Keeping Up

Keeping Up

Keeping Up by Phillip Holland I’m tired of birthdays.  It’s all Facebook’s fault. Don’t misunderstand.  I love my friends.  I love celebrating with them.  I know what a blessing it is to wake up each and every day.  When we’re young,...
What is your “Dope”?

What is your “Dope”?

Growing up, I remember that adults referred to every single drug by one name – dope.  Marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, LSD – all dope.  It drove me mad, because it sounded like they equated the act of smoking one joint with being a meth head.  Why...
Not Me-ism

Not Me-ism

At the ripe age of 34, I feel like I have enough life experience to have something worth looking back on.  Certainly, I’m not writing memoirs or imparting life lessons to the youth yet, but I’m over the humps of the reckless abandon of childhood, the blind...
Change Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Change Without Hitting Rock Bottom

“Bob?  He’s doing great now.  He finally made the changes he needed to make in his life.  He had to – he hit rock bottom.  His addiction nearly killed him, but after losing his house, car, job, and family when his wife couldn’t take it anymore,...

My Procrastinatory Study Method

I’m finishing my final year of undergrad this year, and boy have I learned a lot.  When I finally got serious about school, I realized that I didn’t have to be the best in every class, but I did need to pass every class with a decent grade.  I...