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The ebbs and flows of this alcoholic. It's all true. Sometimes I'm serious. Sometimes I'm not. The episodes tend to be short.

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The turn signal of my existence

August 15th, 2018

The scene is my truck. I’m driving home after the workday and merge into the left lane.

The car in front of me also merges into the left lane. The almighty nerve.

I shout, “Nice turn signal mother-clucker!! 🤬”

And …

When I drive up 7th Avenue

August 8th, 2018

When I drive up 7th Avenue on St. Charles’ east side, headed toward Main Street I see this older guy sitting in his garage. It’s pretty packed in …

When I be my best self

August 5th, 2018

I’ve been working on my magazine pretty much since I got up, trying to get the July issue all done and off to the printer. Sometimes the pages and …

Do you wanna know what will really suck?

July 28th, 2018

It’ll be when you notice that the someone who you’ve spent years of your life with is now gone. You’ve already grieved in the months since they left and now it’s been a few years and then you realize again, for no …

In this icecapade parade (or life became balanced)

July 25th, 2018

Wherein fate is for people who have given up, part 3 of 3.

I’m going to jump right in because this story is already long enough in my head. And it’s taken far too long to write. I’ve grown weary of fate and all that …

Treading water (or unfasten your seatbelts)

July 12th, 2018

Wherein fate has limits, part 2 of 3.

Toward the end of my drinking it was like treading water. Never going anywhere, not having any fun, just struggling to do the bare minimum to stay afloat. A soggy, pathetic, …

Within a 10 block radius

July 9th, 2018

So this past weekend I pulled into the gas station to get some supplies. It’s the weekend and it’s sunny so the gas station is plum full of cars. I …

You cannot unbutton this jacket

July 8th, 2018

Wherein fate is a miserable state, part 1 of 3.

Rivers want to roll downhill. You can put a dam up and stop their flow but their destination won’t …

I eat more when I'm happy

July 2nd, 2018

Based on my scientific observations and the data I’ve collected as of late, I’ve found that I eat more when I’m happy. When I’m stressed I don’t …

Post mortem, Bourdain

June 25th, 2018

The thing that I had a hard time wrapping my mind around with Anthony Bourdain's suicide is that I kept thinking he was supposed to be above all of that. I wanted not to be surprised but I really was. I felt let down …

Unless I'm a celebrity gardener

June 22nd, 2018

Not long ago I was reading an article wherein the author said that people aren’t going to care about what you’re doing. Like if I plant a …

Red faced robot

June 20th, 2018

So I have this thing that I’ve been doing ever since I was a teenager. It’s not a healthy thing and I’ve struggled to let go of it ever since I stopped drinking.

Most of the time I don’t even realize I’m doing it …

Reich Between the Eyes on the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus soundtrack

June 19th, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8BxgZYjya8

Peeps, the soundtrack for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was released today digitally. …

Share the road with bikes?

June 14th, 2018

How about they go the speed limit? Or obey the traffic signals? Or decide if they’re going to be on the street or the sidewalk?

I ride my bike as much as anybody. Okay, that’s not true. I have a bike in my garage and …

I fucked this up

June 13th, 2018

I set up an auto-renew feature on a client’s website not long ago so members could check a box and have their member account renewed each year. …

It forever influences the present

June 12th, 2018

I was talking with one of my friends several months ago and I brought up something that sounded an alarm in her. What I’d just touched on triggered an unhappiness almost like ripping someone’s blanket off on a chilly …

A frantic game of animal tag

June 11th, 2018

The geese on Riverside

June 6th, 2018

Every time the geese hold up traffic on Riverside for more than five seconds, 50 cars deep pile up in both directions. I just want to punch them in …

So then I rewrote parts

June 6th, 2018

One time when I was eight or so I was out in the front yard washing my bike with the hose. I especially liked spraying the pedals and watching …

One particular night in Wyoming

June 5th, 2018

And then there was that one time in 2006 when my brother and I drove halfway across the country in a U-Haul the size of Montana, pulling the Kia on …

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty

May 30th, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UD0c58nNCQ

Do you ever wanna say, "fuck this workday" and then turn off your computer and give your nearest co-worker a high-five as you storm out the office door, then slide …

Speaking of consequences and desperation

May 29th, 2018

Alcoholics can related to this. I’m not sure if others will...

