3 Reasons the Democrats Cannot Back Down On SCOTUS

There are rumors that the Democratic leadership is considering allowing POTUS to get his SCOTUS nomination through confirmation rather than risk the GOP changing Senate rules and getting rid of the supermajority cloture requirement (60 votes on Supreme Court nominees and Senate legislation). Fox even presented a play-by-play of what would happen if the Democrats fought… Continue reading 3 Reasons the Democrats Cannot Back Down On SCOTUS

5 Problems With the Muslim Ban (Huge)

It is a Muslim Ban (everyone who is “for it” is thrilled about it). The vast majority of terrorists who have attacked us were either home grown or from countries that are not on the list (the odds of getting hit by lightning are higher than being attacked by a foreign terrorist in the United States… Continue reading 5 Problems With the Muslim Ban (Huge)

A Note Of Solidarity From a Christian Saddened By Current Events

I am a practicing Christian who is very disturbed by what happened yesterday. I only share this so that people know that not all Christians (or I hope even most Christians) agree with what happened yesterday (the irony is not lost on me that many of Jesus teachings occurred in Syria). I do not claim… Continue reading A Note Of Solidarity From a Christian Saddened By Current Events

The Gentle Path To Recovery

Many of my recovery friends have called my idea of recovery “The Gentle Path” but what does that mean? It means: Relapse is often a part of recovery Recovery is about making progress not about attaining perfection “Harm Reduction” is always better than “Tough Love” or “Punishment” Every day in recovery is better than a day… Continue reading The Gentle Path To Recovery

Recovery: Will I Choose “Clown College” or Continuing Ed?

When I talk about my “program of recovery” I am talking about the tools that I use on a regular basis to remind me that I am in recovery and to make sobriety possible for me. My program of recovery includes (but is not limited to): Keeping my 24-hour token in my wallet so that… Continue reading Recovery: Will I Choose “Clown College” or Continuing Ed?

Take Off Your Emotional Boxing Gloves

I spent most of my younger life falling in and out of “love.” I would chase someone for months, charm them, date them, start a relationship, and then…right when everything should have been perfect, I would start to distance myself emotionally from them. Basically, the exact moment they started to search for the “real me”… Continue reading Take Off Your Emotional Boxing Gloves