Category Archives: addiction

Blinded

April 27 Blinded Alcoholism hits me like a kind of blindness.  I stagger through the living room cursing anyone who changes familiar placement or published timetables. Just like every aspect of this disease, shocked sightlessness, is mine to deal with.  … Continue reading

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What is at the eye of the storm?

July 6     What is at the Eye of the Storm?     Serenity is the alignment of three knowledges 1. Knowing that I am not without skill, talent, gifts. 2. Knowing that I am not without community, connection, … Continue reading

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Anything is Possible

June 26   ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE     Just because the crows fly away when I arrive doesn’t mean they are afraid, but they might be.  The obvious answers are usually the correct ones; I must leave room for the … Continue reading

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Inventory

June 22   INVENTORY   “When you say ‘self’ who ever do you mean?” asked my sponsor.  “Do you mean the lovely velvet child or the facade you built to show others?” “Well, I wish I could answer you, I … Continue reading

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The Palmist

June 20   THE PALMIST     Last night I had a silly dream.  I was in a tent at a carnival and the woman across the table held my hand so dear, looked into my eyes and said, “Today … Continue reading

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The Bear

June 16   THE BEAR   Living with my disease is like having a sleeping bear in the house.  I knew it was there, could hear it snore.  I never felt comfortable or able to turn my back on it … Continue reading

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Doll

June 5   DOLL   “Why is your face all red?” asked my sponsor. “I didn’t get my way,” I responded. “And this crimson appearance is the result?” “You see that it is.  I was very careful about what I … Continue reading

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