Category: Drunk’s Corner

  • Flickering Gaslights

    Flickering Gaslights

    After years recovering from the last place that gaslighted me into an identity crisis, I’m finally able to rely on my training without second guessing my actions.

  • Volunteer Services’ Worst Enemy

    I’ve been burned out more times than I care to admit and resorted to several self-destructive behaviors. I can’t say I would encourage anyone to do what I do for a living.

  • The Traditionalism I Know

    I remember sunny late mornings after church. The adults would stand around drinking coffee while discussing things that would forever remain beyond my child’s understanding, even after I’d reached adulthood and earned a bachelor’s degree. In their opinion, my generation could never fully understand the ins and outs of why a Traditional Catholic Church was […]

  • The Sunny/Bright Side

    Had it been a movie, my character would have savored watching the sunrise on a new day of freedom, relieved to no longer be under the thumb of such a controlling personality.

  • Enjoying the Last Good Weather of the Fall

  • Summer Camp Bully

    In a flash, I saw what I could do and knew it was something I should not do, but my blood was up as that last straw broke my tolerance.

  • Small Town Quirks

    It’s like those situations in life when despite all indications to the contrary, most people would sooner tolerate the bully than risk even social death. 

  • Legendary Pets

    Trying to live like you were dying makes good music and romantic stories, it can be depressing and exhausting. The trick is valuing those moments without obsessing on mortality.

  • Search for Shoes

    Search for Shoes

    They say half of success is showing up. It’s easier to get going once you show up, especially if you have the right shoes for the job.

  • Valentines

    Valentines

    I knew flowers were expensive and didn’t last, and though I thought of it as a beautiful gift, I convinced myself that it was impractical and therefore pointless to desire.