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5 Ways for AAs to Stay Sane Over the Holidays

A man I have come to respect, George G., always says, “Alcoholism is a threefold disease: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.” It makes me smile just thinking about it. 1,005 more words


Climbing into Thanksgiving Skin

Around the Thanksgiving table one year, my guy, our two teenaged children, and my visiting father stared at me with wide eyes as I insisted that we take turns listing what we were thankful for.  415 more words

Mother, Bane of My Existence

That awkward moment when someone finds out I haven’t spoken to my mother in three years.  How could you not talk to your mother?  She gave birth to you?  967 more words


November 20, 2014 (this day)

I’ve been terribly busy, bingeing on Sims.  Neglecting what I should do, which is mostly get ready for Thanksgiving.  My mother gets here Monday night, my daughter some time after that.  196 more words

Alcoholics Anonymous

I was in love with a recovering addict, or how al-anon can benefit everyone

“Facebook keeps suggesting my ex”


“Yeah, it’s a picture with him and his new girlfriend.  At least I’m prettier than her” 

I didn’t think much of this exchange at the time, but now it speaks volumes.   2,415 more words


The War on Addiction

Breaking any addiction is hard work. There’s always a period when your body and mind fight back, and you doubt your reasoning for quitting in the first place. 571 more words


Non-Political Poem

New Constitution

We haven’t any British to fight today.

The sun comes up on the land, moon
on the other, hours separate time an
illusion alluding to Einstein’s relativity… 204 more words