The Intersection of Failure and Resilience

I was recently asked how I was able to pass the Texas Bar Exam(finally) while also struggling with cocaine addiction and Alcohol Use Disorder(alcoholism). Here is my answer.

Recovery Rocks

The spring 1986, I walked out the doors of the University of the Pittsburgh School of Law swearing never to return. That may be a familiar sentiment of law students at many schools, but for me, I carried more than a degree. There was the baggage of alcoholism, two eating disorders, and major depressive episodes. […]

As Sick As Our Secrets

My friend thought his physical problems were the side effects of our cocaine and alcohol binges. He was wrong.

Sobriety at 60

I’m now sixty years old. Where the hell did all the years go?