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Is Jeff Sessions Evil?

Is Attorney General Jeff Sessions evil? Probably not. I just happened to disagree with just about everything he does, thinks, says, or writes. That doesn’t make him evil, even if it is currently fashionable to demonize people one disagrees with. Is United States drug policy evil? Absolutely! And before you think I’m about to go […]

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About that recovery…

So, about this recovery thing… When I first started this blog a year ago, I was nearing the completion of my Masters in Addiction Studies.  I figured that a graduate degree, along with 24 years of long-term recovery qualified me to make some observations about recovery.  Most of my observations were pretty critical: the cult […]

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Doom Charts for October 2017

Originally posted on Doom Charts:
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~ L. M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) Autumn has begun, steadily building its strength for the annual reckoning of Summer.  October brings transition, in the color of trees, the chilled weather, a thickening wardrobe.  Samhain has come…

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Doom Charts for September 2017

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“The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien (The Children of Húrin) It doesn’t matter where you wander, you always take you with you.  Change your name, change your clothes, change your city.  Broken, bent, torn, shattered, doomed… it all goes with you.  Remember though, so…

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Ufomammut and Spaceslug

Back in the eighties, when I was too young and stupid to understand the immense damage I was doing to my nervous system , I learned how to manage what can only be called a “bad trip.”  There were times when the drug I took, again stupidly, was more powerful than my central nervous system […]

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Licensed!

Exactly 11 years ago, I began what would be the latest phase in my professional life.  Who in Recovery doesn’t want to be a counselor?  I certainly did, right from my first NA meeting in Oakland in January of 1987. Of course, I still had 5 years of alcohol-fueled meth binges in me, with ample […]

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