"Twenty years of drinking had distanced me so far from reality that I might as well have been a character in one of the books I hadn’t written yet.
I'm honestly no expert, but I do understand the slow corrosion of addiction. I understand how it works quietly, like water damage within the walls of your life. And if I can unwind 20 years of drunken disaster, anyone can."
I have no idea how you ended up at this corner of the Internet, but I really appreciate that you're here. It's certainly taken me a long time to get here, which is to say that it's taken me an absurdly long time to become a human being rather than a human wrecking ball.
I'm a married father of three (Elliott, Oliver and Mallory) who unevenly divides his time between family, writing, producing a podcast and running a small book imprint. Most of what you'll see here is me trying to give back to people who are suffering and struggling with addiction. Recovery (and helping others find it) is my one true passion in life and I have lots of people to thank for helping me find sobriety.
I created the podcast Drop the Needle, a show that's essentially like NPR's All Songs Considered, but geared toward the recovery community. My co-hosts are my good friends Mike Verlie (whom I met in treatment) and Sean Golden (an all-around music expert). I've also written for The Fix, AfterParty Magazine, InRecovery, Genius Network, and The Literary Review, among others.
I'm also the author of the recovery memoir Bottleneck (East Shoreway Recovery) and Mohawk (Paradigm Press). My next book Signal Loss/Frequency Gain is due out in April 2019. Currently, I am developing a web series and working on a novel.