Word Of The Year

I haven’t done a “word of the year” in about six or seven years. I think the last time I did it, it was here on Message In A Bottle.    But there is a word that keeps popping up for me lately. It’s been a hell of a year, in terms of growth and…

Books Giveaway

Well good day, fine folks! It feels weird but comforting to be writing here in the blog again. I tend to have other outlets these days – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest…with videos, content, etc. So being here is like slipping on comfortable shoes! But I felt compelled to involve my old posse here. Not…

The New Buzzkill Website Is Up

Just a quick drive-by of sorts (or blog-by?) Wanted to announce that the new Buzzkill website is up and running. It contains all the episodes of Buzzkill Pod in one place, PLUS: Resources websites blogs (check it out – some of you are in there! It’s just a start though, so I am sure I…

Message In A Bottle – 2014 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many…

My Secret Charm

Once again I am honoured to be a guest on The Holistic Wayfarer’s stunning and compelling blog, A Holistic Journey. She has proven to be a wonderful host and friend, and I can never say no to that dynamic combination! I want to thank her for her hospitality and generosity in allowing me to share…

Bedtime Tale – The Lone Wolf

When my oldest son was a baby, we used to read him bedtime tales.  Simple, repetitive, quick books to read.  While we tired of them quickly, he was endlessly fascinated by the zesty words, the radiant pictures, the playful inflection in our voices as we tried to razzle dazzle him with these little stories.  He…

How Alcohol Saved My Life

I know, strange to say on a recovery blog, but bear with me. Let me state off the top that alcohol in any way, shape or form right now would kick in my physical cravings and mental obsession.  There is no doubt in my mind about that.  If I were to swig any alcohol in…

Life in 6 Songs: Vol. 21 (Maedez and Paul)

I’m thrilled to near-death (I can’t die yet because my will isn’t up to date) to be a part of the ever popular music party at Running On Sober’s “Life In Six Songs”. It’s a mosh pit of killer tracks and groovy stories by fantastic bloggers who share their life in six (okay, seven) tracks….

Terminally Unique

Originally posted on A Holistic Journey:
I always had a secret mission. In it, I took notes on the Earthlings and reported all findings to the mothership. The assignment seemed simple enough, but it was a long, lonely ordeal. You see, living as an imposter wasn’t for the weak-minded. To do what I needed to…