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I’m a lawyer and teacher from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, running, and more. Buy me a “coffee” at

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A recent essay in the Los Angeles Times shows that the stigma surrounding addiction is alive and well.

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There’s a good reason that this advice has become so popular.

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One Day at a Time

After years of pushing myself to improve, I’m taking it easy in 2021.

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Running Fast

My years of daily drinking were an endless slog.

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Years of Terrible Sleep

How I get past my writing inhibitions without turning to booze.

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Why recovering addicts should be wary of the “no true Scotsman” fallacy.

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No True Alcoholic

My results after publishing eight stories to

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What is Vocal?


A peek into the life of a “high-functioning” alcoholic.

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“High-Functioning” Alcoholism

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