Nov 7

  Since the presidential elections last November, I’ve been doing my best to make lemonade with the countless lemons that keep raining down from the White House.  As a person in long-term Recovery from addiction, a substance abuse counselor, and a professor of Addictions Studies, I’m well aware of the wisdom of The Serenity Prayer […]

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Aug 25

  I’ve decided that enough is enough.  According to this recent article in The New York Times, close to 60,000 people died in 2016 as a direct result of drug overdoses, and the number of deaths has continued to rise in 2017. These numbers indicate the striking, undeniable truth that we as a society […]

Continue Reading: How to End America’s Heroin Epidemic
Sep 29

  July 25th may not have been a significant date for you this year, but for 8-year-old Charlotte McCue and her family it will forever be a day when everything was lost.  At 9:30 p.m. on that night, Charlotte’s life was taken by Alexander West, a 24-year-old man who collided with the boat that McCue […]

Continue Reading: The Deadliest Drug in America
Jun 16
Men of Distinction
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As Father’s Day approaches, I am in the bittersweet position of missing my own dad who died nearly 20 years ago, while at the same time being extremely grateful for all I learned from him and from many other men of distinction that have been placed in my life through these years. I owe much […]

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Jun 9
Mom Rocks the Summer!
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I believe that the best moms are the ones that want to have fun with their children, especially in those fleeting years when the kids are young, and the summers seem long. My mother really knew how to rock the summers when we grew up, and I never really appreciated this until I became a […]

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Jun 2

  We just wanted some ice cream cones. My family had been to this particular store on our last vacation and we were all looking forward to returning. There are very few foods and even fewer beverages of which I can honestly call myself a connoisseur, but ice cream is the exception to this rule. […]

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Dec 20

You won’t be receiving our annual Christmas/non-specific politically correct holiday card sent with love from The Farr Family this year. But it doesn’t mean we don’t love you. And it doesn’t mean we’re getting divorced or going through such a rough time in our lives that we couldn’t muster up enough strength to send out […]

Continue Reading: About Those Christmas Cards…
Oct 22
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  October 24th of this year marks 15 years of marriage to my wife “and 24 years since we first met”! Although our lives are wonderfully hectic right now, I wanted to take a moment and name the first 15 things that come to mind about why I love Suzanne Kellett Farr, and why I […]

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Aug 13
Thanks Mr. Williams
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  The first time I saw him perform it was clear that there was something wrong with him. And that was why I could not stop watching. Because there was something wrong with me as well, and this guy immediately struck me as a familiar, frantic soul. It was like his words could barely keep […]

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Aug 4

I really enjoy some of the writing and ironic humor in The Simpsons. One of my favorite episodes is from Season 11 and is titled “Days of Wine and D’oh’ses”. It focuses on Barney Gumble, who is well-known for his blatant abuse of alcohol on the show, and how he has decided to quit drinking […]

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