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I am a Capricorn. My darling Aileen was a Gemini. And so,we were, in so many ways, opposite. And yet... we were two, who became three... her life.... My life... and our life....
by nicolemaschke
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 01:31 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Maybe crazy behavior isn't so crazy.
by FranktheMc
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 10:55 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
If, in the distant future, some baseball historian were to come across the box score for the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day in 2007 , he wouldn't find anything that seemed particularly noteworthy. On ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 04:11 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Bridget Bardot comes to the rescue of two bears in Russia.
by maxfolger
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 09:47 AM PST with 4 Recommends
In March of 2009, I went to the Hazelden Center For Youth & Families in Plymouth, MN to receive dual diagnosis treatment for alcoholism/addiction and bipolar disorder. Thankfully, both my addiction ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jan 05, 2015 at 02:38 PM PST with 11 Recommends
I divorced this year. My ex-husband slid again into the depths of alcoholism and created a misery that I and the children could no longer endure. Unfortunately, this is also bringing financial ...
by phoenixvoice
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 05:09 PM PST with 14 Recommends
After 16 months of languishing in a storage locker just outside of Baltimore, I finally managed to schlep the bulk of my worldly belongings back to my apartment in Cincinnati. Moving is never fun, ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 05:20 PM PST with 26 Recommends
The conservative commentariat is ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 05:31 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Growing up with alcoholics offers you something rare in life: the chance, if you're lucky, to see your parents grow up. http://davidkeithlaw.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/so-if-its-raining-have-no-...
by samsoneyes
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Sep 13, 2014 at 01:54 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
~~~~~~~ Author's Note ~~~~~~~ On the night before I was to publish this article, one of my cousins died at the hands of this insidious disease of addiction. The last time I saw her was early ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 55 comments on Sun Sep 07, 2014 at 08:28 AM PDT with 66 Recommends
This will be one of a total of three poems. I am 11 years in recovery. These will be called Experience, Strength and Hope. Friends of Bill W will know what they mean. :)
by Pam LaPier
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 05:15 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Beautifully said Mr. President…. President ...
by Trouper
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 01:32 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
The death of Robin Williams by his own hand has dredged up memories of my brother's suicide. They both were gregarious people loved by everyone who knew them but haunted by so much inner turmoil and ...
by cyncynical
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 01:46 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
It pains me to say this, but after more than 5 years of continuous sobriety—5 years in which I lived in rehabs and halfway houses, worked in the drug and alcohol treatment industry, and spent ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 208 comments on Sat Aug 02, 2014 at 05:28 PM PDT with 158 Recommends
By the gallon. Literally. TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with destructive emotional, psychological and familial issues caused by alcoholism including suicide. If you were looking for a light-...
by bastrop
Comment Count 72 comments on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
June 13th, 1990 It was probably, for most folks, another ordinary day. It was a Wednesday ( I remembered that, for some strange reason), a gallon ...
by mrpiano
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 02:42 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
From Wikipedia (which I try NEVER to use as a reference, but in this case it will serve adequately enough)... In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the excessive mental stress and discomfort ...
by jawillie
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 01:03 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Rick Perry doesn't understand a lot of stuff, but that rarely stops him from sharing his ignorant notions. Now Perry explains that people's sexual orientation is like substance abuse. Like ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 09:41 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Mayor Cranley, In your mayoral acceptance speech this past November, you pledged to turn Cincinnati into a more inclusive city; a city where government can find solutions that will bring disparate ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 02:58 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Today I happily learned that my former collegiate roommate who turned RW, was signed up for CO's Medicaid (yes a derivative of Obamacare) after admission from an ambulance as he was both DKA and ...
by RWN
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 05:58 PM PDT with 22 Recommends