Category: Sober Don

Thought for the Day : Hope

Another solstice marks another point on the yearly cycle. Things come into being and things pass away. This was my fifth summer solstice since I stopped drinking. I just had to get off the merry-go-round to nowhere. Nothing changes if nothing changes. It really comes down to the choices we make. The same lessons just

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Perseverance

I’ve noticed that the people who have been sober long term inevitably talk about that one time when the compulsion to drink came upon them unexpectedly. Sometimes it’s because of a stressful or tragic event. Sometimes it’s because the allure of old acquaintances in a party situation suddenly looks too inviting. “I can go back

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Freedom!

It’s maybe more than a little ironic that I used to regard freedom as the freedom to do what I wanted. And want I wanted to do was get ‘buzzed’ as often as I could.About 20 years ago when I was living in Arizona, I was still what they call a ‘functional alcoholic’. Back then, but I would get sick and tired of being sick and tired of drinking every night, spending the first half of everyday trying to shake off the night before. so I would quit.