I’m happy to report that my father is doing well today. Though they’re still not certain what actually caused his “cardiac incidents” they have inserted a permanent pacemaker / defribulator to address the symptom – his heart stopping. Thank you all for the kind words through this. I was really taken aback from all of […]

BMW SUVs and serenity in the north

Jim told his story tonight at Hazelden. He did a great job. He’s an awesome speaker, getting both laughs and applauses. It’s quite an honor to be asked to speak at the treatment center that’s pretty much invented the current 28 day treatment program prescribed to most sufferring alcoholics and addicts. I’d never been up […]

Cleaning house

I was somewhat spontaneous yesterday and decided to give my mom a call in the morning to see if she wanted to come over and help me clean. She said yes. A little bit of background, in case you’re wondering, or if not, that’s fine, I’m going to type it anyhow 😉 … Being around […]


So I made some of my own drama last night. Had a great dinner with my parents and brother. Though my Dad and brother both had a couple of beers, which I thought was strange. I guess I only thought it was strange because I thought they would try to be considerate and not drink […]

expecting brother

Okay, so turns out that maybe my brother’s ex girlfriend isn’t actually expecting. Sounds like the incident was more of a tactic to get him back than anything. I’m praying that’s the case.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Today started out busy. Busy is good when you don’t want to think, and I didn’t care for thinking today. I spoke with my mom for about 45 minutes. She’s continuing to dramatize. It’s almost like she watched too many episodes of Rescue 911 with William Shatner, where every segment contains a ‘dramatization’ disclaimer, only […]

And once again

… I am going to be an uncle. I’ve got 2 older half brothers, 2 older half sisters and 1 younger (full) brother. All older siblings are married and have children – 6 nieces and nephews total. I just found out this evening from my mentally ill mother that my younger brother got his ex-girlfriend […]