Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tell me about being a functional alcoholic.

I have found the term ‘functional alcoholic’ bristle me a bit. It keeps digging into my skin a bit every time I hear it. The reason why and it is something I said earlier, “I feel like a fraud.” Why … Continue reading

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Ice cream, you scream addicts scream for ice cream…

Seriously? I just typed that subject line. First of all, I really don’t like the ice cream man. Growing up we’d run for the truck. WE ALL DID. There was something so exciting about the chase. No matter where you … Continue reading

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From denial to descent and moderation, medicines and my mortal coil

I am owning this one. This mortal coil that I designed myself around alcohol. Shakespeare wrote in 1600 (Hamlet) about shuffling off this mortal coil. He basically meant to die, but Hamlet was tormented in life and spirit and suicidal and … Continue reading

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I forgot why I forgot why I am here. The built-in-forgetters.

This is day 47 for me and I almost didn’t make it past Day 46. I am challenged by overload right now and a bit of denial seeping in. With that, I have a bit of boredom and a bit … Continue reading

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The First 30 Days – finally.

What does really happen during the 1st 30 days of sobriety? It depends. THAT is a stock answer for conditions that otherwise can vary. In this case, from person to person and degree of damage to our physical being and where our … Continue reading

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It starts with a commitment and a letter…

  8/31/2015 Dearest Alcohol, I am sad to tell you that you can no longer be my BFF (best friend forever). You have gone from being the best and most loving partner to the worst booty call. I have reduced … Continue reading

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