Not what this blog was supposed to be about, but life happens, happened. For much of the year, especially since May, I found myself in a downward spiral, not able to stop drinking for more than a week or two –despite my best efforts, despite going to A.A.
So, as a result of not being able to stop drinking, tired (as my Department Chair was tired) of me calling in sick on Mondays, sometimes on Tuesdays, I retired from my job as Professor of English at Santa Fe College, here in Gainesville, Florida on August 15th. Too bad- I loved that job, hated doing it so badly.
And then, the spiral went even further downward, so my wife and doctor got me to Detox on November 15th. After 5 days there, I was taken to Florida Recovery Center for further treatment, 30 days worth, in fact. And when that ended, on December 19th, I signed up (and paid for to the tune of $9,910.00) for another 30 days — but this time as a commuter, which means that I go to Florida Recovery Center all day Monday-Friday and a bit less on Saturday\Sunday, and spend the nights at home with my wife, Pam. I’ll be doing that through January 17th.
More details on this later — I just had to take a deep breath and plunge into a new topic\category for my blog.
Maybe this is a new start for me, for me and my wife (and other family, and friends). Maybe it’s a rebirth, which is why there’s a picture of Mathias de Grunewald’s “Resurrection” here.