I’m at a loss …

Day 511. See what you lost when you left this world, this sweet old world ---Lucinda Williams I've received word that a mensch (yiddish for one of the good guys) has died. I knew him for many years - though we'd lost touch. He died 'suddenly' -- which is society's code word for suicide. We … Continue reading I’m at a loss …

One day at a time?

Day 510. To count the sober days, or not count the sober days ... that is the question. A recent Sober Courage post asked people if they will always count the days of sobriety, or did they stop at some point - and at what point was that? Answers were varied, some stopped at a … Continue reading One day at a time?

Be More You …

Day 509. "Can you see the real me?" --Pete Townshend This article¬†on your authentic self got me thinking about how untethered from my authentic self I had become in the final haze of drinking. It was a toxic brew of wine and an abusive relationship¬† - though the booze is what kept me waaaay down … Continue reading Be More You …

Dawn is a feeling …

Day 508. People in the early throes of sobriety always mention the sheer joy of waking up fresh and without a hangover. And it is incredible. Here's another thing - getting up early and having a jump on the day before everyone else. I always was an early bird; though my hangovers over the last … Continue reading Dawn is a feeling …

Things we said today …

Day 506. "Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say" --Mitch Albom* This quote reached out and grabbed me by the lapels - shaking me out of my revery of regret. I pondered this awhile. How much of what I've said over the years - most likely in times of trauma, do I regret … Continue reading Things we said today …

The hilarity of liver damage …

Day 505. I have a new-found sensitivity to how society normalizes over-drinking by making it all so jokey. This advertisement popped up in my Facebook and illustrates my point. 'Shut up liver, you're fine'. Now, I think I have a super duper sense of humor, but this screams out that we KNOW what alcohol does, … Continue reading The hilarity of liver damage …

We can be heroes …

Day 504. "We can be heroes just for one day --David Bowie/Brian Eno Every day, be your own hero ... saving yourself from unhealthy choices, bad choices - life-destroying choices. Stop hangovers in their tracks! Kapow! Boom! Be inspired by music ... Have a special list on your favorite platform, Spotify - whatever, and compile … Continue reading We can be heroes …