Reflections on being sober from alcohol for 4 years (video)

Instagram : @peterdagnes I speak about my experience with abusing alcohol and getting into many dangerous situations, going to the depths of depression, sadness, isolation, and the experience of being sober now for 4 and a half years. I speak about the perspective I have gained from sobriety. Why is the consumption of the drug… Read More Reflections on being sober from alcohol for 4 years (video)

A Book is a friend to the maniacs in my mind

It’s an odd feeling, having a closer relationship with words on a page, than most people. Fiction and narrative non-fiction make up the the majority of my mind’s diet.  Conversation with other humans lags behind the same way I neglect nutritious vegetables at the dinner table. I ingest other author’s writings and feast sumptuously on the nourishment provided by their labor. I write, to reciprocate these… Read More A Book is a friend to the maniacs in my mind

Teaching English in Spain-A Day in the Life, and drunk daydreams

I’ve gotten used to playing the part of the inconsiderate, able bodied asshole who takes the handicapped seat in the front of the city bus.  My feet still haven’t healed from the Camino de Santiago.  I think there has been nerve damage, but they don’t know that. There’s no boot or brace.  10 or 15… Read More Teaching English in Spain-A Day in the Life, and drunk daydreams

Apartment hunting and hostels/ “I’m taking it easy tonight”- My 10th day in Madrid,Spain

I see universes, loves, achievements, like a projector up on the wall in my mind’s eye. The coveting of my peer’s lives and indulging of my day-dream fantasies keep me paralyzed. Having a foot injury has left my mind in the form of marinated stew, boiled until its liquefied mush and no solids remain. It starts… Read More Apartment hunting and hostels/ “I’m taking it easy tonight”- My 10th day in Madrid,Spain