The New Buzzkill Website Is Up

Just a quick drive-by of sorts (or blog-by?) Wanted to announce that the new Buzzkill website is up and running. It contains all the episodes of Buzzkill Pod in one place, PLUS: Resources websites blogs (check it out – some of you are in there! It’s just a start though, so I am sure I…

Message In A Bottle – 2014 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many…

My Secret Charm

Once again I am honoured to be a guest on The Holistic Wayfarer’s stunning and compelling blog, A Holistic Journey. She has proven to be a wonderful host and friend, and I can never say no to that dynamic combination! I want to thank her for her hospitality and generosity in allowing me to share…

Bedtime Tale – The Lone Wolf

When my oldest son was a baby, we used to read him bedtime tales.  Simple, repetitive, quick books to read.  While we tired of them quickly, he was endlessly fascinated by the zesty words, the radiant pictures, the playful inflection in our voices as we tried to razzle dazzle him with these little stories.  He…

How Alcohol Saved My Life

I know, strange to say on a recovery blog, but bear with me. Let me state off the top that alcohol in any way, shape or form right now would kick in my physical cravings and mental obsession.  There is no doubt in my mind about that.  If I were to swig any alcohol in…

Life in 6 Songs: Vol. 21 (Maedez and Paul)

I’m thrilled to near-death (I can’t die yet because my will isn’t up to date) to be a part of the ever popular music party at Running On Sober’s “Life In Six Songs”. It’s a mosh pit of killer tracks and groovy stories by fantastic bloggers who share their life in six (okay, seven) tracks….

Terminally Unique

Originally posted on A Holistic Journey:
I always had a secret mission. In it, I took notes on the Earthlings and reported all findings to the mothership. The assignment seemed simple enough, but it was a long, lonely ordeal. You see, living as an imposter wasn’t for the weak-minded. To do what I needed to…

Seasons of Recovery

Simon, from Journey of an Alcoholic, mentioned something about the cyclical nature of recovery and life in general in one of his comments here recently.  He also recently wrote a follow up in a post called “Circles”.  I found this inspiring and was going to do a post on this as well, writing about the…

Oh Dear Me

[Warning – have your finger on the “ignore”, “next” or “whatever” buttons on your keyboard, phone or carrier pigeons.  I am not sure of what other people’s method of communication is these days, but I am assuming that it’s not winged, but I don’t want to be exclusive.  Just all-inclusive, like those Dominican Republican resort…