But one of the things that made it so easy for me to continue drinking was that I …

Just one can of my favorite soda

May 22nd, 2018

I was telling Sara last night about the time I was in a grocery store and they had 12 packs of my favorite soda. Unfortunately I couldn’t buy just …

Saturated, colorful clematis

May 18th, 2018

And on this 18th day of May nature said lettuce have more flowers, specifically the saturated, colorful clematis. And the peeps of the world drew …

Route around the struggles

May 17th, 2018

I talk about my dentist now and then because he and his staff are part of my life. And I talk about what’s going on that's had some kind of impact on me. Granted, sometimes I talk about shit that doesn’t have an …

my crocodile.mp3

May 7th, 2018

I haven't recorded any podcasts for a bit but I have every intention of soon, with intention being the keyword.

In the meantime please enjoy a song I recorded some time in the early 2000s.

I suppose once in a while I …

You can't dump that there

May 5th, 2018

For whatever reason the Chicago Tribune left newspapers on my sidewalk for three days in a row. I like that because reading the paper from start to finish broadens my horizons. I come across articles and the like that …

Karma doesn't torture us

May 3rd, 2018

While I was sitting with my nicotine withdrawal earlier, I was saying my morning prayers, asking god to take my nicotine addiction away, take all the pain and discomfort. And then I started to get crabby because …

The light is green for both sides

April 30th, 2018

This scene is my truck. I’m barreling north on Randall Road and need to turn left at the next intersection. There’s a handful of cars that are also …

You're still dumb

April 28th, 2018

My podcasts were probably broken for the last few days or so.

To make up for the flub, please enjoy this flashback to the late 90s. I wrote, recorded, played all the instruments, and even sang on this gem.

Alias: …

Miracles are seen in light

April 27th, 2018

I fall short in life.

That’s not a judgment call or me being hard on myself. It just is. I’m just another guy wandering around aimlessly doing my best…and sometimes doing my least.

Struggling to maintain that …

A Key Lime Bomb in one hand

April 26th, 2018

Guys, if you haven't had one of Blue Goose’s Key Lime Bombs then you're missing out. Eating one of those is way better than the time Christie Brinkley kissed me on the cheek. Okay, that’s a lie. That never happened. …

We, as parents, make mistakes

April 25th, 2018

Maggie had a little scare yesterday. She had gotten off the school bus and was walking the minute walk back to our house down the alley. Some dude …

A little dog and wild carrots

April 20th, 2018

Let me first say that I’m an animal lover as much as the next Dr. Doolittle. It’s rare that I meet a dog or cat and they don’t end up liking me …

Like I'm going to fall over

April 17th, 2018

I haven’t been writing as much because I’ve been struggling with my nicotine addiction. All sorts of things happen and don’t happen when I try to quit.

Sometimes I’ll spout off something about quitting on social media …

Brushing my teeth while driving

April 16th, 2018

I think what annoys me most about driving on Randall Road is that the speed limit is 45 mph but with the sheer amount of daytime traffic and number of stoplights by the Commons, I never get to actually go 45.

See, if …

It's all really great news

April 13th, 2018

Well over half the conversations I have are all words. Personal and professional. All reading and responding. I want to say there is no voice in them but each author has their own in black and white. It’s still all …

Apologies as presents

April 10th, 2018

On a person's special day if I tell the person that I forgot to give or get them a present, it’s like instead of giving them their actual present I'm giving them an “I forgot” instead. Regardless if I actually do give …

A peer in the revolution

March 27th, 2018

And then there was that one time when myself and two older friends were drinking and carrying on, using too many drugs, and just driving around …

Not often with surgical precision

March 23rd, 2018

I’m not overly fond of the word, “slice.” I never say slice. Not a slice of pizza or a slice of pie. It’s always a piece.

“Splice” is okay but remove the “p” and it’s out of the question. I never slice anything either. …

Memories are what make places feel like home

March 22nd, 2018

When I was a kid living in a little town in Iowa, our neighborhood, our street, our house they all felt like home to me. I always felt secure, always felt like I belonged. My life was feature complete on that block.

Not caring what other people think

March 20th, 2018

Abstract

I think all that jive about “not caring what other people think” is mostly bullshit.

Exhibit A

When I puff out my chest and chant the “I …

About those bullfights

March 18th, 2018

Sara and I watched Anthony Bourdain in Spain last night. I wish that watching bullfights didn’t bother me as much as it does but I could never get …

SpongeBob was in my dream last night

March 14th, 2018

Like I was all about SpongeBob. I went into my bedroom to have a nap (which is kind of funny that even in my dreams I’m thinking about taking a nap).

