Diversity in America

“Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi “The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.” ~Unknown “The reason ‘X’ happened is because of white privilege.” “‘Y’ happened to JQ Citizen because they’re a ____(fill in the blank with some negative “ist” word)”. “All white people should be deported.” “Display ‘X’… Continue reading Diversity in America

Hope

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” ~Anne Lamott. Some time ago while I was working on rebuilding myself, I was given a list of vocabulary words related to rebuilding myself. I knew the meanings of these… Continue reading Hope

Am I An Addict?

NOTE: An addict isn’t someone who uses drugs. An addict can be someone who uses anything in excess, particularly drugs and/or alcohol. An addict can also be someone who gambles, shops, has sex, drinks pop/coffee, smokes cigarettes etc. Today I focus on those of us who use drugs. By the way, alcohol is a drug… Continue reading Am I An Addict?

The Circus

“You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town.” ~Anne Lamott I’m sure there may be at least a handful of you who’ve heard this saying. Or perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “I’ve got a monkey on my back”. For those who don’t know, it refers to a problem or… Continue reading The Circus

Unresolved Issues

Written November 11, 2015(edited 2017) What is an unresolved issue? “The word unresolved may describe an argument that has not been solved, a question that remains unanswered, or a decision that not been made. The word unresolved is used for a situation that lacks a resolution, or ending. It can also describe unaddressed emotions, such… Continue reading Unresolved Issues

Hate and Resentment

Written January 2, 2017 “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” ~Malachy McCourt These are the basic definitions of these words;  Hatred is a very strong dislike of a person, place or thing, and Resentment is holding a grudge.  Both of these feelings can affect our minds and especially… Continue reading Hate and Resentment

A Newton Officer on Drug Overdoses

Published July 2, 2017 I read this on a social media page not long ago and I wanted to share this with you… I wrote this not to transfer anger from one group to another, trust me there is enough justified anger to go around with the heroin epidemic. I wrote it because discussions of… Continue reading A Newton Officer on Drug Overdoses