Here Is The Big Announcement And It’s Not What You’re Thinking.

I am accepting applications for a reader/writing coach. I am NOT looking for an editor. I’ll get to that later. Right now, I am looking to hire someone to read my book, the 1st edition, and tell me what you THINK about the story – regardless what you think I might want to hear. TheContinue reading “Here Is The Big Announcement And It’s Not What You’re Thinking.”

Drama In The Dining Room

On my third day in treatment I finally made the mistake of deciding I could handle the noise in the dining room. I followed Shelly through the lunch line and tried to lip read her over the noise. It looked like she was explaining where to find things like napkins and condiments as I followedContinue reading “Drama In The Dining Room”

The Confrontation

Lany, the assistant director of our treatment center, seemed oblivious to the fact that other people might overhear her if they’re standing next to her. I’d been editing my 1st step all morning. A 1st step is a lengthy AA assignment and we were asked to complete one during treatment. By the time I realizedContinue reading “The Confrontation”

Some People Are NOT GETTING IT. They Don’t Want To.

And I know what that’s like because I refused to change my behavior for decades. I knew that to get and to stay sober I had to become a permanent non-drinker – I just refused to do it. Yesterday, I replied to a social network post where a woman who had experienced 32 years ofContinue reading “Some People Are NOT GETTING IT. They Don’t Want To.”

Bunnies! Everywhere! 🐰Chapter 5

The following is an excerpt from the beginning of chapter 5 in my book Saturation A Memoir. Previous chapters can be found here in my blog. My memoir can be found on Amazon: Saturation: A Memoir: Place, Jennifer: 9781461018124: Amazon.com: Books I flew to Canada the same day I put my youngest son on aContinue reading “Bunnies! Everywhere! 🐰Chapter 5”

Why Are Some Things Contagious And Others Aren’t?

Diseases, feelings, ideas, attitudes ~ these can all spread through populations and ‘infect’ others. We’re already way too familiar with the COVID19 virus and how easy it is to become infected by it. Everyone on the planet – just about – is walking around with a mask on. But feelings? Ideas? Attitudes? These things canContinue reading “Why Are Some Things Contagious And Others Aren’t?”

I Was Drunk At My Own Wedding

The following is an excerpt from my book Saturation, A Memoir. My work can be found on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B0067BBNKM ~~~ “I could not have been more thrilled to be moving to Canada. Vancouver is only a two hour drive north of Seattle. I didn’t care so much about the city Dick and I wereContinue reading “I Was Drunk At My Own Wedding”

Life Happened

I published my memoir in March of 2011. That was nearly a decade ago and a lot has happened since then. For one, Life has happened. I’ve already started the outline for my second book, but I’m not quite sure how to begin. I know, I know – at the beginning. Right? But it’s notContinue reading “Life Happened”

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”

Busted – Again pt 3

Continued from 3 August 2020 The following is an excerpt from my book Saturation. I studied my handcuffs as we drove away. They were heavy and cumbersome, which made dialing and holding my cell phone awkward. Calling Dad was no easy feat, but I managed. “Hello?” He answered on the first ring. “Hey, Dad! I’mContinue reading “Busted – Again pt 3”