Careful What You Wish For [Updated Version]

[WARNING] Strong Adult Language. Parental Guidance is Suggested. Careful What You Wish For My fellow Adams County Drug Court Clients, I am writing this for you because we are at war, and I want you to have plenty of ammunition, in fact I want you to have as many high capacity magazines as you can … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For [Updated Version]

The Bullshit Test, [Part 3 of 3]

**Page Two** If you answered NO to all five questions please skip to SECTION B on PAGE 3. ANSWER KEY * Question 1 If you answered yes to question one. There is a high probability but not guaranteed that you are less than honest. Some folks simply form their sentences in this way. You may … Continue reading The Bullshit Test, [Part 3 of 3]

The Bullshit Test, [Part 2 of 3]

It's true. How do I know this? Because I'm saying it, and I don't lie. Well not unless I have to. That's how I explain it to folks. I don't lie unless I have to. And what could possibly cause me to have to lie? I would need to have a crazy badass reason. Something … Continue reading The Bullshit Test, [Part 2 of 3]

The Sober Life,

I decided that I'd rather write these words here, to you, then on Facebook or anywhere else. I need to place them somewhere. I'll keep it short. After seven months of living in a Sober House, then moving out and into a three-bedroom house, finally renting free and clear, like a grown-up, I might go … Continue reading The Sober Life,

Damages 4, Another Bus Ride

Damages 4, Another Bus Ride Are you down? Is your imagination down? How 'bout it, one more time? Relax, keep your eyes open though, so that you can read. What a beautiful warm sunny day, not quite hot, with a just enough wind. The weekend was not a mirage, not having to work today feels … Continue reading Damages 4, Another Bus Ride

The Warehouse, Part 8

The tour continued, the darkness continued, the overwhelming knowing continued, we were not alone. I feel the same now as I did then, the queen had slipped up, getting turned around in the maze of rooms, doorways, hallways, and spray paint. She did not intend to include this room on my tour. The mistake didn't … Continue reading The Warehouse, Part 8

Damages 3, Flashbacks

The necessity of pain, who would we be without it? We will never know. For those individuals spending their entire life reliving the pain with each pull of a trigger, it can be a never-ending story, not unlike the movie Groundhog Day. (I recommend the movie) Like most of what I write, this piece comes … Continue reading Damages 3, Flashbacks

Damages Part 2, The World is a Serial Killer.

INTRODUCTION Warning, kind of a long read, but worth it... Writing used to be such an unclimbable mountain to me, something that I would never be able to achieve in my life. In fact, I didn't like writing. The love that I used to have for reading has been transformed into a new love for … Continue reading Damages Part 2, The World is a Serial Killer.

Owning Your Shit Part 1, Keeping Your Power

Owning Your Shit, Part 1 Keeping Your Power This post is copied from my column. I write for the Adams County Drug Court Newsletter. My people, the recovering addict and alcoholic. I listen to their words, read their testimonials, and I feel their pain. Their struggle is my struggle. Not only is the struggle real, … Continue reading Owning Your Shit Part 1, Keeping Your Power