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Deconstructing Hugo

Hugo Schwyzer – “Author, Speaker, Professor, Shattering Gender Myths” – was a villain to me. And when I started this article, it was my intent to show this.

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Dry Wit: Words That Don’t Quite Sting

I was talking with a friend the other day about a rotten situation we were in with a friend who, for reasons unbeknownst to us, was being deceitful and manipulative, and when called out on her behavior, just layered on further lies and couldn’t, for lack of a better word, figure out how to fight […]

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Dry Wit: Fugeddaboudit

I realized some essential toggle switch in my brain had flipped when I honestly couldn’t think of something to write about this week.

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Dry Wit: Sober Spirituality For the Rest of Us

Regardless of what sobriety program you choose, eventually you’re going to run into mention of a Higher Power, or the need for spiritual experiences and spiritual growth. For those of us who have a little bit of a bad taste in our mouth from religious experiences, the emphasis on spirituality in sobriety can be daunting.

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Dry Wit: Fierce Bitches

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a helluva week.

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Dry Wit: Different for Everybody

I was talking with another sober gal the other day about our going-out habits post sobriety (I don’t, much, but more on that later), and I mentioned that one thing I absolutely could not give up was getting fish and chips at the pub. “Ooh, you can’t do that!” she exclaimed.

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Dry Wit: Mantra, Make It Happen

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m prone to moping. I’m a major moper. It happens to the best of us – idealists in particular seem to get discouraged when anything less than optimum happens, and it takes some serious mental training to move away from the mope and into the cope.

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Dry Wit: Come On, Get Hard-Assed

So, this last week, a friend-of-a-friend contacted me because she’d been following the progress of my sobriety both here and on my personal blog, and she had a problem: a person close to her had just revealed to her that he suspects he has a drinking problem, and she wanted advice about how best to […]

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MSCL: I Wanna Be Sedated

This episode, better known as “Rayanne Falls off the Wagon,” was painful to watch. First up, we see what Sober Rayanne is really like. She’s successfully completed her 30 days of counseling at school, and her counselor expresses concern that Rayanne lacks the support system necessary to maintain her sobriety.

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Dry Wit: Coming to Grips

Hi. I’m Ruby Bruiseday, and I’m an alcoholic. That’s how these introductions go, right? Today, I’ve been sober for 22 days. Doesn’t sound so long, you say? I beg to differ.

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Parenthood Recap: Those Darn Kids

This week’s Parenthood on NBC picked up where it left off last week. We found Haddie furious with her parents, after she was told she could no longer see Alex. Her father, Adam, meets and is unimpressed with the new owner of the shoe company. Crosby has to admit that his brother-in-law that he’s in […]