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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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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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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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Another 3:30 AM Morning

I don’t fight getting up this early any more. If my brain and body tell me to get up, I’ll get up. I slept until 6:30 until this morning because over the last few days, I took a muscle relaxer … Continue reading

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Gooble Gooble

If memory serves (not always a guarantee), I once told a bedtime story to my oldest son about a turkey who couldn’t gobble correctly, and he ended up saying “Gooble Gooble.” Then again, it could have been a duck who … Continue reading

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I’m a Resentful Egg (Sometimes)

This morning, I read an excellent article on Sobernation called “5 Daily Inventory Questions That Will Keep You Sober.” In particular, I resonated with the section on resentments and how dangerous they are.    I’ve spent a good portion of … Continue reading

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