An Alcoholic Biography

“I was irritated that things were not the way I thought they should be, so I did whatever I wanted to do.” —An Alcoholic’s Biorgraphy [...]

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Here is to the promise of the first drama-free holiday break since long before we left! Let the reverie begin. [...]

Special Places in Hell

What happened at Penn State is the worst nightmare of many a mother, but especially of those of us who are always on the lookout for good role models for our fatherless boys. [...]

Merry Christmas. I hope.

“Starbucks has Christmas cups. This means I’m allowed to listen to Christmas music, make cookies, and wear fuzzy hats as much as I want,” my daughter said. “Oh no, you don’t,” I replied, not until after Thanksgiving. It was too late. She had poked a pinhole in my happy balloon and the helium had begun to whistle out. I wasn’t the only one whose bubble she had burst either. [...]