“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. “68° to 72°” is actually the “comfort zone” that I try to stay within with my behaviors. I know that I’m sometimes tempted to soar beyond 72° (where I’m short, irritable or inconsiderate) or […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. I’ve always liked this scripture in the Bible, as it has helped me to think through and deal with my anger (and other feelings) constructively: “If you become angry, do not let your […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. Do you practice daily recovery rituals that get your day off to a positive and constructive start? Do you exercise, read scripture, pray, meditate or focus on how you wish your day and […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. Every now and then I hope you access something that makes you laugh. I’ve always liked Gary Larsen’s The Far Side comic strip, and for many years I always looked forward to receiving […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. I’ve always liked Steve Wonder’s “message music.”  His songs and those of Earth, Wind and Fire were very critical in me becoming a Christian in the late 1970’s. One song in particular that […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. Tonight’s “Key” comes from Step 10: “We continued to take a personal inventory and when we were wrong, we promptly admitted it” Do you ever reflect on or think about how a conversation […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. Today’s “Key” is just a reminder that its OK to ask for help when you need it. As a man, when I didn’t ask for help, I got into some unenviable and stressful […]