There has been a recent dissolution of a friendship in my life. A lifelong friend. I’m in the middle of processing the loss. I am confused, angry and hurt. This dissolution began roughly one year ago with an email she wrote to me listing off my many flaws as a friend. Since then I have […]

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Five years

Sometimes five years seems like a lot. Sometimes it seems like not much at all, in the grand scheme of things. Here’s what I know. Being sober is better than not. I made a lot of mistakes when I was drunk. I have also made a lot of mistakes as a sober person. The difference […]



At eighteen I was living in Hayward, the place I grew up in. I had a job at Walgreens as a photo clerk (I will have to post a blog someday about my collection of weird pictures I found at that job). I worked there for a little over a year and had spent most […]

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Apartment Life – Las Cucarachas

My inspiration to write about myself completely drained out of me for a while there. I’m back and it’s deep into fall. It’s my favorite time of year and good writing weather. I’ve been having a hard time getting myself started. I am hoping a gross story about cockroaches will get the motor running again. […]

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Unicorn Power

Remember that unicorn cake I talked about wanting to make? Giant strawberry jam cake.               Unicorn outline.                   Cream cheese frosting.                   Skittles!                     […]

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Summer Lovin’

I recently went to a storytelling party where the theme was “Summer Lovin’” I didn’t tell the story I’m about to tell here because I had already told a version of it several months ago and since most of the same people were in attendance I assumed they’d be tired of my sappy shit. My […]

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My Mom and Other Thoughts

My mom celebrated fourteen years of sobriety on September 5. She spent the night at my house the night before and woke up to her grandchildren climbing all over her. I made pancakes and sausage. We watched some cartoons and then we went to her house and spent the day together. We went to the […]

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