Tips For Fathers Of Addicted Sons

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” -Jim Valvano It’s believed that most of society’s ills can be traced back to absent fathers. I can’t speak to all society’s ills but I certainly would agree that it’s been a major contributor to the rising epidemic of addiction in our country. The …

While You Were Sleeping

The sound rocks beneath us have crumbled to sand While boys dressed as men took over the land They murdered our children and battered our wives They turned immigrants dreams into fights for their lives The places our children go to learn and to play Have turned into hunting grounds where they’ve become prey A father’s calloused hands are now …

8 Things You Can Do To Stop Emotional Pain (Starting Right Now)

“Nothing is good or bad but our thoughts make them so” -Shakespeare I’m always amazed at the power of our human minds. Almost daily, I’m hearing another story of how somebody overcame physical disease or injury simply with the power of their minds. Dr. Joe Dispenza who authored several books including “You are the Placebo” and “Evolve Your Brain” offers …

My Online Valentine by Greg

With a heart shaped emoji and a quote that I stole I give you every bit of my virtual soul You need never doubt when I say “I love you” For we both know everything on face book is true I knew that your heart was meant just for me When I became your friend number 4000 and 3 For …

A Boy And His Dog by Greg Boudle

Two lights shone on the world one day Souls united til the reaper calls Wet puppy kisses and a toothless smile Open a mother’s heart She watches them play with a protective eye Running through golden fields Splashing in a frigid stream Together in a tireless dance She barely remembers a life before Thinks not of days to come For …

3 Lessons I Learned From Ozzy Osbourne

I’ll only retire when they put me in a pine box. Ozzy Osbourne. As a self proclaimed rocker, I’m a huge fan of Ozzy Osbourne’s creations. His songs with Black Sabbath spoke to my soul in my teen years and as I’ve gotten older I’ve come to prefer his ballads. Among my favorites are Mama I’m coming home and his …

Death Of An Addict. A Personal Screenplay

I Was So F**king Tired Of Relapsing I Decided To Kill Myself It took me a lot of years and a lot of pain to get there, but I was finally ready to just say fuck it. After all, how many times can a man say, “It’s different this time” before he realizes he’s full of shit? After two years …

What Every Man Should Know When She Says, “You Never Listen To Me.”

If you’ve ever had struggles in your marriage or relationship, chances are you’ve heard the words, you never listen to me. As a man with a story of many failed relationships, these words played like a broken record throughout the course of my past. It would get so frustrating when I’d sit there and listen to every word she said, …

How To Stop Letting Your Past Sabotage Your Future

“You’ve got one foot in yesterday and the other in tomorrow while pissing all over today.” I remember the first time I heard these words in a 12 step meeting. I thought it was kind of funny and kind of spot-on to how I was living my life. Regret from the past and anxiety for the future are the two …

The Recovering Man Learns To Love “Feeling The Burn”

If God sends you a mosquito, SWAT IT or He will send you a swarm. One of the terms we used to use for getting our dope was “scratching the itch.” Today, I see how this was so spot on to how I lived my life in that constant state of reaction to the outside world. I also see how …