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Oct.12.2013
October 12     Message with no Bottle     I found a note while I was cleaning the art cupboard.  It was written in my hand.  I don’t remember writing it, or thinking it for that matter.  The note said, “Total disregard for the survival of your soul” and I have no...
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Oct.10.2013
October 10     The First We   Before powerlessness can be dealt with, before unmanageability can be faced, it is imperative that the “WE” is embraced.  It is the first and last job of sobriety. Initially the human “we” is faced and finally the I and Thee, but the full spectrum...
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Oct.09.2013
October 9     The Problem with the Peter’s Principle   Is there a harsher lesson than learning that love is not the same as trust?  This is a fact all the more painful because it is true.  Affection is not the safeguard of sanctity.  I am learning to steel myself to...
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Oct.08.2013
October 8     Wasilla   I don’t appreciate those who wear ignorance as a fashion accessory, but then I have to work too hard, not to wear intolerance as a badge of courage, so what can I really say, while I’m on this topic, what kind of game is “Playing Dumb” where do we get with...
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Oct.07.2013
October 7     What Oliver Could not Know   One of the complications of being an orphan is not learning about the failings and foibles which visit themselves on all parents.  Living estranged from G-d has this same blind spot.  When you live with someone day in and day out...
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Oct.03.2013
October 3     Sackcloth   Tragedy is a tale unfinished.  Life is far longer than calamity can endure.  I will not give up, not even when hope is lost, for life carries forward; more is filled with optimism.  Threads break, but the fabric is woven still, flowing off the...
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Oct.01.2013
October 1     No Substitute for Fire   I wanted alcohol to do better for me than burning did.  I was constantly disappointed, yet I kept trying.  I was not to find pleasure in that bottle though I had no problem finding addiction there.  This is how I came to believe...
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Sep.29.2013
September 29     Kicks   New balance is more than a brand of sneakers.  New balance is a joyful revelation made possible through constant vigilance.  I am tap dancing into a vision, no more soft shoed wishfulness.  I can lift my feet knowing I can keep my up right...
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Sep.27.2013
September 27     One Street off Amory   Apology holds change at arms length.  Apology is the thing I was taught to wait for as a sign that things will improve, but apology is not a harbinger of change it is quite the opposite it is the guarantor of business as usual; no...
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Sep.24.2013
September 24     What is Dear?   I am angry that I was taught I must hold on for dear life instead of being taught that life is dear, but they couldn’t teach me what they didn’t know and couldn’t know what they had not discovered for themselves.  I wish I had learned earlier to...