Step One

"We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable."

And I'm back.

Thinking about all the times I've spent in AA, the step workshops, the sponsors, the sponsees... All the clich├ęs, the aphorisms, the catch-phrases. The nearly thousand meetings I've been to over the past decade.

Here's what I know: more »


I backed into a Wienerschnitzel drive-thru intercom.

It's not really my fault that they weren't open at 9am, or that leaving the drive-thru without actually going through it required making a three-point-turn, which is very difficult when you've been on a bender for a few days.

Apparently my benders have just devolved into fast food runs and narrowly escaping major car accidents. I had Postmates deliver a few bags of Taco Bell one of the following days because I had learned from my previous mistake. more »