JAIL (Part 3)

I've been locked up for 3 weeks now. I stay out of trouble for the most part.  I'm always respectful to the detention officers.  They're respectful back. I spend my time doing, well, nothing. There's nothing to do in hell. I'm either lying on my bunk thinking, sitting somewhere thinking, or walking laps around the pod thinking. …

Drug-Induced Psychosis?

I’m kneeling down in a dried up creek bed. I’m at Ironwood National Forest. The area above the creek bed slopes upward and is dense with trees.  Bare tree limbs with no leaves hang down everywhere making it very difficult to traverse up the slope. It’s a comfortable, quiet night, about 2-3 o'clock in the…

Below Rock Bottom

It's December 13, 2015.  I've just woken up freezing cold and laying on top of an old bookcase in my makeshift shelter in a secluded field.  I'm homeless.  I have no money, no phone, and no transportation.  I've lost everything in my life including my beautiful wife and 6 amazing children, my multi-million dollar business, all my income, close and dear friends, and my dream home.