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Bewildered and Bedeviled
He couldn't understand why he couldn't stop drinking
That day had started like all the other ones during those first weeks. I went to work. I worked. I came home.
I had a few hours before I had to pick up my estranged wife and our two kids from the train station. They were coming back from a spring break trip to New York. I considered going to one of those meetings, but decided to go for a run instead. So I ran. Then I went to the train station.
There was a wait, of course. Then the train arrived. By the time I got everyone home and started the drive across town to where I was living, it was probably a little after eleven. I...
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