Chronicles of Where-Are-Ya?

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?

Honesty in Recovery is Alive:  Interview with 12 Steps to Dead author Rolf Ankermann

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’m Deathly Allergic to AA

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

The Reality of Depression and AA- What a Concept

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