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9 words

Nine Words

As I stood next to my father’s hospital bed I calculated it had been four years since we had seen each other, and two years since we had spoken. Death is an interesting thing; in fact, it’s the only thing that is absolute in life, so good luck with those grudges you’re holding. When my…

Navigating the Gauntlet

Navigating the Gauntlet

It was a weekday, maybe a Tuesday, and I was downtown with people who I thought were friends, but like me, they had punched their one-way ticket to Pain Station without reserve. ALL ABOARD!! It’s amazing how little your problem seems once you’ve surrounded yourself with “good company.” The definition of a parasite is an…

coffee and coffee pot

You Owe Me A Coffee

I’m not sure what upset me most – the fact that I’m a diva and like expensive coffee, so what I spit out at the remark had to be at least $2.12, or how someone so close to me understands so little about addiction. The comments were stemming from a recent news article detailing a…

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