Show 666, “The number of the beast!” While I don’t fear a number, I know this number has some weighty baggage that I do not discount. I decided to take the opportunity to hit some hard things head on. Recent headlines cited, “The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs, and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since federal data collection started in 1999.” I posted this on Facebook and asked…”Why? What’s your take on why this tragedy continues to increase by about 4% per year?” The responses were profound and hit on things like disconnection, hope, social media, relationships, health, higher power, opioids, a breakdown of the family, isolation, self-image, loss of identity, tolerance, and love. And the question or belief of…is there an enemy? The devil? Corporate greed? Is anything at work against you? Sounds negative, doesn’t it. But knowing what you are up against is necessary in order to come out on top. That’s the focus of this show.