Tag Archives: Narrative

More Than Money

I read this post on Facebook about the Law of Attraction. Checked out the free videos, too. For a fee, I would be given a secret prosperity prayer and an amazing attraction amulet. I pressed the “Thank you, no” icon, … Continue reading

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Sometimes Quickly Sometimes Slowly

37 years ago, when I first started payin’ attention to all the recovery jargon, I was sure one of the so-called “promises” had come true long before I ever drew a sober breath. And that promise was being relieved of … Continue reading

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My Reason My Purpse

It’s the end of the month and, like always, I’m 2 or 3 hundred short. Oh, I’ll work it out. I’ll pick up an extra gig or two. I’ll find something to sell or pawn. I have good friends and … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Opinions Expressed Ought Not Be Expressed

I drive 16 miles to pick up Joey and take him to school. I do this every school day. Sometimes, I’m runnin’ late but I make sure get him there by 8am. And since, on most days, I’m the guy … Continue reading

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My Everything

I called my friend this mornin’. He had just returned from a short trip to Massachusetts. “How’s it goin’, man?” I said. ” How was the reunion? Glad to be back?” “Ecstatic, I tell you. I had a great time. … Continue reading

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Real Time

Man, I’ve been missin’ my IPhone. I had to turn it off when I was unable to pay my Sprint bill. Then, I lost it. My phone. I lost my phone. Then, I gave a Virgin clerk $40 And she … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Door

I won’t pull all the way into his driveway. Joey’s biological, maternal grandfather. The man Joey calls “Pops.” I call him “Pig.” Among other things but, this mornin’, I told myself, “Clean up your language, man. What kind of example … Continue reading

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