Category Archives: AA

Med Compliant

Since I’m on vacation, my schedule’s a little thrown-off. I’m sleeping later, which is nice, but I’m so accustomed to getting up early, making coffee and grabbing a bite to eat, and taking my medicine. If I don’t take my … Continue reading

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On Vacation

Whew…I just double-checked final grades for my classes to make sure everything looked okay before signing off on them. A week of grading seventy papers and projects, dealing with emails, and making sure I took care of all the end … Continue reading

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Transformation, Accountability, and 11 Months Sober

I didn’t want to go to a meeting yesterday morning, which is always a sure sign that I need to. I always get so much from meetings (especially at my new home group), but it’s easy to get lazy and … Continue reading

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Chairing an AA Meeting…in a Sanctuary

I was nervous but prepared to chair a meeting for the first time at my home group. As I drove to the meeting last night, I listened to Hozier’s “Take Me To Church,” (one of the many tracks in my … Continue reading

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Sober Thinking, Sober Living

I saw this image this morning when I (as I often do) Googled the word “sobriety” and clicked on images. It’s a quick and powerful way for me to get an instant head-check to remind me, as I heard on … Continue reading

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Further Steps Toward Normality…Or Something Like That

I realize that there’s no “normal,” exactly, but most of us in recovery would probably agree that are degrees of normal we prefer now to what passed for normal before we stopped drinking (or using). My normal night used to … Continue reading

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PAWS Still Has Claws

Not that I thought it didn’t, but I’ve had a fairly good run lately. I remember reading somewhere (and I heard it mentioned again on The Bubble Hour podcast) that PAWS symptoms can strike around 30 day marks, some of … Continue reading

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