Ed’s Meditations on Meth

Addiction Recovery, Criminal Justice Reform, and Other Topics

Smiles

Smiles

The mind is a wonderful servant, and a terrible master —Robin Sharma As I write this*, it's early Eastern Easter Sunday, in my childhood home in Massachusetts (*I’ve been using our current circumstances to write a blog or two ahead) Sun and son...

Endings/April

Endings/April

The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes —Marcel Proust Outside a front door of my childhood home—where, by dumb luck, I find myself staying, seemingly for the duration—the driveway asphalt gives...

Inspiration to Gratitude

Inspiration to Gratitude

NOTE: In these troubling times, I thought the following special edition of Meditations on Meth might help you ALSO: If you were kind enough to purchase a paperback version of my book, and haven't learned of the BIG MISTAKE that may affect you,...

BIG MISTAKE re My Book

BIG MISTAKE re My Book

"There's nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so" -Shakespeare If you were kind enough to purchase a paperback version of my book THANK YOU so much (If you have no interest whatsoever in my book, I completely understand: please disregard this...

Three Key “P-s” to Achieving Your Dream

Three Key “P-s” to Achieving Your Dream

You know something? It’s an odd time in our civilizations’s history—almost all spun sideways—to speak of achieving one’s dream Yet for me it happened! Yesterday, my book was published Shameless sales pitch: If you haven’t got your copy? please do...

News

News

Religion, perhaps more than any other single force, can sculpt the experience of illness.—Jerome Groopman M.D., God at the Bedside, New England Journal of Medicine, 2004 America has problems right now, and you can read/watch the terrible news—of...

Fools

Fools

I’ve recently taken to meditating in the snowy field behind my Massachusetts childhood home, folding myself into lotus position atop a bench... Wearing only shorts! The temperatures in the thirties, as part of my Wim Hof cold therapy I've iced my...

Distancing

Distancing

Greetings from Massachusetts! Where I'm using this (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to, in the words of my good friend Brian Skull, take advantage of this situation, before it takes advantage of me (Brian, in addition to being a solid...

Fear/Overcoming

Fear/Overcoming

“I do not fear death. I fear not to live fully”—Wim Hof What’s it like to face down your fear…and overcome it? (especially important in today’s world) On a sunny Saturday about a week ago, I rode shotgun, my good friend Mike behind the wheel…Mike...

Masks

Masks

A strange sight at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) last Thursday, 5 a.m. at the height of the virus scare My hand empty of a cup of my beloved coffee! The terminal devoid of the usual throng of soon-to-be airborne passengers Caffeine—my...