The New Year

A clean slate that for all that is possible is a breathtaking prospect. When I last wrote here, four days before Christmas, my attention was focused in the how-important-is-it of misplacing a well-intended “perfect” gift for my adult offspring in...

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The Tragic Consequences of Addiction

Sometimes I am overcome with sadness. The one I raised is disappearing into a stranger. I don’t know how to live with this loss day after day, night after night. I am lost as well. — BV So begins Chapter 5 of IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU — EXCEPT WHEN IT...

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Now Comes the Hard Part

So get a load of this: parents are not clamoring for material about how to survive/manage their lives with an addicted daughter or son, nor, particularly, are bookstores. At least not yet. I say “not yet” because I am turning into a veritable...

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