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

Understatement of the week

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

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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 is pretty good right now. The house is going well. Recovery is going well. Have been getting back to the gym lately, too.

Oh, but for drama – a buddy of mine called me on Saturday asking me to take him to the emergency room. A couple of hours later he was lying on the hospital bed, short one appendix. It was unpleasant for me, but I’m sure a little more so for him.

Met with a sponsee after work this evening. He started his 4th step … “a searching a fearless moral inventory.” Sound intimidating? It is.

Later in the night met with a friend who is moving to Oregon in a couple of weeks to begin a two year inductment process on his way to becoming a Jesuit Priest. Noble to the max – I cannot imagine what a life must be like having to make a vow of chastity, poverty, and obedience. I suppose it makes for a simple one if nothing else. And contentness can arise from simplicity, no? I think he’s got the right idea.

3 Responses to “Understatement of the week”

  1. dan :: good to see you writing more often; and i’m glad to know that your life is going so well right now. — lonestarsteve

  2. Welcome to summer. Try living in Houston where you start sweating as soon as you step out of the shower. LOL 😉

  3. Thanks for the reminder that we are all on our own journey.
    Sorry about the heat; maybe you should be down here. It’s been relatively mild (so far).