Mid-Week Quickie: Holy Grove II

If there’s anything more pathetic than a 55-year-old boomer trying to write a blog about Recovery and heavy psych/stoner/doom, it’s only posting a handful of times per year.  To add to the pathos, I have about 12 posts I’ve started but not finished, as if I’m waiting to write the perfect observation about Black Yoga […]

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Yob: Our Raw Heart

I have a diagnosis of PTSD. I don’t agree with the diagnosis, but I have had two highly skilled therapists confirm it.  The thing is, I’ve treated members of the armed services and first responders who had true, no kidding PTSD.  I feel that my diagnosis somehow belittles theirs, and for that reason and that […]

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Sleep’s Holy Shit!

You seriously have to appreciate any day that begins with the unexpected, the improbable, the unbelievable.  For fans of All Things Heavy, that just happened this morning.  4/20/2018 will go down in Stoner/Doom history.  After getting hit and pummeled in popular media and culture, The Sciences are back, baby.  And The Sciences have some heavy […]

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My Paganism

When I was 14 years old, my parents had a party. I remember one of the guests coming up and telling me I should go for a walk because I have too much energy to just sit around. Her name was Buff, and that night began my informal training in the Art of the Wise, […]

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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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