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About The Author: Tim ElhajjTim Elhajj is a writer in long-term recovery living the the Pacific Northwest. He lives near Phantom Lake with his wife, their two middle-school aged kids, and a dog. Prior to moving west, Tim lived in New York City where he earned a BA from Hunter College. Tim’s creative nonfiction essays have appeared in, or are forthcoming from, The New York Times, The Yalobusha Review, Brevity, and Sweet. He and his wife are the founding editors of an online literary magazine called Junk, a literary fix.
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The second step in Alcoholics Anonymous offers hope from a higher power. But the big problem with step two is that it involves belief in that higher power. I have never had any problem acknowledging God. I just never found … Continue reading → Continue reading
I couldn’t remember the exact date, but I knew it came after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, so my sponsor said December 1 seemed like a good choice. He and I had this conversation about three years into my recovery, which wasn’t even … Continue reading
In Alcoholics Anonymous, the first step is about recognizing that alcohol is ruining your life. That may seem a little obvious, but in practice it’s actually one of the biggest challenges an addict will ever face. In the first chapter … Continue reading → Continue reading
Holly and I rarely go to Barnes & Noble. Usually if we want a book, we end up at one of the independent bookstores around here. But last night we did go to Barnes & Noble. Holly said, “Let’s go … Continue reading → Continue reading