Waking Up the Ghost? I’ll let Marilyn explain:
“… the first time I heard that expression, I was sitting on a deserted island in the Exumas, with a jaundiced Bahamian named Sands. I think it is also the first time a Bahamian man has ever refused a free drink. What Sands meant, was that the icy beer I offered would lead to another, and another and another; it was safer to keep the Ghost in check by not drinking at all.”
A year and a half into her recovery Marilyn shares some insight on keeping the spirit(s) at bay.
First Among Equals / Marilyn / Waking Up the Ghost
Land of the Lotus Eaters
Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker)
Alan Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking
International Drinking Guidelines (Note: I had this wrong. It’s actually 1-2 drinks/day for women in much of the world.)
2.5 Million Alcohol Related Deaths Worldwide — Annually
Drinking Tea in the Blitz / photographer unknown / 1941 / via Retronaut
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Tired recovery grifts: gurus, coaches, alt methodologies
Inspired depictions of those suffering from …
Remember that one episode of Since Right Now when Matt's mom was the special guest star?
Well, now you will.
In which Camus and Nietzsche make appearances.
"Good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding."
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
Jeff & Matt & Chris find some measure of contentment in this, our fourth, week of socially distanced podcasting.