Day 831: Let Me Direct Your Attention Over Here…

Hey sober party people, non-party people, and people who just want to put in a quick appearance at the party so they get credit for showing up and then make a beeline for the car-- I've published an essay on Medium about the loneliness of early sobriety, the importance of people who get it, and…

Day 436: Seeking a Canning Meetup, But for Alcoholics

I was heading into one of my favorite tucked-away-off-a-brick-alley coffee shops the other day to put in a few hours on my novel. It was a beautiful day and two young women--maybe mid-20s, both with crew cuts and big tattoos--were sitting outside on a bench. As I approached, I heard one of them say, "Well,…

Day 426: Boyhood (or, Life is Wide)

By now chances are good you've heard about Boyhood, Richard Linklater's film following the life of a fairly average (whatever that means) American boy from age 7 to 17. It got a lot of early buzz because of the unusual and risky way it was made--Linklater got the same group of actors together for about two…