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A bunch of bills and checks to write

tcr! · Feb 3, 2019 at 9:15 am

Audio (MP3): 20190203 - A bunch of bills and checks to write

Video (MP4): 20190203 - A bunch of bills and checks to write

When I was newly sober, having a list of amends to make was like having a big pile of bills to pay. And I hate that feeling: a stack of checks to write and a list of people and places I owe. It’s just always on my mind, lingering in the back row like somebody murmuring behind you at the movies. When I stopped drinking my conscious woke up and I start hearing the voices of remorse.

And then there was that one time when I was in high school that I stole a whole bunch of books from the public library. It was way back when shoplifting was easy. Go in with a nearly empty backpack, load it up with Hobbit adventures, and walk out. Just be careful and it was really that easy. I didn’t feel any guilt at the time because for whatever reason in my head, the world owed me.

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threecrates threecrates · Sep 9, 2020 at 10:35 pm

Never have I felt that it sounds as if you were giving a speech. I’ve always been captivated by your words, whether it be written or spoken. I’m also totally digging the new format/video edits in addition to the DIY audio tracks. And as always it’s wonderfully relatable in regards to recovery. 🎢❀️

tcr! tcr! · Sep 11, 2020 at 8:07 am

Thanks man! What you said means a lot and I appreciate it! In another life all I did was record music in my free time and I love splicing audio into spoken word pieces. Then I don’t have to follow the verse, chorus, solo formula. We should definitely record some conversations and/or musics at some point!

threecrates threecrates · Sep 11, 2020 at 10:54 am

I would like that very much!

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sveagrabarek · Sep 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm

September, the 9th month!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 11, 2020 at 8:09 am

It was no accident, the cosmos knows what it’s doing πŸ˜‰

tcr! tcr! · Sep 11, 2020 at 8:09 am

Okay, I don’t know what that means exactly.

sveagrabarek · Sep 11, 2020 at 4:14 pm

Bills and checks and amends. 9th step, 9th month

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DP · Sep 10, 2020 at 7:27 pm

“There’s no pillow as soft as a clear conscious.” Brilliant

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2020 at 8:54 pm

I wish that was my quote, but it’s still really good none the less 😊

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 10, 2020 at 7:35 pm

I like the Spontaneity. The ah’s don’t bother me. Useful/ Helpful content. I’d much rather see you then listen to the Podcast.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2020 at 8:58 pm

I think the ah’s only bother me when I listen to what I’ve recorded πŸ˜„

Momma J Momma J · Sep 10, 2020 at 10:54 pm

You are too hard on yourself!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 11, 2020 at 8:17 am

I just have high goals for myself but I’m okay with not people perfect 😊

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battersons · Sep 10, 2020 at 8:44 pm

Beautifully written!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 10, 2020 at 8:58 pm

Thank you!!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 12, 2020 at 8:44 am

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day I’d rather one would walk with me than merely tell the way …is what someone said in a meeting to me. I later found that they were quoting Bruce Carroll. I don’t know anything about Mr. Carroll other than that’s what google said about the lines.

Momma J Momma J · Sep 12, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Perfectly said!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 13, 2020 at 8:13 am

That’s a good thing to carry in one’s pocket

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Black and white cat nap

tcr! · Feb 2, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Black and white cat nap

#photos #cats #napsarespiritual

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Sunset for Feb 1st, 2019

tcr! · Feb 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm

Sunset for Feb 1st 2019

#photos #sunsets

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Restroom horse at Chamber Red

tcr! · Jan 31, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Restroom horse at Chamber Red

This crazy horse in the chinese bistro makes it kinda hard to use the facilities.

🎠 #photos #horses #publicrestroom

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Windchill of -53Β°F

tcr! · Jan 30, 2019 at 7:58 am

Windchill of -53F

πŸ₯Ά #weather

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Irene · Jan 30, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Are we having fun yet?

tcr! tcr! · Jan 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm

No 😊

Irene · Jan 30, 2019 at 7:43 pm

I know. I hear you .. enough is enough

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Cookie by 1/29

tcr! · Jan 29, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Cookie by 1 29

They’ve forced my hand really… πŸͺ

#photos #cookies

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King Kong Cola

tcr! · Jan 28, 2019 at 2:29 pm

King Kong Cola

What the world needs now is a King Kong Cola →

🦍 #photos #soda #kingkong

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reiner_j · Jan 28, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Rocket Fizz?

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Coops · Jan 29, 2019 at 1:48 am

And love sweet love

tcr! tcr! · Jan 29, 2019 at 10:04 am

That too!

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This line clarified so much

tcr! · Jan 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm

love is attention by Donna Hicks

A few months back I subscribed to TIME magazine on a whim. It wasn’t because I’m a big fan. I don’t visit their website or follow them on any social media.

Regardless, I’ve enjoyed reading the issues. Overall TIME is a well balanced and fair publication with a good mix of current events, politics, technology, entertainment, etc.

This afternoon I was reading the article, The Internet Can Make Us Feel Awful. The author quoted the book, Dignity, by Donna Hicks:

love is attention

This is why I read magazines, why I read newspapers: spiritual insights. For someone who’s struggle with relationships as much as I have, struggled with what I’m supposed to do, this line clarified so much. So much.

#photos #writtenword #lovewins

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tcr! tcr! · Jan 27, 2019 at 8:29 pm

I should’ve attributed the “So much” bit to Sara. She tells me that most every time when she tells me that she loves me. ❀️

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On hold with BMO Harris for 50 minutes today

tcr! · Jan 27, 2019 at 2:23 pm

On hold with BMO Harris for 50 minutes today

Finally talked to someone only to be told the department they need to transfer me to is closed on Sunday.

Yay.

πŸ™„ #allislost

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Snow with thorns

tcr! · Jan 27, 2019 at 11:14 am

Snow with thorns

#photos #snowdays

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Momma J Momma J · Jan 27, 2019 at 2:17 pm

Looks a little frosty!

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πŸŽ™ Listen now β†’