I’m really, really starting to hate the 4th Step. So much.
1. 4th of July with Jami 2. Nerds Blizzards 3. Power didn’t go out
My mom: Want to go see “Magic Mike” with me? Me: “Maybe.” My mom: “Oh, its got male strippers in it. You may not want to see that sorta thing. I don’t know if you’d like that.” Me: “Ha.”
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
Looks like the PRI is going to win today’s Mexican election. My cousin Marcela, currently living in Singapore, has “RIP Mexico” as her current status. It’s a tough choice. PRI has long been known to be corrupt, but they had a better relationship with cartels, leading to less deaths. I can see why the Mexican populace may want to go back to them after escaping from their...
Went to a meeting with Matt tonight. Last time I saw and talked with him was when I stayed at his place in San Francisco for Pride in 2007. It was a shit show for both of us back then. I’ve got only vague recollections. Now he’s got three years sober and we can reconnect. Cool.
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Michelle Tea wrote this really great article on queerness in AA. It reminded me of one of the meetings I found last week in Chicago. Even though it wasn’t a special interest meeting, there were several other obviously gay members besides myself. Then there was one straight guy who started complaining about a relative who wouldn’t accept his chosen lifestyle of using while he was...
When I took my mom to an open AA meeting at the Plymouth-Canton Alano Club, I recognized a library patron who I see almost every day. She’s one of the patrons who can wear you down with her lack of computer skills. I’ve had an occasion or two where I’ve grown tired of what seems like a lack in actually trying to do things for herself. It’s really just impatience on my...
SHOW ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW
Stick with the winners. So they say in AA. I don’t like it. I get why it’s said again and again - because we should ditch the people in our lives who are bad for us. Keep far from wet faces and wet places. Follow the lead of the people who have an honest and good sobriety. I still don’t like it. I don’t like the breaking things down to a too simple black and white. ...
1. Making it in time to march in the Pride parade with Chicago Public Library. 2. Native Foods lunch. 3. More chill house readings.