Category Reckoner

A bit about Phil, a lot about Addiction.

This is not going to be one of those “The Truth About Addicts” posts that people seem so fond of writing. I am not a counselor or any type of specialist, and my opinions on drugs and addiction only come from the past eight years and my own personal experiences (only). I was driven to […]

Burn down the forest.

“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” I spent this past weekend in LA, and it will be my last for quite awhile. I almost regret going down there, but I can’t fully because…well, it was my choice. I just can’t regret what pulls me down to that […]

December Fourth.

Yesterday, I sent my first press release into the wild via a new channel. In the past, they have always been given directly to the media outlet of our choosing, exclusively giving whatever message we want to convey to a real human person. This time, I simply uploaded it to a website, scared out of […]

December Third.

For the past several years, I have done what I call ‘December Diaries’, writing one post for every day in December. Last year I did not do so well at this, a task I gave myself, but I always say I am going to try. And here we are, December 2013. Here’s what is going […]


I have been absent from this blog for awhile, but not totally on purpose. Yes, life has been busy, but I constantly think about writing. My brain is wired to think in the form of a journal entry, for better or worse. Today I am going to share some drafts I have started in the […]

Blue Jeans.

This entire post is going to be written under the influence of Lana Del Ray, so I have no idea what’s going to come of it. My world has been flipped upside down recently. Not entirely unexpected, but it still makes me want to shut off and make a run for it. I keep telling […]

We, the Broken.

At some point in our lives, we all experience what I like to call “Broken Bird Syndrome”. We all meet that one person we want to save, because they are “clearly in need” of saving, and we quickly set off on this noble quest to fix and nurture. Most of us are not heartless assholes, […]