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Not I

I’m no Copernicus, but give me a few minutes and I will convince you exactly what the world revolves around....

Serenity Now

If I had a nickel for every time the serenity prayer saved my ass, I could buy a pizza from...

Mothers Day After

Mother’s Day means brunches, fresh flowers, and customized greetings from William Shatner prepped for mass delivery. But what happens the...

The Return

Thank you for your reads and comments—your emails and phone calls. While not an urgent plea, the last post was...

Something in the Way

I needed to write this post because I was unable to write all the posts I wanted to this week....

Do the Right Thing

Doing the right thing is like exercise. Your mind will never tell you it wants to do it, but you...

Then and Now

My first day sober marks a schism in my personal history the way human dominion over fire marks a schism...

On Second Thought

As National Poetry Month comes to a close, I invite you to take a deep breath—that’s it—relax, and enjoy this...

Answer The Call

Have you heard of the fifty-pound phone? It’s one of those recovery clichés I’m fond of elaborating on—one worthy of...

Mad love

With my wife and kids staying in Pennsylvania for an extra two days, Riley got to ride home in shotgun. This...

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