… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Archive for the ‘Recovery’ Category

Sponsee Number Five’s Suicide

09.17.2007 · Posted in Recovery

Following up on a post from a couple of weeks ago about a potential fifth sponsee … After skipping out on our initial meeting at Vera’s I never saw or heard from him again. I’d actually forgotten about it. After all, people had asked me to sponsor them in the past and done nothing further. ...

Sponsee Number Five

09.02.2007 · Posted in Recovery

… hasn’t showed. I’ve sat at Vera’s for an hour. Okay, so I brought my laptop and haven’t otherwise just been sitting here staring out the window in hopes that he’ll show. (As if!) I actually met him a couple of months ago while at the Friday night Proud AA meting. He was in treatment ...

Grand House

05.10.2007 · Posted in Recovery

I’ve finally got some photos of the Grand House taken. Thanks, Rizwan! They’re at the site at www.sobermn.com. ...

13th Stepping

05.02.2007 · Posted in Recovery

A friend recently forwarded an article to me that’s published in the May 2007 issue of Newsweek. It’s regarding 13th stepping – when someone in AA takes advantage of a newcomer. Makes me angry, mad and sad. Read the article. ...

Easter and whatnot

04.08.2007 · Posted in Autobiographical, Recovery

It’s Easter today. I’m well. Life is good. Let’s see … since regular postings much has happened. There are now 2 sober homes for the gays and they continue to succeed. Success meaning the bills get paid and people are getting and staying sober. I pray it continues. Work has been going well. I’ve recently ...

Understatement of the week

07.31.2006 · Posted in Friends, Home / Minneapolis, In the news, Recovery

It’s official – we’ve hit 100 degrees for the first time in 11 years. Can it be over now? I’m tired of stepping foot outside and instantly sweating! I’d take 40 below any day of the week. But honestly, I should really have something better to talk about than the weather, but I don’t. Life ...

You look like the 4th of July

07.03.2006 · Posted in Recovery

… makes me want a hotdog. Real bad! If you remember seeing the trailer for Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, & Blonde, you know what I’m referring to. Unfortunately, the trailer contained the best line in the film. In honor of Independence Day, we threw a BBQ / Smores Get-together last night at the house ...

Is it worth it?

03.26.2006 · Posted in Recovery

How many relationships end up “happily ever after” or even on amicable terms? From my experience, it takes many attempts before something eventually works out. Recently I’ve seen a few relationships go sour. The pain these folks are now in seems almost unbearable. Depression and feelings of little self-worth exude themselves while in their presence. ...

Up and running

02.26.2006 · Posted in Recovery

The house is finally up and running. There are three residents at the moment, with hopefully more coming soon. A few furniture items still needed, but for the most part, things are becoming quite homey. We had our first emergency at the house this morning – the plumbing backed up with both toilets filled to ...