Closing Doors and Grasping Less

 Have you ever been at the end of a long haul, and the final end, the end-end seems at hand, yet doesn't materialize? Maybe a relationship has ended but you keep seeing each other because it's handy? Or, perhaps worse... Habitual? After the rise and fall of western civilization, or in our case, Holding Hope Sober Living Homes, we had some financial decisions to … 

Nothing Really Matters, and So What if it Did.

 She was the One. Even though she left me at 19, it wasn’t until I was 40, when I'd had enough healing, that I finally arrived at a place where if she called, I wouldn’t drop everything and go to her. Wherever. Whenever. Karen left due to my addiction. I had awakened screaming in the night, scratching with my usual feebleness at the countless puncture wounds of needles I'd … [Read more...] 

Loving Our Girl Child

 Your Children are not your children. My thoughts drift to a heated discussion about parenting during a small group meeting taking place at my house several years ago. A friend was having a hard time with my laissez-faire hands-off parenting approach. It was so intense one of our other friends felt the need to mediate us to a close. We all look back on that night with love and …