Do You Get Drunk Around Your Kids? Did A Parent Get Lit Around You?

I got trashed around my kids when they were young. And today – I’m paying for it. We communicate, my kids and I, but our relationships are strained. More-so with my oldest who remembers things clearly. Today my kids are 25 and 31. I really put my drinking on the starting line when my oldestContinue reading “Do You Get Drunk Around Your Kids? Did A Parent Get Lit Around You?”

Are You DRUNK Right Now?

Are you thinking you want to get sober because your life SUCKS? Yeah. I’ve been there. Check this out. Here’s what you no longer have to worry about if you choose to stop swallowing alcohol… When you’re sober, you will NOT: Drunk dial anyone, drive drunk, pass out, black out, experience hangovers, spend hard-earned moneyContinue reading “Are You DRUNK Right Now?”

Where Does This Notion Come From That Once We Get Sober Everything Is Going To Be Right In The World?

It’s not. It never was. Or maybe it always has been because imperfection IS perfect. Regardless. We alcoholics missed out on a lot of the drama because we were too busy creating our own by getting drunk. Life, people, complications at work, our feelings – they come in at us like a tsunami during sobrietyContinue reading “Where Does This Notion Come From That Once We Get Sober Everything Is Going To Be Right In The World?”

Self-Control + Will Power = A Recipe For Success. (When you use them.)

Those two qualities are innate within every human being. Those two qualities are what separate us from animals. Why some of us feel or think or believe that self-control and will power are elusive or are outside our capacity to utilize them, whenever we want to, is beyond me. It took me 23 years toContinue reading “Self-Control + Will Power = A Recipe For Success. (When you use them.)”

“But I’m Funnier When I’m Drunk.”

(Sure you are – to other drunk people.) That’s what a woman on a social network site wrote. So I wrote, “Are you sure you’re funnier or do you just feel funnier because you’re drunk?” And then I asked, “Why do you think it’s so important to present to the world an inauthentic version ofContinue reading ““But I’m Funnier When I’m Drunk.””

For The Most Part… Con’t From Chapter 4

The following is an excerpt from my book Saturation A Memoir. You can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B0067BBNKM ~~~~~~~ Today, I consider my decisions and departure during that time emotionally and psychologically violent. I was merciless and utterly selfish in my intoxication. I spared no one. Both of my sons settled into their livesContinue reading “For The Most Part… Con’t From Chapter 4”