My friends at The Recovery Revolution and the Since Right Now podcast asked me to join the show. Click the link below and hear us talk about drinking, denial, the early days of recovery, and my ukulele phase. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/since-right-now/id891316209?mt=2&i=1000382410170
I’ve worked a lot of jobs over the years. And I have been fired from exactly two, which I think is a pretty damn good track record. What I learned from these experiences was critical to my development as a person, even though at the time I shook my fist at the sky and behind… Continue reading OFF AIR — That Time I Got Fired From My Shitty Radio Job
You know that feeling you get just before a vacation? You’re giddy with anticipation. The build up is palpable. You furiously finish work assignments and skip out of the office early. The excitement grows as you organize your clothes and gather up your toiletries. Passport - check. Dramamine - yup. Phone charger - packed. A… Continue reading It’s Been a Trip
Saying farewell to something you love is often associated with sadness and longing. People are particularly hard to leave or let go. But what about the destructive things in our lives? Why are these so hard to release? I learned about the concept of writing a goodbye letter to alcohol only recently, but it's brilliantly simple… Continue reading Long Goodbyes
4 years ago this month, my 48-year-old brother and only sibling died of kidney and liver failure in a Houston hospital, the result of years of alcohol abuse that finally put an end to the party. He wasn't homeless or penniless. He wasn't unemployed or mentally ill. He was smart, wickedly funny, and strikingly handsome.… Continue reading Life is a beautiful lie, and death a painful truth.
10 months sober and valuing progress over perfection
When you're sober, the spotlight suddenly doesn't seem so important.