Posts Tagged ‘serenity prayer’

[note: I’m reposting this because May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month. “Doodle Day USA” raises money for NF research by auctioning celebrity doodles on eBay. They’ve got doodles by Meryl Streep, Gene Simmons and Neil Gaiman, to name a few. Even Jeff Bridges. Yep, the dude abides…and DOODLES. Go have a look. My daughter and I […]


Fear of crashing, really. Or is it fear of losing control? Or just fear of turbulence? Whatever it is, I don’t like flying. There was a time in my career when I flew a lot for work, and I hated it. I especially despised morning flights to meetings, which meant I couldn’t soothe my nerves […]


When my youngest daughter, E., was about two years old, she was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, also called “NF.” NF is a genetically determined disease that affects many parts of the body in many ways. It causes tumors to grow along the nervous system, and these can be benign or cancerous. Even the benign ones can […]


I recently had a reader, who apparently is contemplating getting sober herself, ask me if my sobriety was as easy as I made it sound. Her takeaway from reading all of my posts was that it seemed pretty easy for me, and that I appeared to have a sense of humor about the whole thing. […]


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 […]


Last night, prior to going to dinner with our production company, I took a good walk along the marina and over to the community center where I wanted to attend a 6:45 AA meeting this morning. When I got back to the hotel, I rested out by the water for a bit, breathing in the […]


Change. Hope. Courage. These things that have been so relevant to our personal journeys have grown ever more meaningful to our nation as a whole. God, grant us the courage to change the things we can. Because…yes, we can.