And then when I laid down on my bed it was SpongeBob as far as the …

Why are these people standing so close to me?

March 13th, 2018

For much of my life I’ve been internally combustible and physically uncomfortable. I felt ill and under and unequipped just being human. Even trying to be human. Too much shit gurgling in my stomach. Never ending …

Scowling at the clock

March 13th, 2018

My cat was glaring at me as I was putting on my shoes this morning. I was like “what the fuck are you looking at?“

Yeah, it was early.

And then as I’m walking into the other room I looked back at her and she was …

Reassuring our fellow humans

March 10th, 2018

The scene is a parking lot. An elderly woman is walking up ahead of me as I’m driving. She looks fragile, defenseless, and unsure.

She sees my truck and a look of terror comes across her face. While it’s not a monster …

Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

March 9th, 2018


Watch on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7MFYoylVs

Peeps, here’s your batman-with-his-fists Friday jam. I know I’ve said this …

When others are behaving badly

March 6th, 2018

It’s easy to be of the mindset that how people behave is their business and I shouldn’t let it affect me. But that’s a level of spiritual …

Moments of belligerence

March 6th, 2018

Friends. Family. Total strangers. I don’t consider himself an arrogant person.

One evening, however, when I was running “who do I have to blow” …

Long Crash Cymbal

March 5th, 2018

A tag below my chin

March 2nd, 2018

I don’t know how it is that I still put on my shirt backwards. I get one on, something feels uncomfortable, and then I look down and see a tag below …

Sunset for Feb 27th, 2018

February 27th, 2018

Everything goes up-and-down I suppose. Sometimes life is bright, sometimes it’s a fireball. Sometime it’s not.

And then also it’s good for me to let things go just as the sun sets. It’ll rise tomorrow and life will …

"NOT YOU"

February 26th, 2018

And there was that one time way back in high school when my best friend and I would sit in the round-a-bout in the middle of town. When cars would …

Assume the future will be good

February 23rd, 2018

Here’s a peek behind the curtain.

Maggie and I are both introverts. We’re most comfortable hanging out alone or with just one or two people. In the …

Alarm clock crazy, no thanks

February 22nd, 2018


Denny's circa Dec 22, 2017

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
— Step 2 of Alcoholics Anonymous

The …

Communal cigarette larceny

February 21st, 2018

So one time when I was “quit smoking” I was headed up to see my dentist in Elgin. Don’t ask me for a referral. He’s long since retired and is …

Abe Froman, tater-tot king of Geneva

February 21st, 2018

Just to put this out there...

I'm not preparing some gourmet tator-tot frenzied extravaganza here nor am I Abe Froman, tater-tot king of Geneva. Think of the tator-tots more as party food that will be available, same …

A get-together this coming Saturday

February 17th, 2018

I’m *thinking* about having a get-together this coming Saturday, February 24th. If you’re reading this you’re invited. It would be a social mixer of …

Ye old anti-climatic climax

February 17th, 2018

There’s an Italian mobster that lives up the street from me. He looks Italian but maybe he’s Greek. I’ve never talked to him but we’ve exchanged waves at the communal mailbox. I have a theory that he’s in the witness …

Nobody can fuck with you

February 12th, 2018

Remember that one time when you were younger? When nobody could fuck with you?

Because everything had fallen into place. Because all the dots …

Throwing it on the floor

February 11th, 2018

I hate when I go to throw something away and then just end up throwing it on the floor. I mean, what the hell is this? It’s not like I’m threading the space needle shuttle in the vacuum of outer space.

And then I …

Mostly it just makes you feel worse

February 10th, 2018

And then there was that one time when one of my brothers called me out of the blue. I hadn’t talked to him in close to three years and we were just …

What to do when someone bails the conference call

February 10th, 2018

Question posted to Facebook:

Just got stood up for an 8am conference call. Any suggestions for punishments for the offending party?

My answer:

I just like to stay on the call even when nobody shows up. I relax, have a …

A cranberry stuck

February 9th, 2018

The scene is my work desk. I'm eating cashew, almond, and cranberry trail mix. One of the cranberries jumped from the cup. I saw it happen but didn't hear the landing. After a mildly-extensive berry-hunt the …

Mechanically and electrically perfect

February 4th, 2018

Maggie and I talk bacon

February 2nd, 2018

I picked Maggie up from her mom's and on a whim we did a quick, off the cuff podcast in my truck on the way back home.

