Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

Writing Can Lead into Dark Places

Today, I found myself in a dark place. I had the whole morning to myself. I had nowhere to go. I had no one to see. No one was waiting on me to do anything. There were no fires to put out. Essentially, I had the morning off. That is a concept I still have […]

Coffee is a Recreational Drug

“I need coffee to get my brain working.” This type of talk is evidence of what brilliant and powerful people copywriters are. The advertising industry has managed to persuade an entire culture that it can function more effectively with caffeine in its system than without it—even though there is absolutely no factual basis for this […]

Addiction is the Key to Happiness

The words “addiction” and “happiness” may not seem to go terribly well together in the same sentence, but I’m not convinced that addiction is inherently a bad thing. Here’s how Merriam-Webster defines the word “addict” (in its verb form): “to devote or surrender (oneself) to something habitually or obsessively.” In our culture, the kind of […]

How and Why I Quit Smoking

A lot of people in Raleigh don’t know that I ever smoked. I quit for the first time in 2007 (right when I moved to Raleigh), and I was on and off the wagon until 2009. There was no big “aha” moment; the process was a set of gradual steps. At the foundation of the […]