I’ve created this blog to update people on the progress of my forthcoming memoir, and to further discuss several of the topics that come up throughout my writing and research. I have a bachelor’s degree in math education, but another passion of mine is to help open the eyes of the middle class. We need to stop pretending that things such as drug addiction, eating disorders, or lack of mental/emotional health, don’t have an enormous impact on our lives. Ignoring these issues will not protect us or our children.
I grew up in a nice middle class suburb. I was giving all the opportunities an average person could hope for. As a young adult, it was nearly impossible for me to recognize the advantages I had over the less fortunate. Easy access to medicine cabinets led to occasional pill popping. Months later, I’m snorting heroin, and telling myself it’s the same thing as the pills. Before I knew what hit me, I am a full blown addict; dropped out of school, jobless, homeless, and alone.
I was lucky to survive, and hope to prevent other from making the same mistakes. Through my education and life experience, I’ve come across many issues that the middle class doesn’t want to see. I plan to use this blog as a forum for the discussion of these topics. Also, occasional updates will be provided on the progress of ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ (TDDUP). Please follow to keep posted. A bimonthly email will notify you.
‘War Zone’ a chapter from TDDUP will appear in Inscape Magazine this coming April 2013. More information will be available as April approaches.
Illustrations by Ryan Herberholz. See more of his work at ryanherberholz.com
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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