New York November 2019

While we got on the road by 6:30 yesterday, it still took us until 2 to get to the hotel. Thats partly due to rain but also to some stops along the way. Apparently the earlier the start the more leisurely trip we’ll allow ourselves. Finally after several years of waiting, we had opportunity to…

June 5, 2019 A Day to Remember, Columbus, OH

Colton and I were only gone 30hrs for our Columbus road trip, but it was a perfect success and I don’t think we could have had a better time. We took the direct route and went US 50 and US 33 East. The drive wasn’t much more than 3hrs. We knew that going in, but…

Goodbye Three Rivers, February 11, 2001

Below is a small section of my documentation of the worst years of my life.  Only months before all hell officially broke loose, our farewell to Three Rivers Stadium was hugely significant for me. Weekend of February 11th 2001 (written February 2006) While I didn’t come out and say anything until this writing, this was…

Why I don’t do AFC Championships

January 15, 1995 Chargers 17 Steelers 14 We had only had our season tickets since 92, Bill Cowher’s first year. This was to be the first super bowl of my generation’s Steelers. It was unseasonably warm that day and Dad and I tailgated as usual. In anticipation of an easy victory, I packed a bottle of…

Goodbye Presley

I knew this day would come but I still wasn’t ready for it. My pug, Presley, passed away this morning at home. She was 15. To say that she was a lifesaver for me is not an exaggeration. A friend from work offered her to us in April of 2002. In late 2001 I had…

Introduction

The bulk of my story as written to date chronicles my rapid decline from social drinker to miserable alcoholic. It was written over several years as I desperately tried to devote my time, energy, and life to the Christian God because I believed it would be through him that I would find peace and sobriety….