Time to Take Off The Mask

August 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

“Hold still!” my mother half begged, grabbing my arm as she performed a sort of backward shimmy in order to snap my picture with her new Polaroid Instamatic. I fidgeted [...]

Teaching & Restoring Hope: My Life Purpose

June 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

On a cold January day in 1976, a baby girl was born six weeks early.  I weighed a whopping four pounds.  No one expected me to live, but I did.  At twenty two months, I [...]

Story of my Life is Love

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

I answered the phone to hear my mother announce, “John’s life is over.” No hellos or lead-in to the conversation, just a calm matter-of-fact tone, “John is [...]

Beer Blocked a Relationship with my Dad

June 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

The legal drinking age was 18 when I grew up, the DWI laws were much more relaxed and  I remember going to the local drug store when I was 16 to buy my dad a case of beer [...]

Two Drinks are my Liquid Xanax

May 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

The first time I had sex I was drunk.  I was 15 and had two wine coolers – THE drink in the 80’s. I had just met the young man who would deflower me a few hours earlier. [...]

The Worst Part of Divorce is the Waiting

May 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

KSS would like to thank Abra Mim’s for sharing her journey through divorce. This is Abra’s last column discussing her divorce, but keep an eye out for more of her [...]

Alcohol: My Love of the Bottle

May 13, 2016 // 4 Comments

Consuming alcohol is like a sexual experience for me. My heartbeat rises, my face flushes, my inhibitions melt. They are one and the same, and they often go hand in hand. [...]
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