President Trump, Please Cease and Desist

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Keith Howard 0

For the President of the United States to demand the suppression of a book that provides no threat to national security, offers no classified information and doesn’t call for the violent overthrow of the government is a travesty. READ MORE


Swimming together, not drowning alone

Sunday, December 31, 2017 Keith Howard 0

In short, Christmas/New Year can be a hell of a hard time for anyone who’s discovered the joys of use and the sorrow of addiction. Non-addicts may have a hard time understanding why this is so, so let me talk from my own experience. READ MORE


Fat Cat Christmas

Saturday, December 23, 2017 Keith Howard 0

My Gimme List was driven solely by my desire to be one of the guys and included just one item, the toy demanded by every other boy in my third-grade class: a Fat Cat.  READ MORE


How Not to Create a Christmas Tradition

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Keith Howard 0

We used to put electric candles in our windows to guide the Christ child, or that was how my mother told it.  Why, exactly, a newborn infant needed guiding—or what he was doing in Durham, New Hampshire, in December, was never explained.  It was a tradition.



Always More Solutions than Problems: George Needs a Job

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Keith Howard 0

I’d like to help George find a job before Christmas. He’s hard-working as hell, smart as hell, talented as hell, honest as hell and, despite his lunacy, a great employee. He started off as a volunteer at Liberty House, soon spending so much time that I couldn’t help but create a paid position for him.  READ MORE


The Execution of Chatty Cathy

Thursday, December 14, 2017 Keith Howard 0

Once upon a time, long, long ago, before television cost money or people held little boxes to talk into on the street, there lived a boy and a girl.  The boy was very, very good and the girl was okay most of the time, except when she was cranky, which was quite often, but that’s not really part of the story. READ MORE


Never Poor but Plenty Broke

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Keith Howard 0

That kind of informal tax on poverty wears a man down over time, and can transform him from being broke but not poor to just a plain old poor man.  Every man has his breaking point in the battle between poverty and self-respect.  I didn’t reach mine, but that’s not because I’m better or smarter or more deserving than the broke and poor folks who came to Liberty House. READ MORE