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Pivot Legal Society AGM

November 18, 2009

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Got this from an email. Contact them to get on the list (deets at the bottom). Pivot Annual General Meeting   Featuring guest speaker Dr. Evan Wood presenting on drug policy, harm reduction and crack cocaine use. All welcome! Where: 112 West Hastings Street When: November 25, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Who: All members and […]

The Facebook Song

June 10, 2009

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Those of you who are regular readers will be aware of our fondness for certain denizens of YouTube, among them Momo, Brian Atene, and our old pals, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. They’ve finally made the leap from Myspace into Facebook (hey, welcome to the 21st Century, boys!) and have immortalized the occasion in […]

blogging services for recovery

July 30, 2007

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There are many reasons to blog: keeping in touch with friends, sharing your expertise, publishing your own stories without waiting for the publishing world’s permission, or chronicling your own journey, whether metaphorical or geographical. Those fighting chronic illnesses have many compelling reasons to blog. They can trace their reactions to different treatments, get their feelings […]

diary of a (hard) liver

July 26, 2007

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Here’s an intriguing article from the Times of London, the alcohol diary of a columnist who thought: Oh hey, I’m getting on, maybe I should start cutting down, just in case, you know. Then he found out how much he really had been drinking, day in and day out. Not a pretty picture: I had […]

workaholic? moi?

July 6, 2007

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Who’s a workaholic? It certainly wouldn’t be me, nor you…would it? Ha! Remember the Eighties, where you were supposed to be a proud workaholic, in your little blue suit and tie? That was back before we got lives. Or brains, I think. Now it’s more fashionable to have a balanced life, and thank god for […]

the asparagus test

June 28, 2007

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Sometimes it’s hard for us to know when something that used to be a harmless habit is sliding gradually into the area of becoming a real problem. This simple test from Caroline Knapp’s book Drinking, A Love Story, can help you decide if you need to take action and change a few things. She tells […]

the gift of desperation

June 20, 2007

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This is heartlessly stolen from the late Caroline Knapp‘s brilliant and beautiful book on alcoholism, Drinking, A Love Story. (ebook for purchase here; sample chapter here). Whether or not you’re an alcoholic, you’re a human being and this book is a work of art and a work of true insight into human nature. It is […]