my 2 year soberversary.

Shortly after midnight last night, this popped up on my phone:   Going alcohol free is still absolutely one of the best decisions I have ever made. My second year of sobriety has been a been a beautiful one for sure, with adventures great and small. I've been on some wonderful road trips:   And…

writer life. 🖤

I'm in the midst of writing a LONG post - that I expect to finish after a fabulous outing tonight. It's taking quite awhile - and it's going to set some folks hair on fire. But you know what? My dreams growing up were to be a writer and to work for social justice. And…

oh, the anxiety.

I can't sleep tonight. The anxiety disorder that plagues me more often than I care to admit is running amok and I am having the worst time trying to get a handle on it. As y'all know, I've had the flu-y flu flu - and it's lingering. My temp continues to randomly shoot up -…

so so many gratitudes.

It's Thanksgiving morning and I just woke from a long-ish winter's nap (five or so hours?) and I'm sitting here next to a snoring Wonderpup and we are all wrapped up in our toastys because it's actually cold this morning (I love it when cold holidays actually are - never a sure thing in Alabama,…

ladies, alcohol addiction is drowning us.

Yesterday, this article was published in USA Today with all sorts of truly terrible news related to alcohol addiction, particularly in women: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2018/11/16/alcohol-deaths-emergency-room-increase-middle-aged-women-addiction-opioids/1593347002/ PLEASE take a few minutes to read it if you can. There are several things in it I feel like I must talk about, that have been heavy on my heart since…

shining light in a time of darkness

At the end of a hate-filled week, an anti-Semitic alt-right psychopath entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday and murdered eleven people during their time of worship. He injured two other worshipers as well as four police officers. It is heartbreaking and disgusting and just unbearable. After this horrific attack occurred, the…