I Hope More Black People Share Their Stories of Daily Racism, Bigotry and Prejudice

People -- including me -- quite often lament how facts and statistics seem to be ignored these days in favor of some cherry-picking whatever supporting material and opinion is out there to back-up their position. Whether it's the "All Lives Matter" or "COVID is just the flu" crowds, they don't seem to need much to…

The Longer I’m in Recovery, The More I Avoid Conflict from Differing Opinions

Over the years, my wife has pointed out to me that I tend to speak of the Boston Red Sox in terms of “we” as in “We just may have made the greatest mistake in trading away Mookie Betts since we let Babe Ruth go to the Yankees.” My wife is the first to point…

Recovery Wouldn’t Have Been the Same Without My Dogs

We’re having our first measurable snowfall of the year and as I look out of the windows of the office that doubles as my bedroom, I can see our three dogs playing outside, reminding me of how I used to play with my brother or other neighborhood kids on a snow day when we were…