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The Peril of Good Things (from <i>Milkman</i>, Pt 2)

The Peril of Good Things (from Milkman, Pt 2)

I tried to…unravel the distortions, have her right mind restored to her. She said it was impossible, that it was perilous to focus on good things when there were bad things, all these bad things, she said, that could not be forgot. She said old dark things as well as new dark things had to […]

AA's Fourth Step: Unpacking the Boxes of Resentment and Love

AA's Fourth Step: Unpacking the Boxes of Resentment and Love

The following is taken from Chapter Four of Mockingbird’s most practical publication to date, Grace in Addiction: The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everybody. See pages 83-92. “Forgive everyone your sins.” – Jack Kerouac “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?…First […]

Marital Contempt, <i>Fargo</i> the Miniseries, and One-Way Love

Marital Contempt, Fargo the Miniseries, and One-Way Love

When my husband Josh and I were newly engaged we underwent a series of pre-marital counseling sessions with a therapist. While I wish I could tell you what I remember from that expensive experience, I cannot. We probably checked a mental box of “reassurance about us being okay” and moved on. Some weeks before our […]

If Someone Steps on Your Toe, Say, "Excuse Me": Resentment and Everyday Life

If Someone Steps on Your Toe, Say, "Excuse Me": Resentment and Everyday Life

Our weekly Breaking Bad post will be up tomorrow morning, but for now – addiction just can’t be put on hold. A story of resentments, forgiveness, meat-cleavers and self-reflection, from John Z.’s Grace in Addiction: “Imagine a guy named Gary and another guy named Levar. Gary and Levar are not great friends, but they are – […]