Posts by Mark Goodson

The Tragedy I’m Happy Happened

I spent the first ten days of August without the use of my cellphone. It changed more of my routine...

Glacial Time

The room was a mess of chairs and tables. An assortment of pads and plastic. Furnished by whatever people brought...

34

Today I turn 34. Halve that and I’m still using a fake ID to buy cigarettes. Double it and we’ll...

Vacation Evacuations

Saturday, we ended a family vacation that lasted 17 nights, 5 states, a round trip plane ride, and a border...

Gift of Desperation

My wife and I notice when we do or say the things that we promised ourselves we would never do...

Radical Ordinary

The radical ordinary. It’s a new phrase I’d like you try on; see if it fits. You can return it...

Tribe

554 days ago my wife bought me a book. It was a writer’s guide to publishing in the 21st century....

100 Breaths

Welcome to the Miracle of the Mundane. I’m glad you’re here. For the next five minutes, we get to share...

Writing to Transform

This originally appeared in Daniel Maurer’s Transformation is Real. But I was recently reminded that creativity once saved my sobriety....

Rebirths, Resets, Reunions

Bodies have parts. Like limbs, parts make up the body. And those parts are made up of smaller parts. Bones,...

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