The Small Bow

What’s the Point of Truth If It Destroys Hope?

Rob Ford, Gawker, Hulk Hogan, and the truth about everything and nothing whatsoever.

Nobody’s Around: Recovering During The Coronavirus

Sober people struggle differently with social distance and recovery programs are being affected. Some of our readers share their stories. If you'd like to participate, hit us up here: editors AT thesmallbow DOT com.

Each Calamity Is Met With Greater Confidence

What does 35 years of sobriety feel like? Was getting sober during the height of 80's Hollywood excess difficult? Let's find out.

These Damn Devices Will Poison Us All

Most people waste time on social media to talk to high school friends or yell about politics or self-promote for business purposes. But then there's the other, dark half of those people. Our readers anonymously share their shameful online habits they just can't shake. Hold on to your jaws. 

Why Aren’t You Dead?

Phew. Thank God you're still alive. And if some of you are still out there goin' hard, try to be safer. Know your surroundings. Reduce harm. Try Antabuse, maybe? Take an Uber. Carry some Narcan. Do Kundalini yoga. Whatever whenever. You never know when you've gone too far. Here are some lucky SOB's who lived to tell these tales.

I Love Feeling Alive

Here’s an interview with Justin Power. As far as cults go, CrossFit is probably neck and neck with AA. (Just kidding, just kidding.) Walk through the pain to heal the pain.

New Year, Same Fear: A Recovery Reboot

Resolutions about recovery have more meaning. They're also the hardest to keep. It's cool to start jogging, but our contributors are trying to save their mortal souls.

A Gratitude List for People Who Are All ‘Eh’ About the Word “Gratitude”

What if gratitude isn't a hot look for you? It's okay to be thankful for things that matter only to you.