the MIRACLE of the MUNDANE

Screen-less Dreams

  The post “Story Time” was a popular one. At least it was picked up by the popular author Dan...

What we hold when lightning strikes

Winds hurled hail sideways, pelting the windows like bullets. “Mommy daddy mommy daddy!” Our son runs down the stairs in...

Arrival

1993 He grips the warm Budweiser, skunked by summer’s heat. He never found the basketball he planned on taking to...

Story Time

I am envious of my 3-year-old. He can summon dragons, or the power of Thor in his plastic mallet. It...

The Forest and the Tree

It was the kind of Monday that gives Mondays a bad name. I work hard. I’ve found I must work...

A First Time for Everything

Here’s one more for the “first series”—joining the story of the first drunk and the first admission. I remember the...

Roller Coaster Sober

The safety bar lowers. Metal snaps into place. “All Clear.” The steel floor below you sinks and now you’re suspended...

Ring ring

My sponsor picks up the phone. “Mark! How are you?” “Not good Larry, not good. It’s just too much. It’s...

Non-Toxic Intoxicants

Hangovers happen in sobriety. I experienced them particularly in early recovery when I was unaccustomed to feeling good without substances....

Connect

Something remarkable happened this week. My baby girl learned to wave—to everything. Trial and error taught her that human beings,...

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