Monthly Archives: October 2010

old friends

I talked with an old friend today.  We haven’t actually talked to each other in about eighteen years, but last year or so we reconnected through…facebook.  For all that I hate about facebook, I can’t help but be amazed and a little grateful for the fact that I have found dozens, literally, of long lost […]

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walkabout…an update

Yesterday one of the AWOLers returned to treatment.  Seems he went for a long walk. I joked with him that he went for a “walkabout” like an Aboriginal youth.  I am too hopeful sometimes believing that everyone gets as many chances as it takes.  Recovery is hard always.  I have never heard the tale of […]

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Rumi always amazes

“Gamble everything for love. If you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses. Don’t wait any longer.  Dive in the ocean, leave and let the sea be you.  Silent, absent, […]

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heartstrings

Two kids AWOL’d at work today.  They ran as if we would chase them.  We don’t chase kids.  We want them to stay, to figure out recovery for themselves.  But often this doesn’t happen.  Today it didn’t happen.  Again. I am sad and pissed.  Pissed at parents who don’t parent, pissed at the ‘the village’ […]

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