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Towanda Knows my Secret - Chapter 4

Towanda Knows my Secret – Chapter 4

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Odd, all these years, up and around these parts, I never noticed the church.  I had heard there was a food pantry.  I had inquired about the ‘free’ meals.  I came very close to needing the services given out to the needy.  Who knows, I may still need them,  again, at some point.

I say,’odd’ because the Unitarian church happens to be the place to be.  That is if you are in need of needs.  

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Summer in Sobriety, Down by the Pool

Summer in Sobriety, Down by the Pool

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My friend was telling me about a woman she had recently met. This woman was newly sober, just a couple weeks in. She was concerned that summer was around the block. Her husband and her were renowned for their pool parties, and she was worried that if they did not serve alcohol, no one would come. Two weeks sober and she’s are worried about pool parties? I would have laughed if I hadn’t known she…

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Lydia: Day 27

Lydia: Day 28

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Lydia did not know how it had happened. Well, she knew how it had happened, and yet she did not know how it happened. She knew the steps, knew the exact actions that led to her lying in a crumpled mass on the kitchen floor. What she did not know was how a seemingly innocent day could turn so quickly into a nightmare…

As part of her general dissatisfaction with her life, Lydia had started to…

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The Most Satisfactory Years of [Our] Existence Lie Ahead.
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A couple of years ago, through a series of unusual events, I found myself swimming along with my aunt in the sea off the coast of Cancun. My aunt, the wife of a Lutheran minister, is an incredible woman of natural spirituality and grace. So, we were bobbing along in the ocean, talking about life when she said, “It must be interesting to have a relationship where from the beginning, you each knew…

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Sometimes, It's One Thought at a Time

Sometimes, It’s One Thought at a Time

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I’ve been up in my head a lot this week. I can’t help it really. There’s been a lot going on. Every time I try to combat one errant thought or emotion, another one crops up. It’s like the Whack-A-Mole of the dysfunction. Fear. Bam! Insecurity. Bam! Economic worries. Bam!

But as I sit here, I know all these things I am feeling and thinking are not real. They are manifestations of powerlessness and…

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5 Ways for AAs to Stay Sane Over the Holidays

5 Ways for AAs to Stay Sane Over the Holidays

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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. Next week is Thanksgiving and it officially marks the beginning of yet another holiday season. The holidays are a stress-filled time with obstacles and pitfalls. In light of that, I decided to take a moment to write down…

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