I recognize that the words I tend to write are not encouraging in the traditional way of being encouraging. I have no solace to offer the world, no words of comfort. I have no consolation, relief, or any real, tangible succor. What I have to offer is the truth of my own experience. The truth […]

It’s taken me a month, but I am finally writing a post in response to my nomination for the Liebster Award. Thanks to Lavender and Levity for the nomination! The Liebster Award is an ongoing blogger award for new bloggers and bloggers with a small following (like me!). It’s a bit like a chain-letter award, […]

In AA we have this phrase we use, sometimes we refer to “the gift of desperation.” Meaning, that point of being so desperate that we were finally willing to do whatever it took to make changes, to try something new, to get better. It is the gift of desperation that brings us into the rooms […]

One day it was summer, and the next day it was fall. The season transition was very abrupt this year. But apparently the weather is trying to bring summer back for an encore this week, ’cause it looks to be in the 80s again. That said, it’s autumn folks, and I am embracing it! Last […]


In the AA meetings that I have been attending lately, I seem to be hearing again and again about friends or friends of friends relapsing. Either this is happening more than usual, or I am more in tune to it than normal. When I hear that a close friend has relapsed, there is a brief […]

A REFLECTION ON BEING FOUR YEARS SOBER                   Yesterday I celebrated four years sober. I spent the days leading up to it, and even much of the day itself, thinking, “I don’t want to be sober today.”  Really, I do want to be sober. What I don’t […]