Twenty-six years ago, 1993, in Ainsworth, B.C. I last indulged myself in something pharmico-chemical, to whit, tetrahydrocannabinol. After verifying that the alterations to awareness that it caused hadn’t changed in the past five years, I said to myself, “Yep, that’s what it felt like. So what!?” and haven’t found the need to repeat the performance. Edie J.’s blessing from February 9, 1989, “I wish you a long, slow recovery”, has been in effect ever since. Almost 32 years without a drink, fully 26 without any mind-altering stuff, and really “getting well” continues to be a slow process.
“The Dutch language knows the priceless verb ‘doodzwijgen’, literally ‘kill something by keeping silent about it’. This has been a favorite tactic of European Brahmandarins for a long time—the near-media silence on the continuing Yellow Jackets protests is only the most recent example.”—Nitay Arbel
- I watch zero cable news.
- I don’t read Twitter.
- I use Facebook only to keep up with people who I care about personally. I tell myself to never, never comment on or share political posts on Facebook.
AA’s “24 Hours a Day” Meditation for November 28th:
Gratitude to God is the theme of Thanksgiving Day. The pilgrims gathered to give thanks for their harvest which was pitifully small. When we look around at all the things we have today, how can we help being grateful to God? Our families, our homes, our friends, our A.A. fellowship: all these things are free gifts of God to us. “But for the grace of God,” we would not have them.
This is the new Consultingsmiths blog. Just got it set up, haven’t made it pretty or clever-that’s for another day. For now, just wanted to get it off of the old host and onto the new host.
The old stuff is somewhere else and won’t be backfilled here. You won’t miss it.