the MIRACLE of the MUNDANE

The Forest and the Tree

It was the kind of Monday that gives Mondays a bad name. I work hard. I’ve found I must work...

A First Time for Everything

Here’s one more for the “first series”—joining the story of the first drunk and the first admission. I remember the...

Roller Coaster Sober

The safety bar lowers. Metal snaps into place. “All Clear.” The steel floor below you sinks and now you’re suspended...

Ring ring

My sponsor picks up the phone. “Mark! How are you?” “Not good Larry, not good. It’s just too much. It’s...

Non-Toxic Intoxicants

Hangovers happen in sobriety. I experienced them particularly in early recovery when I was unaccustomed to feeling good without substances....

Connect

Something remarkable happened this week. My baby girl learned to wave—to everything. Trial and error taught her that human beings,...

Faith House

I haven’t posted a poem in a while. Then I discover that April is simultaneously Alcohol Awareness and Poetry Month?...

Fooled into Faith

April fool’s day is said to have begun as far back as 1632 when prison guards in Nantes laughed away...

Give Blood

The gym was shut down for the blood drive. I saw the stations set up at the start of the...

True Purpose, Real Passion

My site has been malfunctioning for two days. My reaction would lead you to think the world ended. In the...

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