Orphan Only Child

I’ll never forget how I found my father after he died from alcohol poisoning. The image is seared into my brain and is even worse than picturing my frail mother in the hospital bed with…

Schizophrenia or Alcoholic Hallucinosis?

My dad’s drinking spiraled out of control quickly after my mom’s death. It started with the glass of whiskey after her funeral and progressed to him drinking throughout his bereavement leave. When I would go…

Empty bottle…again

After my mom died, my dad Joe and I were heartbroken. It felt like we had lost a piece of ourselves. At least, I thought, we had each other still. Little did I know that…

Cancer Sucks

I told you a bit about my parents Joe and Christine in my last post and what it was like for me growing up as an only child. I explained how my dad Joe had…