BaNaNaS

What an odd thing to write about, right? But every single time my bananas start to look like this, it takes me back 20 years. I had this thing with bananas. They were touted as soooo nutritious, which led me to buy them a̲l̲l̲ t̲h̲e̲ t̲i̲m̲e̲. I mean ALL THE TIME. Even though…… They alwaysContinue reading “BaNaNaS”

Empty Chairs

This time of year is bound to drudge up painful feelings for those who have lost a child or have a prodigal son or daughter who is lost in addiction or otherwise estranged. The happy music, with families dancing around the warmly decorated fireplace, is almost too much for moms like me who are worriedContinue reading “Empty Chairs”

Preventing Addiction

I mean…is that even possible? Maybe not with our children, because I believe we do the best we can with what we have while raising them. But as adults I have always felt that if we stick to our personal “checkpoints” as I call them- we could prevent allot of problems. When I watch aContinue reading “Preventing Addiction”

How Being a Good Hunter Made my Son a Better Addict..

My son grew up with 2 brothers, a dad, a Grandpa, and many cousins and uncles who loved nature; camping, fishing & hunting. He spent days, weeks and months navigating the trails and roads of the mountain ranges of Idaho. They sat around the campfire eating hot dutch oven stew and talking about their daysContinue reading “How Being a Good Hunter Made my Son a Better Addict..”

The Powerless of Cravings

This article is one of the best I’ve seen explaining opiod addiction to the average person from the point of view of the person suffering. It also directs people to resources if they are interested in finding out more.The author is a doctor who suffered himself for 22 years.Dr. Sam Snodgrass received a Doctorate inContinue reading “The Powerless of Cravings”

Lines In The Sand

I’m only 53 but I’ve saw a few things in my life. I saw the dust gather on the little black Atari box to make way for the big donkey Kong arcade game at the local dairy Queen. I watched the excitement of of the neighborhood kids gathered around having asteroid contests. I watched theContinue reading “Lines In The Sand”

4 years ago

Four years ago on Election day. ☑️🗳️☑️  YOU were the one who taught me to care about truth and standing up 4🇺🇲 AMERICA🇺🇲 YOU are the one who explained to me until 2am how evil works..🦹How it entices by promises shiney💎 things with slick talk and comforting words. With fake promises and easy political tagContinue reading “4 years ago”

How to Deal with Internet Criticism

As I’m trying my hand at writing with this blog site AND starting my first book, I really needed to strengthen my armor and battle my extra sensitive innerds to withstand future haters. So I was thrilled to read a fellow bloggers advice. I came across THIS article on internet criticism. In it they stateContinue reading “How to Deal with Internet Criticism”

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