I’ll Be Back Shortly!

In approximately 15 hours, my wife and I will be checking into our resort in Cabo. We've been looking forward to this for quite a while! We'll be there for a week, and during that week we'll be enjoying some smooth jazz music from two of our favorite musicians who'll be performing a weekend concert … Continue reading I’ll Be Back Shortly!

Wherever I go, he goes too.

On Wednesday, my wife and I will be flying to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. This year will mark our third consecutive year we've spent holidaying there, but it will be my first official holiday since becoming sober back in November of last year. Thankfully it won't be at the … Continue reading Wherever I go, he goes too.

I’m Scott, and I’m an Alcoholic

"We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable." ~ Step 1, Alcoholics Anonymous There once was a time when I wasn't powerless over alcohol, my life was manageable. But once I got into my mid-40's, that would gradually change. If you've read most of my journal here on my blog, … Continue reading I’m Scott, and I’m an Alcoholic

I’m not all that different from you.

I'm the guy sitting at a table in the diner across from you enjoying lunch. I'm the guy waiting impatiently in traffic in front of you during my evening commute. I'm the sinner who sits next to you in church. I helped coach your son's soccer team back when he was in 7th grade. I'm … Continue reading I’m not all that different from you.

Me, Grandpa, and Blue

When I was a little kid, I would occasionally go visit my grandpa on the weekends. I loved going to visit him. He had horses and cows, a few chickens, and other critters running around in the yard. He had this old barn where he and I would spend many days just sitting and talking … Continue reading Me, Grandpa, and Blue

Shame and Guilt

For years, I thought allowing my conscience to be my guide was enough to get me through life. Perhaps, maybe, that would've worked had I been active in my spiritual life on a daily basis. But of course, that 'daily basis' part lacked any real means of consistency. Most of my life I wanted control … Continue reading Shame and Guilt

Transition

My wife was forced into early retirement several months ago, after having spent 27 years of her life working for the same company. There aren't enough trees to produce the amount of paper needed to list her career accomplishments during that time. She loved her role in the company, and earned the respect of both … Continue reading Transition