Monthly Archive: July 2016

Can Alcoholics Quit Drinking On Their Own

From the book, My Reclaimed Life. Maybe. I imagine you’re probably not one of the few who can, though. My guess is if you’re reading this, you’re somebody like me and can’t quit without help. Otherwise, why are you here? I’m presuming you’ve tried and tried and self-help hasn’t worked. So, to answer your question, …

Continue reading »

Why Wanting to Get Better May Do More Harm than Good

From the book, My Reclaimed Life. Here’s something I finally figured out:  Wanting to quit drinking, smoking, and being overweight and out of shape was no help at all. Not a bit. In fact, wanting to do all that probably hurt me. During my forty-year career as a teacher and school counselor, I met with …

Continue reading »

Email Servers – No Big Deal

It’s amusing to watch people flip-flop their mantras depending on circumstances. In the political world, that happens no matter the ideological bent. The latest comes from the far right’s new-found love affair with government competency. Well, that’s partly true. The right loves that the FBI director found that Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” in hosting …

Continue reading »