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I’m also a sober guy trying to make sense of the world. Click below for random observations on spirituality and recovery.

Recovery Share: Talking Things Over With My Inner Disapproving Elder

  • Paul Gerald
  • September 13, 2013
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I had a conversation the other day with one of my business consultants about an idea I have. Doesn’t matter much what it was, but her response—before I could even get the whole idea out there—was to say “Oh, don’t do that.” It’s not the first time somebody said that to me, of course. And…

Recovery Share: Gratitude for My “Problems”

  • Paul Gerald
  • September 4, 2013
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recovery share: gratitude

There’s this thing I used to hear when I first came to meetings, a thing that really used to piss me off: I’m so grateful to be an addict. Every time I heard that, I wanted to go over and punch whatever screwhead said it. Fuck you, I’d think. You’re grateful to be an addict? You’re…