Next Steps for Dennis on the Run

I have been sick since early April. It has not been fun. It started with a chest cold, that turned into a sinus cold that turned into a sinus infection. I have been coughing the entire month. My core and ribs are sore from coughing. My nose is raw and peeling from blowing into a […]

I didn’t know

“I didn’t know.” “I wish I knew you were struggling.” “I did not realize your pain (…) and I wish I could have been more supportive.” These are common things I have heard since sharing my drinking problems in Run For Your Life. People did not know that I was suffering. I was successful at […]

The frustration of being sick!

Every three or four years, in the spring, I get really sick. It is usually bronchitis that hits me hard and hangs around for weeks. The last time it happened, I ended up in emergency, and took short term leave from my job. It is not fun! I cough non-stop for weeks. My lungs are […]

Turning 52!

Every year seems to bring new milestones these days. I do not remember having so many different milestones to track in previous years. I mean, sure, we all plan to have big birthday parties when we hit the various century milestones. In recent years, well actually, since I got myself sober, I seem to be […]

One week later

Run For Your Life – Lessons Learned From Going the Distance launched on Friday, March 15, 2024. Hundreds of books are in the hands of readers! Soon, I’ll be able to say over 1,000 copies sold! If you have not picked up your copy yet, here is my Amazon affiliate link:https://amzn.to/4a7M2Eh So, how was my […]

Lessons Learned From Going the Distance

Run For Your Life – Lessons Learned From Going the Distance launched on Friday, March 15, 2024. I am a published author and so very proud! Here is my affiliate link if you haven’t bought your copy yet:https://amzn.to/3VoP6az For lack of a better word, I am in the hangover stage of the launch. I am […]

Launch Day

It is here…finally! It is launch day! Here is my affiliate link. Each purchase will help support my writing and blogging efforts.https://amzn.to/43hBlfv Run For Your Life – Lessons Learned From Going the Distance. I am a published author. I am an author! I took my blogging and elevated my writing into a chapter in a […]

Writing Updates

The first two months of 2024 have been tough and at the same time pretty exciting so far. My wife continues to deal with rehabbing her shoulder and recovering from a large blood clot in her lung. It has been a really tough time for our family as we deal with this situation. We really […]

Happy 2024!

Yikes~! My last blog post was December 18 for my 3-year sobriety celebration. It’s been over a month. A lot has happened since then. It’s been a cold start to 2024 in my part of the world! Edmonton hit lows in the -40C to -50C temperatures for 2 weeks straight. -40C is the point where […]

3 years sober

Wow! 3 years sober. That’s amazing! It’s definitely worth celebrating. I’m so proud of myself. One day at a time = 3 years! But, even with a big milestone today is just another day and unfortunately life has been pretty crazy. My last blog was October 30. That seems so far away. You can read […]