Goodbye Noah


This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to write. Many of you already know what I am going to say—you saw it on the news or social media—but I feel like I owe it to the rest of you to explain where I’ve disappeared to and why. The truth is, I’ve fallen into a box of…

Prayer is An Egg

Art by Jessica Shirley, click image to visit her on Etsy

Hi you guys, It’s been a while. A long while. I’ve gone from blogging sporadically to hardly blogging at all. As many of you know, these past six months have been super stressful, what with the house renovations, the surprise move to New York City, and just days before we left Colorado, the untimely death of a certain…

Good-bye, Edmund the Great

Edmund on a hike with our daughter Jana. He loved to hike.

As many of you know, I like to joke about my dog Edmund. I’ve written here about how in early sobriety I hoped for his early demise because I thought it would be a good excuse to drink. Of course, I didn’t really want that to happen. And these days I no longer think of drinking as something I…

And the Cherry on Top is the Big Apple


Finally I get to tell you a bit of what’s really been going on in my life. For many months now I’ve been in a state of limbo. That feeling you get when you sense one season is ending and another is coming—but you have no idea what it means. Dave has felt the same way. And yet over the…

“They Come in Droves”

Shutterstock Halloween

Eight years ago, when Dave and I first moved into our circa 1890s house in Colorado Springs, the neighbors warned us about Halloween. Apparently, our Victorian-era neighborhood was a big trick-or-treating destination. And we could see why. With its spook-ready architecture, enormous trees (lots of fall leaves to kick through), old-fashioned lamp posts, and light…


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