On the phone, at a gas station, in our dreams
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Elli Miles Kade is the pseudonym of an author who lives in the South. She says both her kids are way smarter than she could ever hope to be.
I was lucky. I didn’t have a physical dependency on alcohol. I just drank to be like everyone else at the party. Faced with a choice between dying young in a tangle of smashed things or pulling it together to have a regular life, I chose the regular life. I traded living on the edge for just living.