Not a Bologna Sandwich

The most uncomfortable truth about Heroin and opiate addiction is that it affords the user one of two options-you get sober, or you die. That is the rule of the game you play when you invite that monster in your life. I did not make the rule. It just is. My area is not well-known…

Road Rage

An astronomical portion of my job is travel. I get an oil change every two to three weeks, if that puts it into perspective. As a result, I have made some observations so obvious to me yet oblivious to half of the population sharing those roads with me. Most people seem painfully unaware of this…

The Shadow

The story of Jonah always intrigued me due to its imagery. If you don't know, Jonah runs in the opposite direction after God instructs him to go to Nineveh to preach to the gentiles. This is comparable to asking a Jew in 1940 to deliver a testimony to the Nazis. Of course the prospect was…

A River in Egypt

Carl Rogers, humanistic psychologist, postulated it was impossible to help someone if they do not believe they need to improve. The desire to improve must be a precondition of progress, and many substance abuse programs base their mode of treatment on this belief. The first step is admitting you have a problem, and you can…

Coincidences

I had a revelation today. Allow me to explain. This will require a backstory. I am what you might refer to as a plant hoarder. As a result, my spouse put his foot down and insisted I stop purchasing houseplants. I can feel free to split and propagate the plants I already own, but I…

Why am I here?

Does anybody know that? Can you trust them if they provide an answer to that question? I used to be filled to the brim with certainty, but now I am not so sure. I know I held staunch beliefs on many things, but as I grow older, I find myself more confused. What was once…