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etiquette

I have a lot of friends who are not alcoholics or who are not in recovery. Most of my friends are not. A lot of them ask me, or they did in the beginning, “Is the goal to drink in … Continue reading

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DUI

I remember shoveling mud out of a drainage ditch in an elementary school in Pacifica. It was part of the Sheriff’s Work Program that followed DUI school. I remember not trying very hard. I remember parking near the sheriff station … Continue reading

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is for

I made flyers for the blog: a photo and a URL and a quote. I thought I’d leave them at dedicated meeting places, maybe only outside my hometown. My friend suggested leaving them at bars. I said I didn’t want … Continue reading

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in between

One day last week, I was in the bathroom before a meeting. I washed my hands and fixed my hair. I saw myself and smiled. I got a rush of excitement. I was so glad to be there. That had … Continue reading

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Milan

I spent two weeks in Italy when I was 7 months sober. I saw the Vatican, the Trevi fountain, the River Arno sitting green and still in Florence. I was nervous about traveling. I thought about geographics, about how as … Continue reading

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Palm Springs

Earlier this week, I went to a meeting in Palm Springs.  I woke up and walked outside and it was a cold morning. Dry. The winds were strong, or they weren’t, but I noticed them like I don’t in the … Continue reading

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making it

A woman in a meeting the other night said that we’re not supposed to make it. Alcoholics and addicts – we’re not supposed to recover.  I like this thought. It drives me sometimes, reminds me how hard I have to … Continue reading

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