There's some background noise but that's what happens when you're recording while driving 45 mph. …

Here's what happens when you unfriend someone

February 2nd, 2018

This showed up on my timeline just a little bit ago.

So Facebook “noticed” I unfriended somebody. I highly doubt if they just “noticed” anything. …

Communication, off the top of my head

February 2nd, 2018

Kidding aside, I mean what I say when I talk and write to people.

I try to be clear when I'm kidding but sometimes they don’t get it. Then I feel bad. Sometimes it’s understood when I’m joking but generally it isn’t …

Holidays come once a year

January 28th, 2018


In the mid 2000s I made and hung this in our kitchen. Because I’m an asshole.

I never really think (or have thought) about anybody else.

Like if …

Why I never answer my cell phone

January 23rd, 2018

A few years back someone by the name of Floyd inadvertently gave my cell number to his insurance agent. And then that domino’ed into my number getting on every insurance company’s call list.

I’ve tried being nice to …

Grace for others

January 21st, 2018

I would guess there’s been 5-10 relationships I’ve had with people where I've written them off. And I’m not talking about small relationships …

Cleaning the stove at 5:17 pm on a Friday

January 19th, 2018

I’ll get to the picture in a minute. The real question is why am I having 2 to 3 bowel movements a day on average? Is it my diet? My posture? My …

I've always been at war with machine X

January 16th, 2018

I can only feel hurt and blame someone else for so long.

And after that time is over I have to either say something or let it go. I don’t have the …

No sirens, no lights, just horsepower

January 12th, 2018

When I was driving to work this morning a sheriff’s car was behind me in the other lane. As we approached the intersection on Randall and 64 the stoplight turned yellow. I slowed down and stopped because I’m sure the …

Under Maggie's pillow

January 9th, 2018

And then there was that one time maybe six or seven years ago when I ate a Snickers fun-size and hid the wrapper under Maggie’s pillow.

And then at bedtime when we found it and she was horrified of being convicted of a …

Speaking of REO Speedwagon

January 4th, 2018

And then there was that one time (yesterday) that I was thinking pretty much everyone I meet and know in the here and now aren’t dicks. It’s a big shift in my perspective.

When I was younger I used to believe that most …

So long as I continue to do it

December 30th, 2017

I'm overly fond of how they worded all of AA's Twelve Steps.Case in point: the 11th Step.

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for …

I can be a fruity butterfly

December 21st, 2017

If you're not familiar with AA's Twelve Steps, don't worry none. Just follow along and you'll get the gist.

When I worked Step One I was in …

Sun glows in the mirrors

December 16th, 2017

As I lay here in bed before I get up to make coffee I was enjoying the morning glow.

Sometimes I’ll get just a glimmer of something in life and think, “I want more of that!”

But then I’ll sit around and wait for the …

Almost two years have past

December 6th, 2017

Not long after my ex-wife moved out I couldn’t stand to be in the house alone in the morning. Like after Maggie went to school the stillness was …

I don't consider myself high maintenance

December 1st, 2017

However...

I don’t like anything touching my feet. Except socks. Or other footwear. I don’t even touch my own feet. Unless I have to.

I won’t look at my belly button. It’s on its own as far as I’m concerned.

About 18 …

Break On Through by The Doors

December 1st, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOpQjD-rX0g

Peeps, here’s your the-gate-is-straight Friday jam.

Listening to The Doors when I was 9 and 10 opened up my musical world so much more than bands like the Beatles …

PechaKucha Night (cont)

November 30th, 2017

In follow up to tonight's earlier PechaKucha Night in Batavia


This lady was eating popcorn with complete disregard for public safety

I was …

Each and every time I started writing

November 24th, 2017

People always say that the 12 steps are in order for a reason. I guess I never really paid that much attention to that statement until after I was in recovery for a year or so. Looking back on my experience with Step 4 …

I really did paint my couch

November 20th, 2017

Well, not all of it.

And of course it didn’t go completely according to plan. Maggie and I were going to be gone all weekend and I had a time window of about 30 minutes on Friday to do my thing. I wanted to do it in …

FREE dismantled treadmill

November 17th, 2017

Guys, there’s a dismantled treadmill on East Side Drive, a little north of Dodson Street here in Geneva, Illinois. I’m assuming it’s free since it’s resting comfortably on the curb.

