The Hot Seat!

Everybody has loaded their plates with enough turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, green bean casserole (truly, the staple and stalwart of any Thanksgiving feast), rolls, cranberry sauce and yams to feed a small village for a day. Placing them down before them, some beloved family member has forced a pause so everybody at the table(s) has … Continue reading The Hot Seat!

Walt Whitman, Lou Gehrig and General Patton

Poking around on Facebook this morning, I noticed a trend. For so many people, their sons are coming home for the holiday. So, this is to those sons: Hello young man. You may not realize it now, but you are in a unique position to greatly affect the future of mankind. Because you were born … Continue reading Walt Whitman, Lou Gehrig and General Patton

Happy Holidays!

Season’s Greetings from the 1010 House!Well it’s another Merry Christmas and a Krazy Kwanzaa here at the William St. House! There’s been so many faces coming and going through this house over the past year and Tim and I are just scrambling to keep up with it all! As you know by now, Tim is … Continue reading Happy Holidays!

Fear, loneliness and Texas Hold’em

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum … Last night was kind of a milestone in my sober-living life. See, there’s this group of guys that’s been getting to together for poker every Friday night after my home group meeting. Mitch, Mitch, Mitch, Mitch all gather at Mitch’s house to play Texas … Continue reading Fear, loneliness and Texas Hold’em

Thank you for calling …”

By the fourth day of class, I was more than lost. This was just another example of either A) How old I was or B) How everywhere you turn, things have been dumbed down to the point that they had become difficult for me to use because of how simple it all is. I guess … Continue reading Thank you for calling …”

The Brilliant Prism of the Rains

In the trees overhead were a half dozen bird’s nests, splintered and sagging under a chilly November rain. The reminders left behind by the creatures headed to Florida as the coming winter chased them away. Yet, in their emptiness and dilapidation I saw the promise of the winter. Phil Jackson writes about the pass that … Continue reading The Brilliant Prism of the Rains

King James, Phillipeans and the Talking Snake

I have always loved stand-up comedy. I even kind of tried it once when I did a spoken word routine and told the story of when my brother and I got arrested for breaking into Wrigley Field. I have my list of the best comics ever and at, or at least near, the top of … Continue reading King James, Phillipeans and the Talking Snake

I Love Me

Unemployment does strange things in my head. I’m a writer with a wildly overactive imagination, even at the tender age of 37, so a case could be made that having this much time to fill during the day, the mind plays tricks. I don’t know who started it, but it seems to be a through … Continue reading I Love Me