Alcoholism: The Only Disease That Tells Me That I Don’t Have a Disease

It would be easy to think that I had this alcoholism thing licked.  I mean, look at me. I've got two beautiful baby twins, a husband who adores me (HE ADORES ME, DAMMIT) a great job, my relationships have healed in profound ways or gone by the wayside....it other words, the dust has settled (with …

The Parent Trap

See those giant smiles up there?  My parents and my babies.  There was a time I NEVER thought I would see that picture.  I never could have IMAGINED that picture of joy in my lifetime. My parents were in town this weekend from Arizona where they now live.  It's harder and harder to watch them …

I Love Misfits

  I am a misfit. I am an alcoholic. I am a late bloomer and a social undesirable. I am not who advertisers cater to. I am less than. I am a woman closer to 40 than to 30. I was childless, up until recently.  I am a renter.  I am divorced and now married …