I Married (a) Dick With Nice Legs

I’d been drinking an average of two bottles of wine a day, every day, for a couple of years when I met Dick. We were both members on a popular dating site and he had reached out to me first with a “Hello”. Our conversations quickly ensued. He was never brash or pushy, which IContinue reading “I Married (a) Dick With Nice Legs”

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

Was marrying a man named Dick. Not because his name was Dick, because it wasn’t – he just was one. He was an epic Dick. Within the first three months of our marriage (not really, but legally) he’d had me arrested twice! Now, in my defense – I’d never spent a sober day around thisContinue reading “The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made”

The Approaching Storm

The following is an excerpt from my book, Saturation. When I was 27, I learned that alcohol could be used for specific purposes – to calm down and to disengage from reality. I began to use it as a tool, but I took ownership of it slowly. Like many healthy young adults, I chipped awayContinue reading “The Approaching Storm”

Two Years Sober and a Relapse

Yowza. That has to be really hard to digest. Knowing that all the hard work it took over two years to get and stay sober is now in second place to a relapse. Ugh! I am constantly reminded by other folks who write about their relapses after substantial periods of sobriety that the addict voiceContinue reading “Two Years Sober and a Relapse”

Chapter 2 – Con’t

Saturation, A Memoir is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Saturation-Memoir-Jennifer-Place/dp/1461018129 I still knew quite a few people around Tulsa. All of my old classmates were still in high school. This time, they were seniors. And while they were in class or sleeping under their parent’s roofs, I was working, going to college and living in myContinue reading “Chapter 2 – Con’t”

Saturation, A Memoir

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my memoir, Saturation. I stayed with an older friend who had her own apartment until one day, another friend of mine decided to bail with me to California. We packed my little yellow Toyota Corolla and took off to sunny California. The oil pan was severelyContinue reading “Saturation, A Memoir”

Roller Coasters SUCK

I don’t care what anyone says, roller coasters suck. They’re dangerous and terrifying and loud. Here’s the interesting bit. Folks not only have a mental roller coaster available to ride in their brains, they choose to get on it and ride for days, weeks, months and even years at a time, without getting off, whenContinue reading “Roller Coasters SUCK”