Tag: alcoholism

99 New: Beer Line

What if he admitted it all and apologized? What if he said that he had had a terrible drinking problem, had experienced black-outs, knew that he’d done wretched things while drunk but had gone through treatment or got religion and still goes to AA… Continue Reading “99 New: Beer Line”

Goodbye to My Old Loves

When I went home to see my parents after ten years away, I was amazed that my father wasn’t drinking. He was never a drunk, not an alcoholic, just a normal every day, drink or two before dinner, and a few or sometimes more… Continue Reading “Goodbye to My Old Loves”

My Husband Quit Drinking and I Lost 12 Lbs

I kid you not, a quirky phrase I love so much I wish I could say it every day. As a 12-year old, sitting in my bedroom doorway in my pajamas, I had a straight shot to the black and white TV in the… Continue Reading “My Husband Quit Drinking and I Lost 12 Lbs”

Inexplicable Them

If you’re not careful, you can see Phillip Seymour Hoffman in every addict and alcoholic you know. Don’t know any? Don’t be so sure. The trick about addiction is that you can analyze it but not explain it. You can never figure out why… Continue Reading “Inexplicable Them”

Not Today

Here’s the thing that kills you about alcoholism – it’s untrustworthy. The sun can be all shiny one day and be in eclipse the next. There is no way of knowing. It makes planning ahead an extreme bitch. If you have even five minutes… Continue Reading “Not Today”

Sidewalk Still Life

This is a fine empty cognac bottle. Sitting upright on the sidewalk next to a children’s theatre school, it looked like it had been placed there to be photogenic, to make having drunk an entire bottle of cognac appear to be almost genteel. I… Continue Reading “Sidewalk Still Life”

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