Whenever I see a treadmill or a …

Potato eyes, to eat or not to eat

November 15th, 2017

Potato murder - MP4

Peeps, I may have asked this before and I may not have. Either way I swung I’m going to ask again.

When dealing with potatoes do you cutout their little eyeballs out or do you ignore them and chow …

Each and every single target

November 15th, 2017

Sometimes I’m driving along, got something on my mind. And then I get the feeling that whatever I'm thinking about, well, I think that I should be …

Can I spray paint my couch?

November 11th, 2017

Doing more, more, more

November 10th, 2017

Back when I was drinking I wasn’t enough. Inside. I wanted something, anything to tell me that I was. And one of those things I wanted, probably the biggest was “more.”

Not just more drinking but more “doing”, too. …

I only saw her rage

November 5th, 2017

Last night I heard an Al-Anon speaker say that she was very angry with her husband while he was drinking. But really she was scared. Scared for a variety of reasons, if he was going to really hurt himself, and so on.

Mildy Seeking Mannequins

October 31st, 2017

I still need to get a couple mannequins. I think about this often, at least daily. Well, maybe every other day. They’ll provide some kind of ambience, some kind of atmosphere that I need. In my house. Preferably the …

Social grace at the ATM drive-through

October 28th, 2017

Please note local residents: ATM drive-throughs are one way. You should not back up for any reason. Think of the ATM lane to be like a waterslide. …

More knob twists

October 27th, 2017

I’m in the private, single person work restroom. Somebody tries the door knob. It refuses because I’m not an animal and therefore lock the door.

Again, with the twisting. I scowl at the door. More knob twists. This …

Super Target has Blue Diamonds

October 26th, 2017

One time my brother ate a whole bag of walnuts. And my mom was furious. She still talks about it to this day even though said feeding happened …

Amazing blueberry jelly

October 19th, 2017

I hate it when I'm walking down the work hallway and I hear another office door open. Can't I just walk down the hall alone, with peace and quiet?

Now matter how much I try to avoid people, some random body shows up …

There's a gentleman we'll call Gary

October 17th, 2017

So we all know that our phones are a huge part of our lives. We take them pretty much every where. They say that they’re generally the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing we look at before going …

Making perfect plans

October 16th, 2017

Sometimes I’m gonna do something.

I plan it out in my head and think, “This is perfect. This lines up here and that lines up there.”

And then I don’t do it.

And then the next morning I think, “I’m glad I didn’t do …

3:52 pm on a Sunday afternoon

October 15th, 2017

After Maggie goes to her mom’s for the day I’m always taken back by how quiet it is.

After I get home from the errands and the store and have put away the groceries. Shut off the podcast and brought a load of laundry …

They deserve it

October 13th, 2017

When I was drinking I would hurt people, because that’s what I did when I was drinking, and then I would feel bad and avoid them. Sometimes go out …

Blade Runner 2049 ticket

October 7th, 2017

My gear in mouth

October 4th, 2017

With the wrong key

October 2nd, 2017

About an hour ago I put the wrong key in my back door. Like a moron. And then gave the knob a confident twist/push. And of course it wouldn’t turn. …

Fire hydrant flushing on the east side of Geneva

September 29th, 2017

This post originally appeared on the Facebook group, What's happening in Geneva, IL. I'm reposting here just in case someone decides the writing isn't as exceptional as the Campana flame wars. I mean discussions.

Let the cosmos be your guide

September 29th, 2017


Maggie and I found this note
while having gelato at Graham's 318.

Sometimes life pounds on my door, pounds with both hands to get my attention. But more often than not it’s just few taps, barely audible, just left …

Sunrise for Sep 27, 2017

September 27th, 2017

Peeps, what was happening for me a few moments ago was a wonderful pinky orange sunrise. It’s Wednesday so we’re half-way through the week. Who can …

FREE brand new Heat & Air Deflector

September 26th, 2017

Earlier in the evening I solicited local residents for someone to make me dinner. Being fairly new to the concept of bartering online I now realize …

What's Happening in Geneva, Facebook group

September 24th, 2017

I may need to leave the What's Happening in Geneva Facebook group. I keep wanting to help with my web expert advice, wit, and charm. Below are two …

We don't want to spoil his suprise

September 21st, 2017

Something I've never forgotten

September 21st, 2017

And then there was that one time when I was fresh outta high school and floundering around like a moron. I didn’t have a job and was whining …

When I see other drivers yawning

September 20th, 2017

Why are there so many pubes

September 18th, 2017

Proof would kill me (closure)

September 17th, 2017

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback, much of it good, from the Proof would kill me duet. If you haven’t read them you should. Pause, go now, and resume …

A pizza up on some roof

September 15th, 2017

Someday I would like to order a pizza and then when the delivery guy hands it over, just throw it up on the roof, frisbee style.

