Exactly 11 years ago, I began what would be the latest phase in my professional life. Who in Recovery doesn’t want to be a counselor? I certainly did, right from my first NA meeting in Oakland in January of 1987. Of course, I still had 5 years of alcohol-fueled meth binges in me, with ample […]Read More Licensed!
It’s been a long time since I updated this “blog”. But I have not been idle… There’s a lot going on in my life that prevents me from focusing on the blog. First and foremost, I just completed my application for the Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Applicant (LCAS-A) credential with the North Carolina practice board. Having […]Read More A quick update
Someday, every single one of us in this country, the United States of America, is going to have to account for our thoughts, actions, and beliefs. None of us will be able to escape culpability for what is currently happening, and what is likely to happen over the coming years. We are living the ultimate […]Read More Thoughts on Trump
One of my closest friends asked me why in the world I am engaging in the blogosphere. His point was that I tend to be rather minimalist when it comes to social media. Yes, I do have a Facebook account, but for the most part I check it about once a month. I guess I […]Read More Rats and Anthrax
Chris Cornell took his own life two days ago. I found out yesterday, the same day I turned 54. I also graduated with a Masters in Addiction Studies on Tuesday. This has been a very big week. Going back 25 years, I never could have imagined living the life that I now do. Back then, […]Read More RIP Chris Cornell
One of the things I am wrestling with over this past week is anger. Occasionally, I am able to express my anger in an appropriate, intelligent, and even constructive manner. I am a firm believer that anger is an instructive emotion: a reasonable response to prevent injury or correct a wrong. I could go more […]Read More Anger- Part I
Hello fellow bloggers. I just spent a few minutes perusing some of the other authors here, and it’s more than just a little bit intimidating. There are some extremely eloquent and artistic writers who have mastered multimedia techniques to create exciting, vibrant, and engaging content. I’m not that guy. I cannot see myself inserting cleverly […]Read More Forward
This is the excerpt for your very first post.Read More First blog post