WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW

Over the years I’ve received a lot of tips when it comes to writing.  Advice, guidelines and multiple do’s and don’ts.  As a burgeoning young writer I would read and write voraciously and desperately wanted to write a novel of my own.  As I got older I kept journals and …

MY DEAD FRIEND BEN

Ben died this morning. Ben was a fabulously hilarious person.  You’d have liked him.  Well, then again, maybe not.  Truth is, he was wildly opinionated and stubborn.  He could have me gnashing my teeth in frustration one minute and laughing until I shit peed my pants the next.  He was also my best …

PEANUT OR PLAIN?

I bought a new purse today at lunch.  Just a basic hippie-boho-looking-faux-leather-every day bag. Salesgirl:  I unpacked these purses yesterday, they are so cool. Me:  I love it!  I especially like this little semi-hidden pocket.  I can smuggle in contraband! Salesgirl:  Contraband? Me:  Yeah,  you know…like little bottles of booze and …

SOCIAL DISGRACES

So recently I attended a wedding of a dear friend of mine and y’all, it was FAN-CY.  As in, right out of Pinterest pretty, if you know what I mean. So very elegant. I wore an appropriate black dress with a funky statement necklace but still felt like the proverbial …

APERTIF

Drinking has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  My parents believed in pre and post dinner drinks and of course the occasional night cap.  They threw epic parties.  I can remember my father teaching me how to mix the perfect drink, when I …

LAST CALL

July 30, 2015. That was the last day I had a drink. It’s been over 500 days now (consecutive!) and while it hasn’t always been easy, I’ll say that it’s certainly been worthwhile, and an extremely long time coming. I was a hard drinker for most of my adult life, …

A LOVE LETTER

 Well, I guess we both knew it was inevitable. Looking back, we had a pretty good run, I suppose. I mean, we had our ups and downs, sure, every relationship does. I suppose I held on to the happier memories hoping that we could relive them once again, but I …