Tag: addiction

Today Is A Day

Today is a day. Today is a day when I am showing up in spite of myself. Today is a day I am truly convinced I will never have true love. Today is a day that I am embarrassed at what will finally get me to write again. Today is a day that I cannot... Read more »

Letting Go Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Alas. From the first post I saw on Facebook, I knew this would be a day of tributes and Tweets. People reminiscing about their favorite movies and lamenting the loss of an amazing actor. There’d be speculation concerning the details of death and the circumstances surrounding his mental state, but I wondered how many people... Read more »

Dear G: I'm Terrified For You

This is written in conjunction with my fellow bloggers at Chicago Now, who are all ruminating on blog posts written in the span of an hour’s time (9 p.m. – 10 p.m.) on the topic of giving “advice to a person, place or thing.” The funny thing is, I’m psychic. I have always had intuitions... Read more »

The Good, The Bad and The Smoking

So, I’m smoking for the month of August. Yes, it sounds preposterous. If you’ve ever been addicted to cigarettes, you are thinking, “Really? Just August? How do you think you’re going to manage that?” And that is a super fair question, given that I’ve heard countless times that cigarettes are more addictive than heroin.  I... Read more »