The Wisdom of Parents

The Wisdom of Parents There are a lot of things we never thank our parents for. I’m not talking about the money it took to raise us, or the time we took from their lives, or even the love they gave, or the sacrifices they made. I’m talking about the wisdom they imparted. In particular, […]

The Perfect Hospital Water Fountain

Substance Abuse Addiction and substance abuse affect almost every family in the country. If you don’t have someone in your family afflicted, or a relative, chances are you know someone. Growing up I didn’t realize this. Back then it was the kind of thing that was kept hidden. That uncle who was so hilarious was […]

Silver Linings

Life is Full of Surprises My mother wasn’t the smartest person in the world. Don’t get me wrong, she wasn’t stupid, she wasn’t even “not intelligent,” but she would never wow anyone with her fierce intelligence. She wasn’t the funniest person either. She had a sense of humor, but in our family her humor always […]

Life is Like a Rosebush

Early memories The other day I thought of a fond memory from back when I was ten years old. I was helping my Aunt Rose tend to her rose garden, and we were chatting about a lot of things, then, out of the blue, she said, “Life is like a rosebush, Jibbo.” (She always called […]

3 Things Not to do if Your Loved One Suffers From Addiction

I mentioned previously that this blog might change topics now and then. Tonight my son Tony will be guest hosting. Tony is a former drug addict. He has been clean for three years, and now spends his life helping others who were like him. Substance Abuse and Addiction Working on the family side of treatment […]

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