Why I’m passionate about being a part of Anxy Magazine: For much of my life, alcoholism and depression alternately masked and exacerbated each other. I only drank because I was depressed, I would argue, or I was only depressed because of the consequences of my drinking. Jumping between these two narratives meant that I never had […]Read more "Trying to Drink the Anxy Away"
I vividly remember the pride I felt when I graduated from reading picture books to chapter books. Sure, chapter books had a few illustrations here and there but they were inky, black scratches, nothing like the full-page, color illustrations in picture books. The absence of these gorgeous illustrations seemed to signify that I was on […]Read more "4 Great Picture Books for Older Readers"
Why there are AA naysayers and whether you should pay attention to them—especially if the program is working for you.Read more "Ask Katie: AA Is Helping Me, But Should I Listen to Its Critics?"
********UPDATE******** The Kickstarter for Anxy Magazine is live!! Please take a look, see what we’re all about, contribute if you can, and share the campaign with your family and friends. We’ve worked so hard on this because we really believe this is a project that can make a difference in the world. Video embedded below: Anxy […]Read more "Exciting Announcement: Anxy Magazine"
“The best way to read Moby Dick,” my college professor said, “is in the bathroom.” He was not suggesting, as I strongly felt, that the process of reading Moby Dick was so painful that it might cause one to curl up in the fetal position in an empty bathtub. He simply argued that a long […]Read more "Best Bathroom Books"
I’ve written a LOT about sobriety over the years and things are starting to feel a little cluttered on the blog. This page is where I’m going to link some older pieces that don’t necessarily seem that timely but are hopefully still useful to folks. Happy National Recovery Month Sally and I Are Interviewed by […]Read more "Archived Blog Posts"
for Book Riot Election season can be overwhelming and this one is no exception. I love following politics but I also hate the amount of nonsense, half-truths, and outright lies that are repeated by all sides during this process. I find myself yearning for something both entertaining and informative, as well as something SILENT (so […]Read more "7 GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR THIS POLITICAL SEASON"