the MIRACLE of the MUNDANE

Presence

I used to have a fantasy where I had a sledge-hammer and a glass house to smash to the ground....

Freeze

Before dawn Saturday, a sheet of freezing rain covered our driveway. I was up early because I’m a notorious non-listener....

That Place

Monday’s post “Isolation” set some records for this site. The comments and feedback extended the discussion. Most people, whether in...

Isolation

I don’t go to bars to get drunk anymore; I don’t call a dealer to get high, but there is...

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...