If that sounds bad the best I can offer is that it is not. Those swells remind me that whatever part of me is broken, there is another part that isn’t. … Read More


I’m working to be okay with my mistakes, to know that I am not entirely defined by the worst or best of my moments, to ask for help when I need it, and to sit down for a moment when I need to stop.… Read More


In the past few days, I’ve noticed an abundance of melancholy postings about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. After a long period of recovery, Hoffman apparently overdosed on heroin although I suspect we won’t know exactly what happened in those last moments despite the speculation that will invariably happen. As a recovering alcoholic, I see these… Read More


12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. I have more friends than I can count dealing with addiction. I know this because I’m open about my addiction and recovery, which gives people license… Read More


My wife and I have been going to CrossFit Broad Ripple for 15 months. In that time it’s fair to say that our bodies have changed dramatically. This transition from 162-pound skinny runner to 190-pound athlete has been a bit easier for me than it has been for my ballet dancing wife. Still she loves… Read More


Give me some rope Tie me to dream Give me the hope To run out of steam Somebody said It could be here We could be roped up, tied up Dead in a year Oh I love you more than words can say I can’t count the reasons I should stay One by one they… Read More


By every standard applied to Armstrong’s decision to come clean, my decision to get sober was a disingenuous act designed to make sure I could continue to make money and regain some standing that I’d lost after years of lying to people. *** I don’t know Lance Armstrong personally, and I have no desire to… Read More