New Podcast Episode – 055 Burning Down the House- Part 2

I love people. I love the women and I love the men.  I can say that now. I never dared confess that before. Unless I was drinking, on my way towards being extra tipsy. Then I said it with ease to anyone I happened to be falling in love with after a few drinks and…

On Becoming Maria, The Blog is Two Years Old!

For a moment there I was worried. I wondered if the blog was falling into a pattern of frequent milestone postings. I looked at the essay below and I wondered. And then I said, so fuckin what? Cut it out, Maria. Cuz this is what you do, pouring your guts out on the page and…

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…

Dear Fellow Raped People

I don’t usually write on the blog about the same things I talk about in podcast episodes. There are indirect references and links between the blog and podcast content, but that’s usually as far as it goes. I didn’t plan it that way, it’s just the way each of these creative formats evolved. However, today…