Category Archives: History


This is a photo from my outing the other day.  I was mostly on trails, walking and running. In this photo, you can see Red Rocks Amphitheater in the center.  It always amazes me to see it, just sitting there. … Continue reading

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Back to our regular programming

It’s been a whirlwind of activity around here.  The weekend just past was the first “normal” weekend in what feels like months.  It was nice. The weekend before, my sponsor and her husband came and stayed with me.  They came … Continue reading

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My Sponsor’s Coming

My sponsor is coming to visit me for my AA birthday.  I have not seen her for a couple of years, though I speak with her by phone at least weekly.  I had contemplated having a big birthday party, and … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Birthday

My mother was born 100 years ago today.  She has been dead for 43 years.  I can remember the way she laughed.  I remember the way she pronounced some words – she had that Pittsburgh, PA dialect – I can … Continue reading

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Aging, Headaches, Monday

Me and eldest brother, sometime in the 50s.  I think the time stamp says 1958, but I know that my family was so dysfunctional at that time that photos would sit undeveloped for years. I haven’t felt well all weekend … Continue reading

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In a Cold February

  That was the artwork on my whiteboard in my little cubicle a year ago.  I thought it was hilarious.  Now I am in an office sort of tucked away.  I have a whiteboard in the outer office, but no … Continue reading

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Five Years

  My daughter celebrated five years of sobriety yesterday.  God is so good! I am so grateful she is sober.  I am grateful for these five years of a new relationship between us.  We always have adored one another, but … Continue reading

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