I’ve learned my lessons. I’ve done the work. I’ve purged my demons and gotten so much better about recognizing the people and situations that trigger me. But I was recently reminded of how quickly old behaviors can rise seemingly anew, whispering in my ear - You thought you got rid of me, didn’t you? The… Continue reading It Took Me Right Back, But Only for a Minute
I don't have time to write, nor do you have time to read through all the details of how I grew up and the things I learned to do just to survive in this mad world. We've all had to do that to some to degree. The one area of my life where I always… Continue reading On Being a Fraud
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
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.
For 2016 and beyond, I gave up texting and driving. WHAT?! Hasn’t everyone given up that dangerous behavior? Who in the world still DOES that? I have no idea, but I suspect most people would claim they don’t text and drive, and in my unofficial research (driving), I’d bet they’re lying. But maybe I’m… Continue reading Jennifer, Take the Wheel