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Badassery: a guest post by Dennis Meeks

Dennis Meeks, badass, with one of his first medals from the Navy Nautical Miler.
Photo courtesy of Adalyn Meeks.

I’m thrilled to introduce Dennis Meeks to you all. Dennis is a very kind and supportive reader of Running on Sober, and when he mentioned in a comment that he was in the midst of running thirteen marathons in twelve months . . . and doing it to get and stay sober . . . and doing it in his early-60’s, well I practically begged him to share his story with us. […]

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Advice Too Good to Not Share (on quitting drinking)

You know how sometimes you read a blog comment that blows you away? You think to yourself, Dude, this comment is awesome, I hope everyone reads this. But then you know that while lots of folks read comments, not everyone does, especially not if they’ve already read or commented on the post. And then you get kind of bummed out. But then you remember, hey, this is my blog and I can […]

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On Tough Love and Advice to Those Wanting to Quit Drinking

Once in a blue moon, I’ll get an email from someone who is thinking about giving up alcohol. Most times they just say “thank you for your blog,” but sometimes they actually ask for help or advice. I received one such email this weekend, and it came at a very interesting time. See, I’ve had a “tough love” type of post in my drafts forever. Well, since last November, and […]

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So You Want to Quit Drinking

Wright, Bing. Broken Mirror/Evening Sky (Anscochrome), 2012. Archival Inkjet Print.

(the following poem contains profanity and raw imagery. it is not intended for young, nor sensitive, eyes. it is inspired by several bukowski pieces, each linked to in the footer. while bukowski, to my knowledge, never sobered up, there are few who understood alcohol’s powers as well as he did. I’d like to think he had both bluebird and kraken in his heart, and would not hesitate to let you borrow […]

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The Bubble Hour (reblog)

Originally posted on ByeByeBeer:
Once, hours before hosting a dinner party, my husband and I decided to change the light fixtures on a ceiling fan we’d scarcely noticed before. Nevermind that the food and hosts still needed work or that this involved a Saturday afternoon trip to Home Depot. Swapping out perfectly good sconces for almost identical ones became the number one priority. If you notice my theme looks different,…

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Frame of Mind- 6 Years After One (reblog)

Originally posted on Good2begone:
Seven-days in the week 7-dwarves Se7en-deadly sins The number seven has been regarded with superstitious awe for centuries—some consider seven to be lucky; others, unlucky. Rather than being viewed as bringing good fortune or misfortune, the number seven has long been considered a digit of great power. For example, there are seven ecstasies of Zoroaster, the seventh day that celebrates the Sabbath, the seven days…

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Note to Self: Sobriety Is Cause for Celebration


I recently met blogger Married to an Alcoholic, (MtaA), right around the time her husband was approaching one year of sobriety, though he was still drinking when she started blogging in April 2012. One of the tools in my sobriety tool-box is to always remember the impact my drinking had on my friends and loved ones. Reading blogs by spouses, children and parents of alcoholics is not always the easiest thing […]

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Go Do, A Guest Post by ByeByeBeer

I am thrilled to host not only one of my favorite bloggers, but also one of my favorite persons, ByeByeBeer. She and I share a love for running, cookies and sherpa-coated monkeys; we both tend to ramble, though she does so a bit more gracefully than I; and we both have been sober for over two years now. Despite having her hands full with vacation and new kittens, ByeByeBeer graciously […]

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Here’s the thing….. (reblog)

Originally posted on Mished-up:
I read this today:   I am asking you all to read this. You may personally not identify, but someone you know does, whether they are sober or actively in their addiction. You might be able to pass this along. To help someone else. You might be able to save your own life.   Yesterday I read the statistic that right now the number…

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