Stronger Together, Always

If you didn't already know, I've been divorced from my wife for many years. Six months ago, we stepped onto the road of reconciliation. Until I move to Texas this Summer, we've committed ourselves to the challenges of a long-distance relationship. Relationships are give-and-take. I frequently look to my wife for words of wisdom and … Continue reading Stronger Together, Always

Fighting The Snow To See Our Son

Tuesday Morning Following three days with our Son, my wife and I returned to Chicago last night. Driving in near whiteout conditions for close to five hours, we pulled into the hotel around 9:00 PM. My flight has been rescheduled twice, but I expect to fly out this evening. My wife has to wait until … Continue reading Fighting The Snow To See Our Son

Amazing Valentine’s Day

The benefits of two years of sobriety are as follows! Yesterday I flew from Denver to Chicago to meet my Wife. Tina had arrived minutes before me from Houston. After picking up our rental, we made it to the hotel in just three hours. Not bad, considering the brutal below zero temperatures. Before leaving Downtown … Continue reading Amazing Valentine’s Day

I’m No Longer A Peasant [Pheasant]

Following years of pushback against switching over, I've finally taken the plunge! I have officially purchased and begun using an iPhone. Well, not merely an iPhone, but an iPhone 12 Max Pro. I must admit, my new cellphone is beautiful. And, what did it take to convince me to switch! A woman, of course. My … Continue reading I’m No Longer A Peasant [Pheasant]

Never Give Up Or Surrender!

Breaking the Cycles of Dysfunction, it's the obligation of every Mother and Father. Addiction, Molestation, all patterns of Abuse, and anything else classified as Dysfunction. As parents, we must devote ourselves to stop the madness. Otherwise, what the f**k are we doing as parents? Something I love about my wife, and the mother of my … Continue reading Never Give Up Or Surrender!

I Missed The Sign

Before I accepted my current employment, I'd been working in the field of Traffic Control for some time. Throughout the last two months with that organization, we'd been working overnight for two months. At the beginning of each shift, we had been expected to stretch for 15-20 minutes as part of our safety meeting. Now, … Continue reading I Missed The Sign

How Do I Know That I Love Her?

When my wife asked me, "how do you know you love me," my brain began to spin out of control? I immediately kicked off an answer in the form of an essay. On the one hand, the answer is a story spanning more than 30 years of my life. At the same time, the answer … Continue reading How Do I Know That I Love Her?

Take Nothing For Granted

Even though I've worked extremely hard for everything I have, never again will I take anything for granted. I know what it's like to lose it all. I've experienced being completely alone, with absolutely nobody calling or caring. Like an island castaway, the depths of that loneliness cannot be fully explained. The fall left me … Continue reading Take Nothing For Granted