Recently, my beautiful and wicked smaht niece graduated from college. Her and JoDee are sixteen days apart. They started kindergarten together (separate schools but same day). They started middle school together (same school) and high school together (also same school) and eventually they graduated high school together. While they ran in relatively opposite groups they… Continue reading Did You Just Hear Yourself?
Recently I saw someone I was Facebook friends with post an article about the frustration the writer had at addiction being called a disease. The writer wrote about his/her opinion, and it is an opinion which is kind of like assholes: everyone has one and they all stink. The basis is that addiction is a… Continue reading Addiction: The Choice
The heroin crisis is only getting worse. People are dying everywhere. This is not just an East Coast thing, or a young person thing, or an ethnic thing. I know that when one group of people is targeted for something those not effected don’t pay attention. In fact, 30 years ago heroin was the leading… Continue reading Helpful Hints, Tips, and Miscellany
2016 has been a hell of a year. January– This was a brutal month. It began with JoDee coming home from WATC. It wasn’t the best homecoming. Quickly it became very clear that it wasn’t going to last very long. She ran off, as expected, but nearly died, which wasn’t expected. For six minutes she… Continue reading 2016 is a Wrap
Tough Questions I am really getting reflective as the year comes to an end. It has been a really hard year. Not that any of the others weren’t hard, because for the last 5 years have been very difficult as a whole. I have spent much of these five years questioning many things including my… Continue reading Tough Questions
Dear Madam/Sir (I am so freaking sick of Sir coming first. For God sakes it is 2016. Can’t Madam come first for once?) I would like to come forward to address the epipen vs Narcan controversy. Actually, I don’t want to address it because it is a ridiculous and unrealistic debate. I would like to address… Continue reading Dear State House
I have been known, from time to time, on a rare occasion, in an odd instance, to use the F word. I know this may shock many of you. Please, take a moment and collect yourselves. Deep breaths. I promise that it is only used in the most intense of moments. In the most insane… Continue reading The F Word