About

I am a single father.

I am an attorney.

I am an alcoholic who hasn’t had a drink in a very long time.

I created this blog sixty days into a three year, court imposed, hiatus from alcohol. I wrote an about page and drafts of nine blog post. Only the about page got published, and I’m altering that now

I last drank alcohol on January 26, 2014. As this was an externally imposed hiatus, I knew it would be my last day drinking for a while. I drank all day long. I remember three things from that day. I remember cleaning my bathroom with so much bleach I felt light headed. (The idea of too much bleach never occurs to a person who shares a bathroom with two 7 yr old boys.) I remember a twitter conversation about the appropriateness of sorority members dancing on elevated surfaces. I remember being blown away by a performance at the GRAMMYs by a group I had never heard of before. (Imagine Dragons w/ Kendrick Lamar)

This about post was edited on July 27, 2015. I have not consumed alcohol in exactly 18 months. I have learned a lot about myself in that time. Abstaining from alcohol was not as difficult as I imagined, which is not to say that it was easy. The effect was huge. One of the things that I do regret is not documenting the experience here. I hope do a better job going forward.

Some of you are sticklers for math. You’re thinking, 1138 days is more than 3 years even if you include the 1/4 days accounted for in leap years. You are correct. This will be explained in due time.

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One comment

  1. Now we all need to know why the Supreme Court wants you to be sober for three years! Either way good for you – you’ll save a bunch of money, probably lose 3 pounds (not that you need to) and will have more energy than you know what to do with : ) I’m looking foward to reading your first post. Get on it!

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