Bad Behavior, Dysfunction, recovery

It Took Me Right Back, But Only for a Minute

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

Bad Behavior, Memories

OFF AIR — That Time I Got Fired From My Shitty Radio Job

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

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.