Archive for January, 2009

Does anyone besides me find it a cruel joke that Girl Scout Cookies go on sale at the beginning of the year? Here it is, right after most of us have solemnly sworn to cut back on sweets or to lose weight or to stop contributing to the Capitalist indoctrination of little girls. And those […]


…here it is: It’s not always rainbows and butterflies, It’s compromise that moves us along… —She Will Be Loved, Maroon 5 Simple enough. You’ve gotta give a little to get. And once again, there’s another word that can have a negative connotation, but doesn’t have to. Compromise can be a good thing.


I loved President Obama’s inaugural address. Absolutely loved it. I thought it was just what our nation needed to hear. It was thoughtful. Strong. Smart. And yes, sober. In fact, when I Googled the word “sober” today, at least three of the top 20 results were news stories about Tuesday’s inauguration. From what I’ve seen, […]


“It works if you work it.” I quoted this Alcoholics Anonymous slogan in an earlier post, and noted that I had so far found it holding true in my case. AA is a program of action. Taking part in the program doesn’t mean I can just sit on my butt, wishing for sobriety to be […]


When I heard the news about the US Airways flight that crashed into the Hudson River yesterday, I was amazed to learn that every single person had made it out safely. Wow. I watched the reporting for a bit, then went to sit outside on my porch. I looked up at the crisp blue sky […]


Sobraiku #3

13Jan09

newly empty space once full of things to fill me nicely obsolete


Don’t worry – I didn’t start drinking. I’m talking about the AA meeting wagon that I was riding. The one that was rolling along, carrying me so nicely and relatively smoothly through these first months of sobriety. Stopping at a morning meeting here…a lunch meeting there… About two a week, by my count. I had […]