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Forum: The Notice Board 07-31-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 24,324
Posted By John_Casey_2014
"If you can't say something positive..." Oh,...

"If you can't say something positive..."

Oh, I don't know. I'm here for feedback of all persuasions, positive, negative, or indifferent.

The absolute last thing I want is a trophy just for...
Forum: Introductions 07-26-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
"Why Sober House? Why not Intoxicated House?" ...

"Why Sober House? Why not Intoxicated House?"

I'm not sure what you're asking. Are you being flip?

There are plenty of "intoxicated houses", They're called flop houses and crack houses. Or...
Forum: Contest Central 07-24-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Please Read: Contest - Fable
Views: 5,074
Posted By John_Casey_2014
A Fairy Tale

A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a beautiful fairy with wings of delicate golden gossamer, and all who saw her were mesmerized.

She frolicked among the lanes and byways, and all of the...
Forum: Fiction 07-23-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By John_Casey_2014
Some editing notes. 1. Since both dad and...

Some editing notes.

1. Since both dad and lad are both called Macy, you can't get away with calling either of them that. You should at the very least call one "the elder Macy" and the other "the...
Forum: Members' Feedback 07-23-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,707
Posted By John_Casey_2014
Aren't we all here for criticism?

I'm very grateful for the criticism, comments and suggestions I have received on my posts. But I don't understand why just about everybody seems to be overly apologetic about replies.

Aren't we...
Forum: Poetry 07-17-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By John_Casey_2014
Thank you for your feedback. I will standardize...

Thank you for your feedback. I will standardize the capitalization. However, I will defend those sentence fragments; I think the phrases more than stand up on their own in a poem.

It was...
Forum: Introductions 07-15-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
Ridiculously little, in exchange for "free"...

Ridiculously little, in exchange for "free" rent.
Forum: Introductions 07-15-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
Someone asked me what the job qualifications were...

Someone asked me what the job qualifications were for this job. I responded, "Are you good in an emergency? Can you clean up gallons of blood, and gallons of vomit?

Can you talk professionally...
Forum: Introductions 07-15-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
I'll have to work on not being a touchy newby. ...

I'll have to work on not being a touchy newby.

Tough crowd.
Forum: Introductions 07-15-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
Yes. But I think it's important to put...

Yes.

But I think it's important to put something of my own out there first, otherwise why would anybody bother paying attention to any comments I post?
Forum: Poetry 07-15-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By John_Casey_2014
November

You say you don't
like the weather.

That brief season from
the falling of the leaves
to the falling of the snow.

Come, my friend.
Put on a sweater
and some boots.
Forum: Members' Feedback 07-15-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,621
Posted By John_Casey_2014
No Fun With Font

When I joined and posted my introduction, I said to myself, "Oh that's nice, they have a wide selection of fonts available."

And then I went right to the Internet standard, Verdana.

As an...
Forum: Introductions 07-14-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
I'm less interested in a "potboiler" and I don't...

I'm less interested in a "potboiler" and I don't run the kind of place he's talking about. I wouldn't even if my state allowed it.
Forum: Introductions 07-13-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
"Mark" doesn't know. I'm covered by HIPAA...

"Mark" doesn't know. I'm covered by HIPAA regulations, so he's not identifiable. Neither is the house nor the location. Could be Vancouver, could be Florida.
Forum: Introductions 07-13-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
ProdigalSon: Oh, there's plenty of those places....

ProdigalSon: Oh, there's plenty of those places. No doubt about it.

But we don't pack them in here. The house has eight guys only. Residents start in a double room, right across the hall...
Forum: Introductions 07-13-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
"What do I write?" Non-fiction, the stories...

"What do I write?"

Non-fiction, the stories of running a house full of addicts in recovery.

The first post will be "Mark's Story", and I'll be asking for your feedback on it.
Forum: Introductions 07-13-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
"Are you a writer?"

Isn't that what we're all here to find out?
Forum: Introductions 07-12-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By John_Casey_2014
The Sober House Manager

I have been the manager of a Sober House for the past seven years.

A Sober House is the last step for an addict in recovery, after detox, a treatment center, and then a half-way house. A sober...
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