There Oughta Be A Law

Another mass shooting has occurred in the United States, and as always the issue of guns has come to the forefront. These days, the bodies aren’t even cold before people start politicizing it. One side wants gun control; another wants to put guns in the hands of teachers and other persons in positions of authority…andContinue reading “There Oughta Be A Law”

The Politics of Illness

As yet another mass shooting by a young and allegedly disturbed man goes to prove, it’s getting to be a downright scary time to be mentally ill in America. Not only are the anti-gun lobbyists coming out of the woodwork and demanding that we get rid of the Second Amendment to keep guns out of the hands of peopleContinue reading “The Politics of Illness”

It’s Always Something….

OK, I admit it: I’m feeling a bit down these days. ‘Tis the season for that anyway, but the relapse is also weighing heavily as the sheer stupidity of it becomes more clear. I still can’t believe I did it. Twenty-one years, eight months, and twenty-nine days of perfect sobriety shot to hell in oneContinue reading “It’s Always Something….”

Scared Sick: What I Sent To The Newspaper

WARNING: Shameless self-promotion ahead! It’s been a long time since I submitted an article to a newspaper. I’m not surprised to find out that I’d forgotten how. But I gave myself a crash course tonight as I wrote a piece that I wanted to reach a wider audience (sorry, Constant Reader) while sneaking in aContinue reading “Scared Sick: What I Sent To The Newspaper”