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High Tolerance

Klonopin Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine. Clonazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced. It began in the 7th grade with strep throat and high blood pressure. Doctors couldn’t figure out why  I had stroke level numbers every time they strapped the cuff to my arm. One even told my Mama how she must be getting me worked…

I Wasn’t Worth Saving.

In my younger days when I did something wrong, my mama would say: “You look at me when I’m talking to you.” I didn’t want to hold my head up to look at her.  I felt Shame. Guilt. Fear. Discomfort. She didn’t strike me. She scolded me, which at times felt worse than being hit. I’d disappointed her. Because she’d…

An Appalachian Saga on The Good Men Project Today!

 Appearing today on The Good Men Project is my second installment in a series of three pieces I have come to call my “Appalachian Tales.” These three articles originated from a post I wrote titled, “Hickory. Dickory. Dock. Time to Write.” I was frustrated from working and living in a community where each day I would see addiction. Ten years…

Prescription Parenthood.

Television land used to be dedicated to actual shows. They had all kinds of things like stories, plots, and characters. They gave us good feelings like when the nerdy Kevin Arnold scored a hottie named Winnie Cooper. We knew in our hearts that Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski had three babies and lived happily ever after. Today, scripted reality television…

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