How to Not Get the Bends

How to Not Get the Bends

December 8th, 2009, was the day I started at the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare here in Portland. I think that starting any new job can turn a life upside down for a while. This one fed me tequila until I couldn’t feel my face, put me on the back of an...
We All Fall Down: The Human Impact of Addiction

We All Fall Down: The Human Impact of Addiction

If I could tell you about addiction, it would not be mine. Of course, I have addictions. Don’t we all? But as far as addictions go, they are fairly benign: the extra Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, the bright-eyed nieces, when the rain falls on the roof and drenches the...
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