Trust Fund

“Trust is like an eraser; it gets smaller and smaller with every mistake.” – Unknown If there was something I could say I ripped away the most from everyone in my alcoholism, the thing I trampled on the most, the one very thing that I corroded away in the midst of and at the end…

Sweep, Sweep, Sweep

    I was on Lisa Neumann’s Sober Identity website yesterday and threw my hat in the ring to do her “I Want to Achieve” Achievements Board “challenge”.  I chose the above.  It’s a piece from the one and only Yoko Ono (I realize the double negative in her instructions…I have waived that off as…

Full Of It – My Days As A Hoarder

I don’t watch much TV.  In fact, I rarely watch it – I find my time gravitating towards on-line activities, so an hour of Angry Birds Star Wars and viewing bad 80’s music videos on YouTube constitutes R&R for me these days.  But I had a chance to watch Hoarders last night.  Hoarders, of course, is…

Marked Man

Many years ago, I took the plunge into taking a writing course at the local university.  Night school stuff.  I was hesitant and frightened silly to get into a real writer’s course, so I took the one class that I thought was the equivalent of wearing water wings.   It was a creative non-fiction class.  Sounded good….

The Place Where I Met Myself

  I rode down the snowy streets, my bike navigating through the slush, reflecting on another day at work, going home.  It was late, the temperature had dipped below zero long before the sun went down and I was looking forward to a snack and a warm couch.  As I hit the halfway point of…

My Story is a Complete Lie

I have a tendency to get hooked onto a certain AA speaker for a while, and to ride their message until I have practically absorbed it into my pores and I am saturated.  Joe and Charlie, Don P, Chris R, Myers R, Don C, etc. are all legends to me.  And that’s just a tiny segment of…

A God of Forgiveness

Step 3 I was in a big book meeting last night and a gentleman shared something that stayed with me long after the meeting ended. He told us that it took him 11 years to get his one year medallion.  Reason being that he was not able to forgive himself for all the things that…