Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Days work

September is National Recovery Month and the paper is working on a series of stories about addiction.

We had a meeting today to discuss the project and I think it will be compelling. 

I interviewed one woman who has been in recovery from alcoholism for several years. This past week, I interviewed two people who both lost parents to opioid addiction.

This is a hard topic because many feel the addiction of a family member is embarrassing. I think it's even more so here in the south.

The stories will begin running this weekend.

On another note, it rained all around us. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Mother Nature will smile on us tonight with a shower.

I took the picture below today on my way home from the office. I noticed purple blossoms on some kind of plant. I'm not sure what kind, but it's beautiful


  1. I am looking forward to reading your series on addictions. I think, if people talk about it, more will get the help they need not only the people who have the addiction but the people around the addict as well. I love this picture and know the flower but can’t remember the name of it.

  2. My mother was an alcoholic. Addiction is so hard on everyone it touches, directly or indirectly.

  3. A very timely and important subject for the paper. We can relate to the family feelings of addiction, until you have been touched with it close up or did indepth interviews it is hard to put your mind around the HURT of the victim and family! A TERRIBLE blight on our country! :=(

  4. Yes, additions are hard to talk about. There are so many kinds too. If we don't have one it is a blessing. People don't like to admit they have one so it's nice you found some willing to talk about theirs. It's important to share, it might help someone else.

  5. I am so interested to read your articles. It will be invaluable to show that addiction affect more people than the one who is addicted.

  6. Dear Rick, I really suspect that every family throughout the United States has been touched by the disease of addiction. So many lives lost in death and suicide and overdose and so many lives fractured by the disease. I admire your newspaper for the series it plans. May it touch with goodness all who read the articles. Peace.


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