Category: Maggy M

Moderation? Not for Me

I applaud any efforts to see and do something about a drinking habit that’s headed off the rails, no matter what steps are taken. And I completely understand clinging to the thought of cutting back or moderating. Diving headfirst into a lifetime of sobriety can feel far too overwhelming, even terrifying. Never, ever? Not even

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I’ll be too busy to drink today because …

Podcasts day

It’ll be easy to stay alcohol-free today because this is INTERNATIONAL PODCAST DAY. I’ll be too busy listening! Or if you would rather, it’s also national CHEWING GUM DAY, national MUD PACK DAY, and my personal favorite: National BLASPHEMY DAY!   Chewing gum might help some folks avoid wigging out in early sobriety and mud

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Tikken Olam – Healing the World Begins with Each of Us

I finally saw the Won’t you be my Neighbor? movie (the most successful biopic in film history) about Fred Rogers. I highly recommend it because the world so needs his message right now. And apparently many individuals do too. As the film ended and the theater went silent, I heard one woman burst into sobs

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I’m not Drinking Today Because …

Question Mark National Punctuation Day

This is national PUNCTUATION DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m a writer and I need to stay alcohol free to be able to write….anything at all worth reading. Unlike Ernest Hemingway, I can tell you without the teensiest reservation that booze did nothing for my craft. Lots of us writerly types struggle with alcohol and other sundry addictions. Creatives

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