Alcoholism, Friendships

If You Lie Down With Dogs

“No one rises to low expectations.” -Les Brown I recently found out something about two very close friends; something that shocked me so much, it took my breath away. Their secret made me question everything I knew about the two of them and our mutual friendships, our conversations, my choice to confide in each, and more. Upon finally hearing… Continue reading If You Lie Down With Dogs

Alcoholism, Bad Behavior, Memories

Life is a beautiful lie, and death a painful truth.

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.