Full Blue Moon Dementia

  Welcome to the year of the Mad Dog two thousand twenty—well maybe not, but when I see 2020 I can’t help but think back to when I was strung-out on heroin and I couldn’t score, or money was low, and I needed a quick economic high to cut the edge: Mogen David (Mad Dog)...
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    TSA Agent: “happy holidays.”Me: “um… do I know you?”TSA Agent: “well no, no you do not.”Me: “then why you wishing me happy holidays?”TSA Agent: “because it’s the customary thing to do.”Me: “so then you don’t really mean it?”TSA Agent: “well, I guess in your case, no, no I do not.”Me: “then why don’t...
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    America is experiencing one of its worst drug epidemics in history, and opiates are at the forefront. There are literally millions of Americans addicted to opiates, and according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health about 948,000 Americans reported using Heroin last year alone. Every week there are over 900 opiate-related...
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    Patrick O’Neil is the author of Gun, Needle, Spoon and is a contributing editor to Sensitive Skin Magazine. He works with Natashia Deon on the project Redeemed, helping rehabilitated felons work on receiving a possible pardon. In fact, O’Neil was pardoned by Governor Jerry Brown for his past felony convictions. Yeah, that’s so much fun to say. Enjoy the show.   Drinks...
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    Everyone at one time or another has been nervous or uncomfortable in social situations. Some have gotten unexplained shy when introduced to someone new, or become nervous when required to give a presentation, and others have experienced a sense of panic in a dense crowd. While all of the aforementioned moments can be...
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Being sad is a normal human emotion. It’s natural to feel despondent when someone you love dies or you’re dealing with life altering events such as an illness or divorce. While these challenges are never forgotten the subsequent emotional distress usually dissipates over a normal period of time. However, if your sadness is constant and...
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    “We’re building a platform for people who want to do better and be better than their past suggests. Criminal record clearing allows those who have completed their sentences and paid their debt, to move on as fully productive members of society without the stigma and shame of the past.”     Back This...
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    October 19th, 2012: Jim Ruland and Todd Taylor invited me to their Gorsky Press Podcast. I read the excerpt “Something’s Wrong” from my soon to be published memoir: Hold-Up. The book was in published in France (no I did not read in French) by the seminal “mauvais garçon” press, 13e Note Editions (which...
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Press To Play         Originally published in The Adulting Well Podcast, April (2019)      
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    On iTunes     On Spotify                 Originally published by Sensitive Skin Magazine, February (2019)      
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