Anonymous: Behind the Eyes of Drug Addiction(Behind Blue Eyes)

Written November 6, 2016(edited 2017) In light of a speaking engagement I have tomorrow I thought I’d post this. For those of you old enough to remember, the title is a little wink and nod to that song to the Who. This song popped into my head because I used to call it my anthem… Continue reading Anonymous: Behind the Eyes of Drug Addiction(Behind Blue Eyes)

Psalm 106:3

“Blessed are those who keep justice. Blessed is one who does what is right at all times.” ~ Psalm 106:3(World English Bible version) I recently learned a lesson and the place I learned this lesson is where I saw this quote. Well a slightly varied version of it actually. For those who didn’t know, I… Continue reading Psalm 106:3

Death Of An Addict

Written April 9, 2017(edited Aug 30, 2017) In memory of Mike and Heather I’d like to take a few moments of your time if I may. Some of you know me, some of you don’t, and some of you who do know me…well, you don’t know me that well. I am a grateful recovering addict.… Continue reading Death Of An Addict

My Story

Written August, 2015(edited 2016, 2017) In light of the drug epidemic that has swept the country, and the world, I wanted to share this. I don’t think that one area of the world is worse than another because the loss of any life is always bad, especially young life. I write this in no way… Continue reading My Story

Garnet Mining

Garnet, the January birthstone and official gem of New York State. During a recent trip to Herkimer, NY, I traveled about 2 hours north to one of the world’s largest garnet mines. Barton Garnet Mine on Gore Mountain in the heart of the Adirondack mountains. On this venture I was in awe once again of… Continue reading Garnet Mining

“I Believe…”

Written August 1, 2015(edited 2017) “I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences.” ~John Denver…How true. Thank you for the gifts you have brought me…Much love… ~Doug I stumbled on… Continue reading “I Believe…”

Grant Me the Serenity

Written July 25, 2017 “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  Reinhold Niebuhr 1934 We all have those days when it seems like nothing is going right and everything is going wrong. It’s those days… Continue reading Grant Me the Serenity