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Rob Ford Was Two Years Sober When He Died

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

This Rabbit Hole Is Lovely, Dark and Deep

Facebook’s “On This Day” feature is a gratitude list that has already written itself

Shitty Deaths, Personalized

This week, writers wrote in and helped us complete this Inverse Pitching assignment from a couple weeks back: Name a celebrity overdose death or suicide that shook you the most. We paid them $50 for 50 words. Some went a little over 50 words. One person went under. We compiled them and Edith drew.

And Yet There Are No Demons

Why demons? Why not what's real?

Soundtrack for the Doomed: These Songs Feel Like Slips

Remember those songs that told you it's time to get home before the birds start chirping? So do we. It's either a fun exercise in gratitude or a slippery slope down memory lane so be careful. But if you'd like to participate in our next round-up please email us here: editors@thesmallbow.com

What Works For Others: New Routines for Cloudy, Eggshell Minds

Share a unique part of your recovery program. Is it yoga? Japanese flower arranging? Fencing? We're looking to compile a list of short 100-word capsules of non-12 Step, non-IOP ways you've chosen to enhance your life and heal yourself. The weirder the better! Email us at editors@thesmallbow.com Thanks

I’ll Ask Joe: How Do I Detach From The Ones I Loathe During The Holidays?

This holiday season, can you finally shut the door on the alcoholic or drug addict in your family?

When In Doubt, Always Take The Piss Test

A Scram anklet? A urine test? Anything to help a desperate father prove he's sober enough to be around his kids.

How To Suffer Better: What Does Freedom Mean To You?

This is the first of a multi-part series on how we drunks suffer differently. Sometimes the hard stuff is the best stuff, so smile and keep pushing that shit up the hill. Clancy Martin shows the way.