22.DEC.13

Cars hiss through the rain outside. Alice in Chains plays softly in the background. Domesticity used to drive me insane. I hated wasting time scrubbing this or decorating that. Lately, I have come to appreciate a clean apartment. A place with more than a bed and a collection of empty liquor bottles. Everyone loves an orderly home. … More…

7.DEC.13

I was idling behind a truck on the highway, holding my breath. 0450 in the morning. I was trying to beat the traffic. I pulled out from behind and eased into the throttle. The boost gauge twisted up from 20 pounds of vaccum to zero. The car was already eating up the distance. I wasn’t … More…

Thirty-One

Thirty one . . . My mother was the only one that had it right. Everyone else had money on the line that said I would be dead by now. Including me. . . . I was nearly right. And so were they . . . I have been home for a year and three days. A … More…