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Long weekend

It’s been a long weekend, starting on Friday afternoon. Laura was with me in my flat when I received a call from the inneffectual stand-in Supervisor of this sheltered housing complex (our lovely permanent Supervisor, Sandra, has been ill). 1,238 more words


Last year, though drug-riddled and ill, still she wanted to please me. She saw a vintage sewing machine – my favourite make – in the window of a charity shop. 726 more words


Give Thanks for Every Little Crumb

Don’t ever do this:  let yourself get into such a vulnerable, desperate condition with your health that you just rush to a doctor and do whatever he says…without researching the long term consequences.  575 more words

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Laura's birthday

I’ve had a fortnight of reading, copying, pasting, editing, and formating the best 150 poems I have written over the past two years; a manic race to complete an album of my verse, to give as a gift on my daughter, Laura’s birthday, two days ago. 380 more words

I've had an idea!

It’s 2.30am, and I should be in bed. I should leave this post for a time when I can express myself clearly, but I have to get it out there now. 722 more words

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and Welcome 2017.

The great, Concord Mass writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson said it well, ” The only person your are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” 175 more words



This is the first post of, “Recovery Isn’t For Wimps.” This post is really just a test to get some of the kinks out of the system. 44 more words

Addiction Recovery