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There’s a First Time for Everything, I Guess…

I got to experience a first this weekend. On my ride yesterday, as I was trudging up Soquel – San Jose Road, I felt something bounce off my helmet and into my arms. Some a-hole in a jeep decided it … Continue reading

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Has it been 19 years already?

19 years ago today, I walked – nervously and propelled by blackmail – into my first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous. If I’d known then how much it would change my life for the better, I think I would have found … Continue reading

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Meeting!

I actually went to an in-person NA meeting this evening. I’ve been meaning to go for quite a while now, but haven’t quite made it. I did find the Northern California NA Region website the other day and ordered the … Continue reading

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Burning Man

One of my closest friends went to Burning Man this year.  It was his second trip.  The more I see of the sights, the more interested I am in going. The only problem is that, in his words, “Alcohol flows … Continue reading

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So THAT’S my problem, huh?

I went to an NA meeting last night – my first in quite some time. I sat down, shut up, and listened. It’s what I need to do these days, I think. After the meeting, I started talking to one … Continue reading

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re: My Life and Bars That Pretend to be Restaurants

I noticed that I posted an edit in this post from yesterday saying I’d post a follow-up today. I really don’t feel like posting said follow-up right now, but I do have a few things to add. I haven’t stayed … Continue reading

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What a way to keep my friends…

So this afternoon I was invited to dinner with some friends of mine. I got the name of the place and didn’t think much of it when I mentioned it to a coworker (I had to work today) and they … Continue reading

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Just For Today…

Just for today, I am clean and sober. Just for today I have had the joy of waking up without the overwhelming need to take something to make myself better. Just for today, I am. Today I celebrate twelve years … Continue reading

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Another Year, One Day At A Time

Yes, today I had the pleasure of waking up clean and sober. I’ve done it one day at a time for the last eleven years as of today. It hasn’t always been fun or easy, but it’s been well worth … Continue reading

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