It rubs me the wrong way to characterize him as having recovered from a 'cocaine addiction'. He plainly calls himself a former crack addict in his book and many other interviews. Are we making no distinction these days (I suppose it is fair if that is the case- I am aware that they are just different forms of the same… » 2/12/15 11:23pm 2/12/15 11:23pm

My husband moved us from Chicago to LA in July for his job, taking me away from a PhD program I was close to finishing (I'm working on a dissertation). By the time I got there in September (after he'd kindly dropped me off in Ohio so I could see my family for a month before I came out there to live), he'd already… » 12/19/13 8:33pm 12/19/13 8:33pm

The sad thing is, we don't really have many facilities set up for rehabilitation of anything but addictions. This woman evidently does have substance abuse issues, but it would be nice if rehabilitation for non-substance abuse issues existed widely so we could being to move away from a completely punitive system. » 12/17/13 9:41am 12/17/13 9:41am

Please don't tell me there is something about him being a womanizer or general jerk toward ladies that will come out now that he has passed away. I really, really hate when that happens with a public figure I admire. And it happens more often than I'd like. » 12/06/13 6:09pm 12/06/13 6:09pm