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There was a time, during consecutive seasons of my life, when I used to cry on a routine basis. I cried when I couldn’t pay the light bill and the power got shut off. I cried when the car wouldn’t start on a morning when I was already late for work. I cried if the…

New Podcast Episode – 053 A Writer’s Life in Real-Time

Ohhh …. how I have sooo missed it here. Life. It has been life, life and more life, unfolding. And I have slid and bounced all along the folds and edges of it, sometimes barely hanging on. I have been helpless to its meanderings, the slow, bittersweet, undulating of it all. Nothing is going as…

Nine Years Sober Today!

Today I am nine years sober. I am very proud of this because walking away from alcohol was NOT easy. There was a lot of shame …. I mean a really lot of shame.  (Yeah yeah, I know, bad grammar. But I’m tired, okay. It’s been a super busy week. My sober birthday is almost…

A post before The Post

Oh my god, finally!! Hello, friend! Happy New Year! I hope 2019 has been as good to you so far as it has been to me. What does that even mean, right? Because it’s all relative, isn’t it? My “good to me” might be dismal sounding drudgery to you, while your “good to me” might…