‘We dip our surgical instruments in it’ … 

Day 445. "In the hospital we dip our surgical instruments into alcohol because it kills everything it touches." --Dr. Michael Klaper Listening to a great series of podcasts around the topic of whole food plant based eating and lifestyle; a movement to help us get our health back - and stay healthy. Attaining and keeping an … Continue reading ‘We dip our surgical instruments in it’ … 

The Paddy’s cure …

Day 442. "Took a drop of pure to keep me heart from shrinking, That's the Paddy's cure when'er he's on for drinking" --- Rocky Road to Dublin Oops, meant to post this on St. Patrick's Day. Ireland is my adopted country. Where would I start about the relationship the Irish have with drink; and the … Continue reading The Paddy’s cure …

We can never know others struggles …

Day 440. "May your days be full of wonder may your nights be full of stars may you dance at every party and may you learn to love the scars" -- John Kilzer (R.I.P. March 12, 2019) Many years ago I worked at a label where John Kilzer was a then-new recording artist. The timing … Continue reading We can never know others struggles …

Have I ever pushed others to drink?

Day 439. Did I ever push someone to 'go on' and have a drink after they had said they didn't want one? I can't recall being that person. I sure hope I never was that person ... the one who gave grief to someone who wasn't drinking alcohol. It sure doesn't help those trying to … Continue reading Have I ever pushed others to drink?

Eats, shoots & leaves …

Day 437. Okay, first the jokey bit out of the way:  I write as part of my job (that isn't part of the joke ;-), and  I find great hilarity in punctuation jokes... What does a panda eat? He eats shoots & leaves. Suddenly, with a comma a panda becomes deadly!  This panda eats, shoots … Continue reading Eats, shoots & leaves …

Slip slidin’ away …

Day 436. "Slip slidin' away Slip slidin' away You know the nearer your destination The more you're slip slidin' away" -- Paul Simon I was reflecting on how drinking is like a slip 'n' slide (do you remember them?). Over the years I had slipped 'n' slided myself from social to self-medicating - to problem … Continue reading Slip slidin’ away …

Addiction cares not who you are …

Day 434. I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us — don't tell! They'd banish us, you know. How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog! -- Emily Dickinson Fame seems to be no protection … Continue reading Addiction cares not who you are …