September 2016 I stand at the edge of the dance floor under a big white tent on a beach. Everyone is glittering and the newlyweds just glow. I watch bright smiles and eyes brimming with a hope so strong it feels as if it were a hot air balloon about to lift the couple up. Friendly strangers … [Read more...] about Why Can’t You Dance?
A few Octobers ago, I ran a half marathon. I trained all spring and summer and fall; got shinsplints and damaged cartilage in my knee, ran until my toenails cut my skin and I bled into my shoes. I wore a brace under summer dresses and ate glucosamine daily. I liked to run in the morning before my … [Read more...] about Only That Sunrise
Dear, hurting, you. I know the shame makes you lose your breath. I know your hands shake. Your skin is raw. I know you are bewildered and scared and so sick with what life has become. But, in you, there are multitudes. And you must seek them. You must seek, inside, five year … [Read more...] about The Multitudes Inside You
I got a lot of love yesterday, and almost as many questions. Thanks guys. I'll answer some here, and if you have more, ask away. Really, I'm an open book. But please remember, if you're looking for help: I. Am. Not. Your. Sponsor. And I'm not trying to be. There are a million sobriety blogs … [Read more...] about Things People Asked Me (and things I imagine they want to ask)