Archive for December, 2010

To Be or Not To Be

That was the question. Before I stopped drinking, I spent a lot of time wondering whether or not I was an alcoholic. The thought cycle went a lot like this: I wonder if I’m an alcoholic. I should take the CAGE questionnaire: Have I ever felt I should CUT DOWN on my drinking? YES Have [...]

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Great Expectations or It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

After a certain age, you get to know yourself. For example, I know the following: If I open a box of peanut butter Puffins cereal, it will be empty within 24 hours From daylight savings time to the Winter Solstice, my ursine hibernation instinct prevails and I need a crane to get my ass out [...]

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I used to think that progress was measured in big lengths, 180-degree turns, dramatic change. Going Alicia Silverstone vegan rather than just cutting back on red meat. Giving up a promising and steady career to join the Peace Corps (as opposed to the somewhat less dramatic move of working for an admired non-profit). The expectation [...]

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