From1-2-1: Even in Dark & Lonely Times, Amanda Still has Recovery

I have been sober for 3 months now. I have learned a great deal about myself and why I started using in the first place.  Many of my problems revolve around my relationship with my family.  It's not good.  Let's just say that it's not the typical relationship that you would have with your family.  … Continue reading From1-2-1: Even in Dark & Lonely Times, Amanda Still has Recovery

NEWS FEED: Dozens stage ‘die-in’ at Portland City Hall to call attention to drug deaths

Fifty-seven people spent nearly an hour of their Friday evening lying motionless on the cold stone plaza in front of Portland City Hall, trying to draw attention to the 57 people who died from drug overdoses in the city last year and efforts to make that number smaller. Each wore black and a number, and … Continue reading NEWS FEED: Dozens stage ‘die-in’ at Portland City Hall to call attention to drug deaths

NEWS FEED: How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America’s Labor Force

It's been a decade since the financial crisis drove up the unemployment rate in the U.S. and forced people in the prime of their careers to give up looking for work. Even today, as employers add jobs at a furious pace, the workforce participation rate still hasn't recovered. And now researchers think they know one … Continue reading NEWS FEED: How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America’s Labor Force

ENTRY: The Powerful Cement

Page 17. Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Original copyright 1939. The part that I highlighted is simply [and stunningly] beautiful.  This roughly 80-year-old book is often regarded much in the same way the Bible is, which is truly amazing.  Moreover, even though Big Blue is basically a done-deal, it will never cease to astound me … Continue reading ENTRY: The Powerful Cement

ENTRY: Oh, Lovely Energy

Life is good.  I am living it one day at a time, in a sober manner.  There are some very stressful situations, but hey, that’s life.  Stress is totally, 100% typical for everybody.  That's clear.  Also, none of us is perfect.  I am a perfectionist, but I have to always remember that I will never … Continue reading ENTRY: Oh, Lovely Energy

MEDIA: Not Afraid

I saw this man live in concert a couple weeks ago, when he was closing out the big Boston Calling music festival in Massachusetts.  I've always considered Eminem to be one of the best, most spirited rappers of all-time.  Generally speaking, I believe that the more conviction a rap artist delivers the better.  Classic performers … Continue reading MEDIA: Not Afraid

MEDIA: Black Holes

I've been in one of those fulfilling, whimsical, very musical moods lately.  I'm extremely passionate about music.  I have been my whole life; technically, it is certainly not the most unique attribute.  However, when I was a lil young'un, I can remember prancing around the house, singing at the top of my lungs in a … Continue reading MEDIA: Black Holes