Blog Posts

Nightmares: The Calling

Yet another two fingers of brandy and down it went in two quick burning gulps. That should do it! I hoped. So with a warm glow spreading nicely in my belly, I headed off to bed. Perhaps a little tipsy, but now with real hopes of passing out for the night uninterrupted. No nightmares tonight Mr. Sandman I pleaded. But in the end, I suppose he wasn’t listening. Or more likely — just didn’t give a damn! Continue reading “Nightmares: The Calling”

Human Nature: The Caveman in all of us

We humans are a confusing species. We do crazy things, we believe in crazy things and when our emotions rise high, our craziness rises to meet them? So what’s going on here? We’re (supposedly) intelligent modern-day human beings, not prehistoric club-dragging cavemen anymore. We’ve evolved! — Haven’t we? Continue reading “Human Nature: The Caveman in all of us”

Chronic Pain and Addiction: My Story

Admitting publicly that you have an addiction is like revealing a dark personal secret, an embarrassing character flaw or weakness. And for men, this has long been strictly taboo. Back in my day, right or wrong, men were to suffer their self-perceived weaknesses in silence! And for most of my life — that’s how I felt too. Continue reading “Chronic Pain and Addiction: My Story”

Life in the Real World: Is Your Child Ready?

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and as parents, you are in charge of preparing your children to one day face the realities of this harsh world on their own. And today, that means a lot of potential trouble waiting on their plate. So what piece of advice will you give them as they are preparing to leave the safety of the family nest? What final words of wisdom will prepare them for — “Life in the real world!” Continue reading “Life in the Real World: Is Your Child Ready?”