the MIRACLE of the MUNDANE

Only If

Petty resentments. It seems redundant. Are any resentments not petty? It’s like when someone says, “It’s 6am in the morning.”...

My History of Addiction

There is a new resource for addicts and families affected by addiction: www.riversoul.org on Facebook and Twitter as well. It is...

Growing Up

There were plenty of birthday balloons to choose from at the Grocery Store. But my son knew right away the...

Give Thanks

Jason, my longest friend in recovery, and I used to have a Thanksgiving tradition where we’d share our gratitude lists....

To Thine Own Self Be True

I hate when quotes lose their context. Take Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall.” The poem has the singularly memorable line: “Good...

The urge to comprehend

We can learn so much from our children. Often, my young ones go through stages and demonstrate what is essential...

Election

I prefer to stay blissfully apolitical — informed but never consumed. The truth is, even living off the first subway...

Spirits Move

  I don’t know a better way to describe God than the spirit that moves. I was seeking to be...

Ghost

My wife’s toes nudge my calf. I come to from some dream I can’t remember. The dog is whimpering in...

Sigh

I’d like to re-classify my professional role. Teacher. I don’t like the stereotypes that surface. I think of a nun...