A free-association scream (900 or so words of id-driven rage at addiction poured onto the page without editing or re-reading)

Saturday, March 17, 2018 Keith Howard 0

Readers know I’m not a God guy at all, not real interested in whether the Big Joker in the Sky is paying attention. Still, I pray 50 or 75 times a day, saying the same prayer over and over and over: “Thank you, God.” For today, I’m going to amend that prayer to “Thank you, God, and please help Larissa find a way to want to find a path to sobriety.” READ MORE


No more crises because that’s all life is

Saturday, March 3, 2018 Keith Howard 0

I don’t relate this to embarrass Larissa or anyone else who’s struggling to find a way to struggle to quit drinking. I danced that same dance for years, making a decision to quit drinking and believing that decision was the same as accomplishing the goal. READ MORE

Ask Dr. John

There’s truth in most perspectives: Toward greater understanding and empathy

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Dr. John D. Rich Jr. 0

When I was growing up, after my father lost his job, our family entered a world of poverty. Behind closed doors, hushed conversations about “how we’re going to pay the bills,” and “what are we going to do about the car?” and “did you hear that Ed’s getting evicted?” happened frequently. My brother and I would be sitting on the couch, where I pretended to watch cartoons, but instead strained my ears to try to know what was going to happen to us.


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