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Thirty Days Sober and What Do You Get?

By Jim S. Thirty days and what did I get? I found my self-respect, so long lacking. I found my business again and am enjoying it. I found people no longer antagonize me. I found money in my pockets. I found much, much, more time on my hands. I found my real friends are still […]

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That Trip Out of Town

Diane posted: I have to attend a professional meeting this upcoming weekend, and I am looking for any suggestions people might have on successfully staying sober through it (anything from “Just don’t drink!” to arcane rituals will be welcome). I’m sure you know the sticky parts: planes, trains, hotel bars, meeting cocktail hours, etc. Frankly, […]

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A Letter From My Father

By Robert B. This date is a strange anniversary for me. I went down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and some time around noon my (ex) wife and I were exchanging vows at the Dare County court house in Manteo. Since this was back in my drinking days, the trip up to Nags […]

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WRITERS AND ALCOHOL

By Ann Waldron Special to The Washington Post – March 14, 1989, pp. 13-15 (c) The Washington Post Many giants in American literature have turned to the bottle, yet the link between creativity and alcoholism remains unproven Do writers drink more than other people? It would seem so. Raymond Carver, acclaimed author of stories about […]

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