Category Archives: post-acute withdrawal syndrome

Triggered By Tennessee

Williams, that is. Specifically, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I’m not terribly surprised, really. It’s been quite a while since I’ve read or seen the Paul Newman/Elizabeth Taylor film, which I love. We’re studying drama in my lit class, and … 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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Eight Months

Wow. Eight months, people. Hang on, that calls for another cup of coffee…talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic: a jellybean is neither made of jelly nor is it a bean. Discuss. Now, where was I? Ah, eight months. … Continue reading

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Looking Myself In The Eye (Or Not)

Long before I started drinking, I had a hard time looking at myself in a mirror. I didn’t like what I saw…ever. If I had to look in the mirror to fix my hair or something, I’d squint. If I had my … Continue reading

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Six Months

Six months. 181 days. 4356 hours, 261417, and 156685075 seconds without drinking alcohol as of this writing on July 5, 2015, as I ride back with my family to Georgia from Florida. I did pretty well over the weekend and … Continue reading

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The Power of the Unplanned Meeting

I started back to work this week, but we don’t start classes until June 1, so the campus is blessedly quiet. I work steadily through the day, writing and editing and tweaking my syllabi and plans for the semester, and … Continue reading

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Need Some Energy Tanks

As some of you know, I’m a teacher. After toiling in the public school system and a three-year stint in an alternative school, I moved up to the technical college level. My job doesn’t require as much energy as public … Continue reading

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