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I am an addict. I have struggled with this disease on and off for decades, managing long periods of sobriety on occasion. My addiction's destructiveness has never failed to baffle me over the years, and the power it can wield over my better senses has traumatized me. If I use, the other person I become is blissfully stupid, annoying and often times unabashedly bold at disregarding social norms- talking much too openly to strangers about personal matters and projecting a sense of confidence far beyond my true self. I continue to be astounded as I learn more about how much this has impacted other people, how I played a role in some of the bad things that happened to me, and stunned at how my complicated past has stayed with me after all these years.

Caught up in my own pain for so long, I've not cared nearly enough about others. I've been praying more in recent months to understand what I haven't…

I was here, and then I was gone. Now I am back and I am a different person. Over the last nine years I have deeply reinvented myself and very much for the better. I find that I don't connect with the old me's plans, the old me's ideas, so I have registered again, nearly twenty years after the first time.

Since last writing in these halls, I've completed my PhD, moved to France, lost my connection with science as a profession, moved back to Canada,…

She was sixteen, which was three years my senior. I had met her brother first and he was about the same age I was. I don't remember the brother's name but hers was sin. Actually, it was Cynthia, but everybody called her Cyn for short. Let's call Cyn's brother Cynbro. The homophone "sin", for her name, wouldn't occur to me until much later. She was a nice girl and treated me well. Camping out with Cyn and her brother (and Terry,…

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