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Two Lists (Part Two)

So here I am at 4:38 AM, drinking water, and staring rather blankly at the computer screen (well, I was until I began typing). My dog woke me up for a 3:30 AM pee break, and I was completely awake … Continue reading

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Two Lists

A while back, Time and the Bottle posted two interesting lists regarding drinking and sobriety. The first list was “What I Want from Sobriety” and the second was “What I Expect from Drinking.” On the eve of my one-year sobriety date, … Continue reading

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2016 – Sober, Active, Creative, Kind

S.A.C.K. – it’s not the world’s best acronym, but it’ll do. I couldn’t come up with just one word for the year, as some have done, but the four words sober, active, creative, represent how I want to live out … Continue reading

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Family + Holidays – Drinking…

…= not so bad. Not great, mind you, but it’s family. It’s not supposed to be all smooth sailing, with or without alcohol in the picture: I didn’t spend a week with my family (mother, father, brother and his daughter, and my … Continue reading

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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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On Not Panicking

Today is my 42nd birthday. For some, like me, that means this: I love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and want to re-read the whole series. How can you not like a book that contains a line like this? “For a … Continue reading

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