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

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!

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

Caution: Don’t Run Out Of Oxygen! (an addiction analogy)

Imagine an addiction to narcotic pain medication. Now, imagine having to worry about running out of those pain meds. It's a 24/7, never-ending worrying cycle of seeking and securing—an ongoing mission with only one objective; to prevent withdrawal. Getting high is undoubtedly essential but remains in second place next to 'not detoxing.' Pain Pill Addicts … Continue reading Caution: Don’t Run Out Of Oxygen! (an addiction analogy)

The Secret of Yogurt Revealed! (comedy)

Recently, I enlightened my family with a compelling notion. Although, this idea wasn't arrived at without personal sacrifice and required days of analysis. My conclusion: Because Low-fat Greek Yogurt is undoubtedly healthy, whatever I add to such a yogurt is assimilated, and becomes healthy as well. Bottom line: if I add Chocolate Chip Cookies to … Continue reading The Secret of Yogurt Revealed! (comedy)

Deadliest Jobs In American

2019 Job Fatality Numbers Firefighters 8 Police 86 Truck Drivers 1005 By far, Truck Drivers experience the most fatalities each year in the United States. Although, if we're talking percentages, Logging Workers comes in first at 97.6 per 100,000. Truck Accidents cause more than 4,000 deaths each year. Driver Fatigue is the leading cause of … Continue reading Deadliest Jobs In American

Sober Is Power

At this very moment, all across the globe, men and women are walking out on their families for drugs and alcohol. Mothers and fathers have been abandoning their kids for dope since the beginning of dope. Dopes on dope leaving to score dope from dopes. I used to be that foolish dope. It's been a … Continue reading Sober Is Power

Careful What You Wish For [Edit & Re-post From October 2019]

For those with addiction issues, maybe you've heard or said this before, "No matter what I do, the drugs always find me!" Yes, that's precisely what happens and exactly how it works. Even if the addict stays away from the people from their past and avoids creating new relationships with drug users, the drugs will … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For [Edit & Re-post From October 2019]

Always A Miracle Happening Somewhere

In my endless need for education and self-improvement, I spent last Saturday and $200 attending a Forklift Certification Class. It's official; I can now operate a Sit-down Forklift without running over anyone. Well, at least without squishing any small orange cones. Whether or not I can avoid mashing someone with a 7500-pound machine, accidentally or … Continue reading Always A Miracle Happening Somewhere

Who Wants To Watch People Pee? Gross!

It's a well established fact; not all Drug Addicts are Dirt Bags. Furthermore, not all convicted Drug Offenders are Dirt Bags. That said, many of them are Dirt Bags or worse. For Convicted Drug Offenders, I believe there should be a balance between enforcing consequence and allowing someone to keep their dignity. Keep in mind, … Continue reading Who Wants To Watch People Pee? Gross!