Category Archives: Sobriety

Alcohol and Sex

“Eve” by Altay Sadigzade   Made you look. How do I put this delicately? When I was a drinker, I occasionally ended up in what might be called a compromising position. The best way to describe it is a fugue state: I didn’t black out exactly, but I’d find myself half dressed, or in an unfamiliar location, or with an unlikely man wondering how […]

Brooding, Boozy, Bards Blogging

OR IS BLOGGING, WRITING? F Scott Fitzgerald said, “You’ve got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly, the little experiences that you might tell at dinner.” Isn’t that the essence of blogging? Telling the minor things, the dinner story things with photos that fit neatly […]

Dog Napping or Dognapping?


  Either way, I’m not paying the ransom. I was speaking with Lisa yesterday. She told me that dognapping is on the rise. Her son’s two French Bulldogs were stolen from his yard a month ago and the culprits sent a ransom note demanding $1,500. It was neatly typed, enclosing a SSAE and an affidavit renouncing any claim to further action. […]

Boozy Barbie?

FAO Schwartz – a Rockets Barbie – A three wine lunch – I must be in NYC… There has been a lot of negative press about Barbie’s proportions. If she were real, she’d apparently have to crawl on all fours like some exotic borzoi because her frame is too narrow, her feet too small and her […]

Winds From the East…

[Sings] Winds from the east… Mist comin’ in… Like something’s a brewin’, about to begin… Can’t put me finger on what lies in store… But I feel what’s to ‘appen, all ‘appened before…! Perhaps it was being in Michigan, or just the onset of autumn, but I’m feeling nostalgic and anticipatory this morning. Like the words […]


Synonyms: homecoming; reconciliation; assembly; get-together; making up; reuniting.Yes I’m here in Flint doing all the above. With my mother. With my sister-in-law. With my long ago classmates… For the heck of it, I tried to find a word for negative reunions .  It’s the way my mind works- I’ve been looking for a word for […]