LIFE IN RECOVERY FROM CRYSTAL METH, BOOZE & AIDS
- San Francisco, California, United States
- June 25
- Producing Artistic Director
- Writing Man Productions
- I'm just a simple guy who spent many years harming myself by drinking too much alcohol and ingesting too many illegal (and legal) drugs...particularly crystal-meth.
I found myself walking back into a 12-step meeting on August 26, 2005 after a two year relapse. I have been on a healthy path of recovery ever since.
I share my life here in the hopes that others who are struggling with their own addictions can find just a little bit of hope in what I go through on a daily basis as a clean and sober man.
If you would like to talk, you can always find me on Skype....I will also accept any and all friend requests on FaceBook.
(any and all postings in LIFE IN RECOVERY FROM CRYSTAL METH, BOOZE & AIDS may be reproduced in part and or in whole in any form of media conditional on the proper citation of the blog and its author)
MY RECENT POSTS
- GETTING DRESSED
December 06, 2012 11:33PM
- TURNING THOUGHTS INTO ACTIONS
December 05, 2012 08:36PM
December 03, 2012 11:46PM
- MY THOUGHTS ON THIS WORLD AIDS
December 01, 2012 08:33PM
- IT WAS FUN!
November 27, 2012 12:31AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Let me start by saying
that I 2,000% agree with
I have to won…”
March 26, 2012 03:51AM
- “At the risk of seeming
egotistical.....check out my
feel free to use
January 06, 2012 02:47AM
- “I am going through
last April and I
February 21, 2011 07:28PM
- “@ RW005g: I really don't
know the answer to your
The severity of my
February 16, 2011 05:40PM
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My first attempt at recovery from drugs and alcohol was in late-1999; I realized long ago that my only motive to be sober at that time was fear of living on the street – my housemates essentially me with… Read full post »
I had another appointment with the retina specialist today, an experience that yielded to possible topics about which I could write today. However one would just be a form venting while the other would fo… Read full post »
Anyone who read yesterday’s posting knows what a great day it was for me as it concerned my health. Well, as good as it was, today was even better!
Progress not perfection.
After learning how not to use the phrase as an excuse to intentionally fall back to past unhe… Read full post »
Sitting before the wall-sized picture-window during the middle of the night in the San Francisco Sunset District home in which I lived in the late-90s I was asked by one of the men with whom I shared the house,… Read full post »
“When that time comes I am going to drink! No might! No maybe! I WILL drink! It’s going to happen!”
Due to the time-warpish phenomenon that occurs when travelling East to West, I departed from Philadelphia at 6:09am and arrived in San Francisco at 9:30am. I knew better than to take a nap despite how/… Read full post »
Unlike most playwrights I know, I have found the most difficult part of writing a script is bringing a script to its conclusion.
&nbs… Read full post »
Five and one half years ago today I walked into a 12-step meeting and began a new clean and sober existence.
Sixty-thr… Read full post »
One of the dreams I had last night involved my being in the passenger seat of a white car (I don’t remember who was driving). I was being given directions which were being ignored. Finally, th… Read full post »
As the topic of this post is procrastination, I will begin with the blatantly obvious and almost requisite joke: “I was going to write about procrastination today but decided that I will write on th… Read full post »
Last night J. and I went to see The Eagle – the plot revolves around a young Roman Centurion (Channing Tatum) who requests his first command to be in Britain so that he can reclaim his family’s hono… Read full post »
I first noticed the mild pain in my chest/upper-abdomen started sometime during the first half of November. Since it began as more of a soreness than actual pain my initial assumption was that it was a re… Read full post »
2006 was the year my eye-trouble began; approximately two or three years before that, I was diagnosed with active CMV and was prescribed, along with all my other meds, Valcyte, a special antibiotic that, if tak… Read full post »
My mother was a pretty savvy woman; she travelled to Europe when she was younger, Egypt when she was older, owned a small business during the recession of the Carter years, always made sure she put the/… Read full post »
I couldn’t let this day pass without mentioning this day. This day two-thirds of the population adores 1/6 resent and to which the final 1/6 are completely apathetic. This day. This Vale… Read full post »
Each morning since January 28 I wake up, take my first two meds Nexium and Bactrim (Dr. Bacon discontinued the Fluconozole), eat breakfast and take my morning dose of Anti-Retro-Virals (ARVs), Prezista, Norvir&… Read full post »
Despite being diagnosed HIV+ on the afternoon of Thursday, April 17, 1997, I didn’t begin to even consider seeking treatment until around nine-months to a year later. I suppose equal parts stubbornn… Read full post »
Most of you who know me as a person don’t know me as a blogger. Some of you know me as a blogger but not as a person (other than what I have written). Most who stumble upon this will b/… Read full post »