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Language of Recovery

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

“Hi, my name is Bruce and I’m an alcoholic and an addict.” That’s the way one introduces oneself at a meeting. Occasionally, I find it necessary (and entertaining) to add, “and I’m a recovering drama queen.” We say these things at meetings to remind ourselves of who and what we are, and what will become […]

Yee haa!

Friday, September 17th, 2004

He’s gonna call me for lunch this week. And I have to have some way to refer to him, so let’s call him Web Boy. I can’t tell you how I agonized over this all week. Business alone was borderline overwhelming—the entire week was eaten by the locusts of marketing—and yet Web Boy was never […]

Thirteenth Step

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Most everyone has at least passing knowledge of the 12 Steps of AA. Those of us in the program also know of another—the 13th. What is the 13th step? Why not come my apartment after the meeting and I’ll show you… Newcomers need to very wary of the 13th step. Relationships are a big part […]