Sober in Vegas: Scotty’s Castle Flood Recovery Tour at Death Valley National Park

Death Valley is one of the most special places I've ever been. The vast, strange, quiet history of the desert is expansive. Every time we've been for a day trip or overnight, I've come home feeling replenished and restored. Well...almost every time. This past visit there was the great "food poisoning of 2018" event...but that … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Scotty’s Castle Flood Recovery Tour at Death Valley National Park

Sober in Vegas: Clark County Museum Part 2, the Indoor Exhibition Hall (and unrelated thoughts on Anger)

Not sure if it's that summer triple digit heat is ramping up or what, but I have been so cranky lately that I need to step back and take a breather. When I start to hear myself say something snarky or be rude to a stranger I've started just shutting my mouth mid-sentence and apologizing … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Clark County Museum Part 2, the Indoor Exhibition Hall (and unrelated thoughts on Anger)

Sober in Vegas: Springs Preserve Part 2, The Nevada State Museum

Do you ever have momentum in your sobriety where you're like, "I feel good! I feel great! It's happening! I like getting up in the morning! Hooray for life!" Only to wake up the next day feeling like, "I feel nothing except failure, self-hate, disappointment" And nothing even HAPPENED. The feeling just washes over you. … Continue reading Sober in Vegas: Springs Preserve Part 2, The Nevada State Museum