• What came first, the alcohol, or the alcoholic thinking?

    February 8, 2018

    I used to think people other than those directly affected by my drinking to excess were aware of what for me was […]

  • Finding my Place

    January 10, 2018

    One of my biggest surprises when I joined the fire service, or “Brotherhood” if you choose, was the distinct differences in the […]

  • Talking to an idiot

    January 2, 2018

    I could depend on it; and it never let me down. No matter what happened during the day, or night, no matter […]

  • Sobriety; It keeps getting better

    December 8, 2017

    I would be lying if I told you I never miss drinking. Actually, that’s not entirely true, I honestly do not ever […]

  • Holidays; Past, Present and Yet to be…

    December 1, 2017

    One of the most difficult parts of my never-ending quest to retain sobriety is surviving the holidays. My first few years of […]

  • No Need for Excuses

    November 9, 2017

    I used to think that my addictions would be my salvation should something dreadful happen while I was under the influence.   […]

  • Sometimes It’s the Characters That Need to Be Watched

    October 25, 2017

    Sometimes it’s the characters that need to be watched Fire departments are full of characters; it takes different personality traits to put […]

  • The Third Family

    October 10, 2017

    Firefighters are fortunate; we have two families, one at home and one at work. But when our drinking gets out of control […]

  • Celebrating the Opportunity to Inspire Sobriety

    September 19, 2017

    Once a year I get to celebrate my birthday, cake and all, with people like me; people who understand exactly how great […]

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