Category Archives: Sober Article

Is that a metaphor?

I’m walking Fiona yesterday morning and she’s being all choosy about where she poops,* and for some reason that always drives me crazy.  Usually, her bathroom bouts are easy – she does try to please me, and I’m sure she fears my unreasonable, scary response when she doesn’t perform to my liking (think about Cruella’s reaction when the […]

The best way to quit drinking, is to look at a photo of yourself…

I Dated Captain Ron for Three Years

     …when you were drunk.  The difference between what you thought you looked like and what you really looked like is marked.  To put it mildly.     In the movie “One Hour Photo” the creepy Robin Williams character says, “No one takes a picture of something they want to forget.”  What if someone else takes the picture?  […]

I haven’t memorized the Serenity prayer yet…

   My first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting was intimidating. The meeting place looked like a miniature Cracker Barrel restaurant, with rocking chairs on the veranda, and live oaks providing dappled shade.  The parking lot was filled like Costco on payday with everything from shiny Black Mercedes to beater pick-up trucks.  A Heinz variety of drunks.I sat […]