A couple of lonely aspen leaves.
I am on my way out of here to the gym. I kicked back yesterday and didn't run at all. I went to a meeting at 7:30 a.m., it was my friend Fred's 35th AA birthday. I looked back at my blog and realized that I posted about his 34th last year. (It is sad to realize that one of my dear friends I wrote about last year, Eddie, is now in the big meeting in the sky.) Fred is such a cool guy. He wanted to have a sobriety countdown at the end of the meeting and so we did that. In this small room, there were 431 years of sobriety. We just went around the room and each said how many years we had and Terry wrote down the numbers. I added them up with my handy-dandy palm pilot. It was very moving to see each person state their sober time.
My iPod isn't charged this morning, so I am charging it while I post - I intended to post after my run so that I could sit here and sweat and cool down. I really enjoy that.
"If you still think you are strong enough to beat the game alone, that is your affair. But if you really and truly want to quit drinking liquor for good and all, and sincerely feel that you must have some help, we know that we have an answer for you. It never fails, if you go about it with one half the zeal you have been in the habit of showing when you were getting another drink." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 181 (Dr. Bob's Nightmare)