Not on my roof …

Gas cap flopping around

September 13th, 2017

Peeps, I was driving somewhere a few days back and was in a hurry. Of course. I'd stopped at the gas station a few minutes before and that had …

Proof would kill me (follow up)

September 11th, 2017

In follow up to my earlier piece, Proof would kill me, I just want to put it out there that I only talked about two of the things that Kathy did …

Proof would kill me

September 10th, 2017

20170910 - Proof would kill me - MP4Watch on YouTube →

A year or so after I got divorced from my first wife one of our mutual friends said …

Relapse and reservations

September 4th, 2017

20170904 - Relapse and Reservations - MP4Watch on YouTube →

After I’d been sober for a number of years I relapsed. It wasn’t something that I thought was gonna happen. And also, it didn’t “just happen” either.

Essential rules for loving someone

August 22nd, 2017

  1. If someone loves you then love them back.
    Don't think about it.
  2. If someone loves you then pay attention to what they do.
    Often times …

tcr! diaries podcast now available

August 21st, 2017

So this is a thing now. Keep your expectations low. I mean like really low. I don't know if it'll be anything more than just an audio version of a written piece. We'll see how it goes. Maybe I'll ad-lib now and then. …

Just the same as me

August 20th, 2017

When I'm behaving badly it's because I'm scared or my feelings are hurt or I’m upset or whatever. It’s not something I just do. There’s a reason there. And I've always appreciated it when other people have let me off …

Provocative yet professional

August 16th, 2017

Morning drinks mute the fires of hell

August 16th, 2017

All Out Of Love by Air Supply

August 13th, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWdZEumNRmI

Peeps, here's a pop ballad for your Sunday morning. The chorus is good. Shut up. It reminds me of 80s skate parties and those couple of years, like 10 and 11, where …

Seeking colorful Christian martyr to repel repeated Jehovah's Witness

August 10th, 2017

I have a sign but they keep coming back. I need you to intimidate them, get them away from my doorbell, and off my porch. For good. For permanently. …

No reason for me to be in a hurry

August 9th, 2017

Sometimes I got something going on, something I’m burning too much daylight on, and I can’t figure it out. The path isn’t clear. The monkey chatter is as loud as it gets and I feel myself ratcheting up.

One time way …

Slip Slide Melting by For Love Not Lisa

August 4th, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGKTDY_CqMU

Peeps, here’s your find-a-space-in-the-sunshine Friday jam to blast you threw your workday. The audio's not the best but it'll do in broad daylight.

The Crow

Be uncomfortable as needed

July 26th, 2017

I watched my mom go through something last year, something that was heart wrenching and devastating. It made her bitter and angry and changed how she saw things. What happened is her story and not important to this.

Jul 9th, 2017 at 9:47:39 pm

July 9th, 2017

And then there was that one time I was so full of hurt and rage that I wrote a letter equally as hurting and raging. Paper soaking wet with piss and …

Eagerly seeking a Republican to prepare my 2016 taxes

July 7th, 2017

Yes, I still haven’t filed my taxes. No, I don’t need a condescending accountant attitude. There will be geometry involved. I’ve working with two …

Smelling like coffee and Captain Morgan

July 6th, 2017

One time I was driving to work on a hot summer morning. Just like today. Hung over pretty bad and nursing a pint of rum. I was in complete agony, had a fiery headache, and starting to sweat because my truck didn't have …

Jul 2nd, 2017 at 2:42:05 am

July 2nd, 2017

Starting tomorrow I will randomly and routinely wake the cats up during the day because, no matter how many times we talk about this, they …

A regular Bear Grylls

July 1st, 2017

One time when I was 18 or so and had drank way more than I should’ve for it being the middle of the afternoon, I climbed way up this tree in my …

Desperately seeking a Democrat for light housework

June 29th, 2017

Yes, you will be expected to clean. Netflix will be off-limits, however, you may bring headphones. But not your individualism. Independent thought is encouraged but keep moral outrage to yourself. This is a job not a …

Looking for a road to walk

March 13th, 2017

One of my absolute favorite lines in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is the last pertinent idea of How It Works (PDF):

God could and would …

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