From March, 2020

9b. Counting our blessings: an epilogue (video)

Shame. To be ashamed. How many people’s lives have been ruined because of shame? Because the fear of being shamed or of having to name your shame or the curse of bringing shame to yourself, your family, your… keeps you silent and trapped. That’s addiction. At least that has been our experience with addiction. How…

9a. Counting our blessings, an epilogue

Dr Marry and I started talking about doing this series of posts about his alcoholism and our journey through addiction together in November of 2019. The truth is, the great majority of people in our lives had no idea that this happened or that Dr Marry continues to this day to be an alcoholic enjoying…

8c. Second star to the right, and straight on ’til morning (podcast)

This week’s podcast wraps up Dr Marry’s final week’s post. I”m not sure why Dr Marry starts the podcast with “antibacterial,” but at least it’s a timely, topical word for the global pandemic we are in. đŸ˜¬ Dr Marry and I take a meandering stroll through all kinds of things–some alcohol-related and some not. Side…

Invest in your dreams

In February, I was invited to give the Creative Mornings Fargo talk around the topic Invest. What a fun challenge this theme was for me! I hope you’ll watch and see if you are investing in your dreams as specifically as I think you need to to actually achieve them. Bring on the G.O.T.E. sheets…

Doing our part…because we can. And I think you can, too.

I’m taking a break from my shared journey with Dr Marry to bring you this Covid-19, global pandemic-inspired post because, quite frankly, I don’t believe many segments of our communities can wait until we wrap up our series in two weeks for hundreds of lights to be shone on the very real and dire situation…

7c. Three years, and I’m still counting my blessings (podcast)

Tonight’s podcast wraps up my final blog post in this journey. It’s incredible to consider how fast this time has gone and how much has happened in the past seven weeks. When we began, there was no global pandemic, we had not been to England for Dr Marry’s 50th birthday, spring break was just going…

7b. Three years, and I’m still counting my blessings (video)

This week’s conversation is pretty short and sweet, but you will learn a surprising fact about Dr Marry that I bet many of you didn’t know! This is being posted during the midst of the Covid-19 global pandemic. It’s hard to focus on much else while we all watch and wait, seemingly suspended in midair.…

7a. Three years, and I’m still counting my blessings

     Journal entry: Sunday, February 19 We moved you to Prairie St. John’s on your birthday (Feb. 16). Let me just say that I put in a terrible Valentine’s Day–I got the flu of the century, and you also decided not to go in to residential treatment but to do outpatient instead. Never let it…