I did not take Larkin’s advice. I have two children. I will have lunch with them today. I have a wonderful relationship with them. Yet, I know that I have been part of systems that will affect them forever. What has been been cool to watch is that they are making their own way inContinue reading “Mums and Dads”
This Be The Verse BY PHILIP LARKIN They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were fucked up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Continue reading “‘This be the verse’”
I am in awe of Nightbirde. After my last post my friend Renee commented on the post and sent me a link to the clip. I have admitted to being judgmental in previous posts. I can be a pretend elitist who would not ever watch AGT. While I will still not watch the show IContinue reading “THE 2% SOLUTION”
I do not have cancer. I am grateful not to have cancer. I also know that while I do not have cancer many others do. Many are my dear friends. While I waited three weeks from the PSA test result that triggered the MRI I took yesterday my mind went in many different directions. NeverContinue reading “GRATITUDE”
I have over a 40% chance of not having Prostate Cancer. Yes, that means I have over a 50% chance of having Prostate Cancer. I will go with the 40% chance. You might be wondering why I would write this piece before I know for sure one way or the other. I had someone inContinue reading “DO YOU HAVE LUMPY GRAVY? IF SO, DO NOT GO TO A CASINO: THEY ARE NOT YOU FRIEND”
This is from a blog by Loren WebsterCarver’s “Gravy” I’ll have to admit that purely for personal reasons, Carver’s “Gravy” is probably my favorite poem. Those few who were reading “In a Dark Time” in December of 2001 will remember that I was diagnosed with throat cancer and told I would be dead in lessContinue reading “GRAVY”
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/may/15/medina-spirit-scandal-horse-abuse-bob-baffert The above article speaks in a strong voice how animals are abused for money and fame. And, to be fair, we horse bettors are just as much to blame. I have not been to a race track in about 40 years and bet on a horse race in over 20. I have no plansContinue reading “THE SPORTS OF KINGS AND WHATEVER THE REST OF US ARE CALLED NOWADAYS”
https://lastdoor.org/blog/category/talk-recovery-radio/ Last Door is a treatment center in Canada. They have a weekly radio hour where they discuss topics related to recovery. They have an impressive list of past interviewees. Giuseppe and Darren are well versed in the treatment world as professionals and recovery people. I recommend giving their library of interviews a listen. IContinue reading “Hello Canada Part 2”
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The following is an article I submitted to a substance use disorder (SUD) secular website. They chose not to print because the focus was not specific to SUD. As I have struggled recently to write a blog piece I am going to take the opportunity to print the article as I think it might addContinue reading “DEFINITELY NOT A BLOG PIECE”
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