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My Reading List

This is the dresser next to my bed.  All of these books have been recommended to me in the last year and a half by therapists, teachers, and friends in recovery.  Most of them I haven’t read yet, but I’m happily working my way through the stacks.  And I say happily because reading has been    Read more

February 24th, 2016|3,326 Comments

How to Be Alone

One of my favorite AA sayings is that we alcoholics “want to be held while we isolate.”  I have also heard this described as being an extroverted introvert.  This describes me perfectly.  I pretty much crave entertainment and stimulation at all times, but at another level, I can only truly relax when I am alone    Read more

February 18th, 2016|8 Comments

Living it Up South of the Border!

Normal people often create “to-do” lists for typical daily tasks like shopping, picking up the laundry, gifts to purchase for Christmas, etc.  As an addict, I had my own “to-do” list.  The first three items on one list I remember were:  1) rob Walmart, 2) purchase stripper shoes, and then 3) get that stripper job!     Read more

January 16th, 2016|1 Comment

So Rehab Works Better Than I Thought…

When I was at the height of my drinking and using, I had a long-standing joke with my friend Paul that one of these days, Betty Ford is coming to get you in that white stretch limousine…  Watch yourself!  As if she was out driving around in her car, stalking unsuspecting drunks, and kidnapping them    Read more

December 4th, 2015|95 Comments

Things That Happened on I-5

I love to travel.  I guess most people do.  One of my favorite things in life is waking up in a new city, a new climate.  When I was 18, the summer after my my freshman year at UC San Diego, my mother bought me a 1982 Honda Accord with her tax return.  As a transplant    Read more

November 26th, 2015|765 Comments

Road Trip!

How many years has it been since I drove Hwy. 5 the day before Thanksgiving?   Probably since I was about 21, so that’s a few.  Thank Christ I can’t seem to sleep past 5:30 AM these days, so I was up and ready to go by 4:30 today.    Gorgeous clear night, full moon,    Read more

November 25th, 2015|7 Comments

Here’s to a Sober Holiday…

It’s a well-known fact that the holidays can be depressing–even for people who don’t struggle with addiction.  I think everyone gets to feel shitty about themselves at some point during the holidays.  But it still sucks when you’re the one who feels anxious, angry, inferior, sad or lonely.  The pervasive expectation that this is the    Read more

November 23rd, 2015|8 Comments

I’m a Social Drinker…

I am not one of those people who think no one should drink. If you enjoy your drinkies, by all means, I want you to have what you want and be happy. But because I’ve been sober for a long time, I often get asked, “Do YOU think I have a problem?” First thing you    Read more

November 10th, 2015|6 Comments