Yob: Our Raw Heart

I have a diagnosis of PTSD. I don’t agree with the diagnosis, but I have had two highly skilled therapists confirm it.  The thing is, I’ve treated members of the armed services and first responders who had true, no kidding PTSD.  I feel that my diagnosis somehow belittles theirs, and for that reason and that […]

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About that recovery…

So, about this recovery thing… When I first started this blog a year ago, I was nearing the completion of my Masters in Addiction Studies.  I figured that a graduate degree, along with 24 years of long-term recovery qualified me to make some observations about recovery.  Most of my observations were pretty critical: the cult […]

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Doom Charts for October 2017

Originally posted on Doom Charts:
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~ L. M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) Autumn has begun, steadily building its strength for the annual reckoning of Summer.  October brings transition, in the color of trees, the chilled weather, a thickening wardrobe.  Samhain has come…

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Doom Charts for September 2017

Originally posted on Doom Charts:
“The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien (The Children of Húrin) It doesn’t matter where you wander, you always take you with you.  Change your name, change your clothes, change your city.  Broken, bent, torn, shattered, doomed… it all goes with you.  Remember though, so…

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A quick update

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 […]

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Thoughts on Trump

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 […]

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Forward

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 […]

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