Hymn to Hawaii

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury  I’m leaving for a 7-day Hawaii vacation this weekend. Now that’s a sentence I’ve been longing to write for a very long time. …

One from Column A

  I am 54 years old, but until today, it’s mostly been just a number. That’s because I’ve been too busy feeling incredibly young, invigorated and alive. I’ve discovered storytelling, found that I’m good at it, and am busy turning it into a third career. I have dozens of new storytelling friends who are 10, …

Lessons Two and Three – Just in time for Valentine’s Day

Once I stopped worrying about what other people thought about me (see last post), I was ready to move forward. Lesson 2: “Be authentic and speak from your heart.” Part of recovery is getting up in front of rooms filled with strangers and sharing your story of how you came to find sobriety. The first few …