piece was inspired by something I read this week on another blog—an article from a very talented writer. Approximately 25 years ago, my work supervisor said to me, "pride is overrated." Up until that moment, I hadn't thought about it like that. I've been thinking about it ever since then. Pride is destructive. It … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [Pride]