“You okay, budder?” are words that our dog, Lambeau, has heard many times in his life.
Some issues permeate society without regard to who you are or where you come from. Opioid addiction is one of those issues.
Keep it simple and safe Dear Dave,
You may have seen my first column as the new writer of the Gasper Gabble in last week’s edition. Since then, everything and nothing has changed. The alternate reality myself and my family are living in will never be fully settled into.
In the past week, I have entered an alternate reality.
Dear Dave,

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