I've always been a person to expect life's next move. Like the coast shapes the water, the water shapes the coasts. These equal yet opposite forces combine to form the self. I do believe we are, within approximate boundaries, birthed by nature and solidified by nurture, still amorphous and malleable. We draw maps to chart … Continue reading Where Is my ‘Get Out of Jail’ Card Now?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNMge-3ES-4 The link above is a clip of what I hoped I would encounter in my first ever court appearance. I was the plaintiff, the cops the defendant, and Judge Trudy would understand it was an honest mistake... I guess we cant always have it our way. Sorry I've kept you waiting. Again, and again. … Continue reading Bring In the Dancing Lobsters!
If I'm completely frank with you all, I don't consider my drinking to be problematic. (Is that something alcoholics say?) Its obviously hep, and I shouldn't allow it to become a habit. Ill admit though, for a while I let it consume me which has reaped many setbacks for me. I'm not one to make … Continue reading I’m Riding First Class to DUI school
Before the massive influx of cars, there were other means of transportation. The train was a big hitter making distant lands instantly reachable. I never had the pleasure of utilizing this luxury, until now. I am currently catching my Train to the union station in downtown LA writing because I have to be car-free for … Continue reading Chug-a-chug-a 🍻 Choot Choot
Just like you, I still get stuck in moments. There are days I wake to that can seem overwhelming. Mostly, however, I find today-the present-can be a gift. If I sit alone and brood, then all the negative, bad, and ugly thoughts come back to me. If I decide to drink to escape and hide … Continue reading K(no)w Hope after Depression
I never understood why drinking was so hep. Is it just a szn we go through? Don't get me wrong. After a long day of work I could use a cold one with the Bros. But, I don't need drinks every day after work to be at peace. People often associate drinking with escape, as … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled By
“Hey man. I’ll see you soon alright.” Chilly night and the cement reeked of dried up water. March 11. 2 hours past midnight. Following 3 days of continuous rain, the sky had finally cleared. Literally speaking the storm was over, but just beginning to form was a life storm I had not anticipated. Blurred lines … Continue reading I Could Have DUI-ed