Tag Archives: addiction

June 04

I’ll Change

One day, I’ll change You’ll be the first one that I call I owe you an apology Too many thanks, and that’s not all ‘Cause I been runnin’ long before I learned to crawl. ~The Indigo Girls 1989 That guy. The one who charms a woman with the grace and ease that he lights a stolen smoke off a borrowed zippo. The woman […]

June 01

Come As You Are

There have been a few moments in my life when I have found myself at a critical crossroad. I find myself asking myself the simple questions: Are you happy? Is it worth it? Unfortunately, a few of those times landed right in the middle of an alcohol and drug addiction, when I was already living […]

May 29

Is This Thing On? Next Week, on SisterWives…

Addicts. Enablers. Toxic relationships. Labels can sometimes make us forget that there are people behind them, and that there are two sides to every story. Sometimes those stories fit together perfectly. Join us next week.            

the letter April 30

The Letter

Take me to church I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies, I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife. Offer me that deathless death, good God, let me give you my life.  ~  Hozier   As part of my therapy when I got sober I was told to […]

don't believe the lies anymore April 27

A Recovery Story

Addiction, alcoholism, and abuse….in my experience these three things touch the lives of almost everyone. The blessed few who are spared the devastation of these demons are just that…..blessed. Not all of us who have lived with addiction of one kind or another or been the victim of abuse at the hands of another have […]

February 19

You Just Follow

I watched him walk by. Why is he going that way? Doesn’t he know what is over there? I reminded myself that there were many choices down that path. Just because he walked in that direction, didn’t mean he would fall. He walked with such purpose, though. Terrible and decisive purpose.  That’s not a bad […]

February 16

Everything I know about my son, I learned from Philip Seymour Hoffman

I am thrilled that my first official act as a Sisterwife is to introduce Kathleen O’Donnell’s story about her son and his addiction. If I could stretch my arms through the interwebz and find Kathleen, I would grab her and hold on to her because mothers of substance abusers need each other. We live in a special […]

February 05

The Love Letter

I wanted to live. He put his hand around my neck and squeezed. His hand was sweaty and his breathing was calm. Our eyes met, his had lost their twinkle, deviating dark months ago; mine were pleading for their life. His face showed no emotion. I meant nothing to him. Something caught my peripheral view; […]

October 23

The Special Orange Juice

I only recently discovered Jamie through her submission to The Sisterwives. What I found was a lovely, funny, twenty-something writer who writes both wit and depth with ease. As someone who grew up in an interesting household (not alcoholic, but strange nonetheless), I related with the following story that Jamie sent us. Sometimes the strangest things […]

time in a bottle August 18

What It Takes

  I have a propensity for following bloggers who make me think and feel as much as they make me laugh. This isn’t an easy combo, as most of you know. It takes a willingness to be vulnerable, the courage to be honest, and the ability to make typed words drip with sarcasm. It’s a delicate trifecta […]

August 14

Lasting First Impressions (Part 2)

(If you missed Part 1, click here.) That was younger Don. That was before blogging Don. It sounds silly, but reading blog posts on different subjects ranging from physical abuse and drug addiction to prostitution, etc., has made me a better person and police officer. Long before I ever decided to start my own blog, […]