It feels good to be in a group where everyone more or less agrees with you. It's strange how one different idea can be shot down with, "It's not all about you, you know? Consider the rest of us." I surely am not asking to be pampered, but, when the topic is sexism suddenly I … Continue reading Babies need Pampers, not Feminists
I wanted to wake up and write about anything but the news and this general climate of frustration caused by strong ideologies regarding race, and culminating in horrible violence, but then Barcelona happened. I have a strong sense of immediacy not to stay silent. I'm a human with a moral obligation to address what appears … Continue reading The World is Insane (Not You)
I've neglected this blog; admittedly, somewhat on purpose. Yes, that's a lame cop-out statement but the "somewhat" applies to the 8 months or so I was slinging sandwiches in a MTO* kitchen inside one of those fabulous gas stations known for their high-end cuisine. It's critical to mention this was the most poorly operated kitchen … Continue reading Chronicles of Where-Are-Ya?
I recently had the honor to interview the author, and ex-AA member, of the book 12 Steps to Dead. Thank you Rolf for taking the time to share your thoughts and views with me. Without further ado, here is the full article. -------------------------------------------------- Deeply troubled, yet brutally honest, characters walk-- and sometimes stumble-- onto the … Continue reading Honesty in Recovery is Alive: Interview with 12 Steps to Dead author Rolf Ankermann
I am Deathly Allergic to AA Lately I am remembering the perks of being in Alcoholics Anonymous. I was applauded for putting myself down and making critical comments about my poor decisions, which makes sharing at AA meetings eerily similar to stand-up comedy.As Al Franken, former comedian and U.S. Senator stated after the death of … Continue reading I’m Deathly Allergic to AA
A year ago, on August 19th, my mom died suddenly. And oddly enough, all I can only think of is how she would have reacted when Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall died. She'd say, "Oh my God, no." When she died, it felt unreal. Then, the Wizard of Oz song "Ding … Continue reading Life Goes On Anyway
In Loving Memory of Robin WilliamsThis happened. I wanted to believe it was a hoax. On August 11, 2014, the world lost arguably the most talented comedic actor of our times, Grammy and Oscar winner Robin Williams. The preliminary ruling was that he committed suicide. He was 63 years old.Williams' battled clinical depression, or possibly bipolar … Continue reading The Reality of Depression and AA- What a Concept