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National Day of Prayer?!?!

May 9, 2009

It only just came to my attention that I missed out on our ‘National Day of Prayer’ yesterday. How unfortunate — I would have very much enjoyed engaging in some public acts of blasphemy. Don’t these idiots ever notice that despite all their stupid ( and UNCONSTITUTIONAL ) prayer holidays, the world situation never seems […]

Melancholy Magick: Review

April 24, 2009

complete review forthcoming. Right now though, I just have to put in a plug for this blog.  I thought the Bush administration had a nasty track record with respect to civil liberties, privacy rights, etc.  My whole take on the issue was turned on its head though when I stumbled upon this site.  It’s new […]

It’s been awhile….

April 24, 2009

Wow… It’s damn near one year since I last looked at this blog.  To those who inquired — (if you’re still checking in now and again) — yes, I’m fine, still going strong.  Just been sidetracked by health problems and school, excruciating convergence disorder headache and eyestrain kept me from the computer and mononucleosis laid […]

What You Should Expect Inside a Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center

August 29, 2008

Considering checking into a detox or drug rehabilitation program?  If you’re experience is shaping up to be anything like mine was you’ve made a number of phone calls at this point.  You know nothing about what goes on inside these places so you ask the nurse or counselor.  The question is inevitably brushed off with […]

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends…

August 29, 2008

Well, it’s been over two months since I last attended any sort of twelve step function, let alone a meeting.  Contrary to all I’d been told, I haven’t gone to hell in a handbasket, haven’t relapsed — as a matter of fact, life has in many respects improved.  I’m 100% physically sound and just a […]

Recovery in a nutshell? “Get right with God!” — Atheists Unwelcome At Twelve Step Groups Most Basic Doctrinal Level

August 29, 2008

“We admitted we were powerless over our addiction — that our lives had become unmanageable.” Step one is said to involve surrender.  Initially, this surrender is supposed to be simply to one’s addiction.  “Stop fighting it.”  The notion reappears, however, in step 3 where one is asked turn one’s will and one’s life over to […]

Comments Got Wiped Out…

June 11, 2008

Something happened with WordPress last night.  I was unable to get to my dashboard and after support patched it up all the comments on this blog had been wiped out. Typically, I try to respond to all.  So thanks to those who left input — you’re not being ignored! In fact, I’ll address some of […]

Stepping On Cigarettes — IT DOESN’T WORK. HOW Could this be true? AND WHY?

June 10, 2008

The day I was released from substance abuse treatment, I thought I’d have difficulty finding meetings — not so much locating them, but finding my way to the meeting once I got there. A friend told me, “Just look for the motley crew smoking cigarettes in the parking lot or outside some doorway. Odds are […]

The Neuro-Programmer 2, I-Doser, and Other Audio-Visual Entrainment Systems For Meditation, Self-Hypnosis, and Natural Highs

June 8, 2008

I began using audio-visual entrainment systems and neuro-feedback to boost my meditation, relieve stress, accelerate the neurological healing process, relieve stress, and more – with SPECTACULAR results – shortly before I got clean. I’ll be reviewing several software packages over the couple of days, including: Transparent Corporations NeuroProgrammer2, Mind Stereo, and Brain Sound Studio and […]

I Stand At A Crossroads

June 8, 2008

I wish I’d begun this blog six months ago. It would be nice to be able to look back and trace my development. I’ve come to a crossroads in my journey. For several months I chaired meetings, did H&I service work, attended meetings nearly everyday. Nevertheless, as I said before, my awakening departs from the […]