Tag: sober-perspective

Message in a Bottle

I have invented a new liquid wonder drug. I promise you that the first glass will make you feel great. It will help take away your inhibitions and reduce shyness allowing you to act in a way that you might not usually, — enabling you to say things you wouldn’t normally dream of. The next

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A Burning Desire

I have always loved a raging fire. Bonfires, beach fires, fires in the fireplace, candle flames… I find flames hypnotic and inspiring. Fire is visual music to me. In Portugal, forest fires are part of the late summer landscape. Sometimes a carelessly thrown cigarette butt will light up a eucalyptus grove and sometimes the fires

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The Fuckit Bucket

If you’ve ever given up drinking you will have read a myriad of articles proclaiming how fabulous life is without booze: words of hope, words of praise, page upon page of unimaginable achievement. Since I stopped drinking 4.5 years ago I’ve become increasingly aware that these articles are pretty one-sided tending to focus on the

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It Hurts to Grow

The most important gift that we can give our children is to grow in front of their eyes. If they see us fall, get up again and move forward with more wisdom… And fall, get up again….move forward… If we let them see us cry… Then they will know that even though it hurts to

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