I've neglected this blog; admittedly, somewhat on purpose. Yes, that's a lame cop-out statement but the "somewhat" applies to the 8 months or so I was slinging sandwiches in a MTO* kitchen inside one of those fabulous gas stations known for their high-end cuisine. It's critical to mention this was the most poorly operated kitchen … Continue reading Chronicles of Where-Are-Ya?
This is not an angry tirade, it’s a small chapter of my life that may help anyone else who has survived living with a narcissistic boyfriend. I can finally write about it, and I really miss writing in general and I’m feeling a bit rusty. Not writing is far worse for me than the usual … Continue reading So I Dated a Narcissist
*GUEST BLOG by Zoltan Buchan* I love a good hug. Who doesn’t? Is there any more human gesture than the simple embrace? Whether it’s to greet a much missed friend, comfort a child, express intimacy and affection with a lover, or share an explosion of mutual joy with a total stranger at a football … Continue reading Compulsory Hugs Are Meaningless
You've likely heard these terms before: Steppers, Non-Steppers, Ex-Steppers, 13 Steppers, Pro-AA, and Anti-AA. Each of these terms are divisive between only 2 worlds: The world of AA and those opposed to AA. What about everyone else? How do we educate the rest of the world fighting to end addiction about the problems in Alcoholics … Continue reading How to Save the Steppers (Outreach Goals)
I am Deathly Allergic to AA Lately I am remembering the perks of being in Alcoholics Anonymous. I was applauded for putting myself down and making critical comments about my poor decisions, which makes sharing at AA meetings eerily similar to stand-up comedy.As Al Franken, former comedian and U.S. Senator stated after the death of … Continue reading I’m Deathly Allergic to AA
A year ago, on August 19th, my mom died suddenly. And oddly enough, all I can only think of is how she would have reacted when Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall died. She'd say, "Oh my God, no." When she died, it felt unreal. Then, the Wizard of Oz song "Ding … Continue reading Life Goes On Anyway
*This is from a blog I wrote in 2012, i am reprinting it here today. I wrote this a month after leaving 12 step rehab--- feeling a bit shaken, but not stirred. * http://almighty-blogstars.blogspot.com/2012/02/slap-in-face.html A Slap In The Face Evidently, it doesn't seem to matter to drug and alcohol counselors that Alcoholics Anonymous virtually ignores … Continue reading A Slap in the Face