Disclosure & Comment Policy

Hello, In the interest of being open and honest about my intentions with this My Duct Tape Life section of The Order of Thelemic Knights website, I present the My Duct Tape Life Disclosure Policy. Otherwise known  as The Feds Want To Know My Business So Here It Is Policy.…

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Substance Use and Abuse Comes of Age…

Surge of Older Adults & Substance Use Disorder. Are American Providers Prepared? Copyright © 2017 Michael Walden  § Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § The number of older adult, those fifty years of age and older, is growing rapidly. Many older adults use over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription…

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My Duct Tape Life

This is my own little section of the Order of Thelemic Knights website. This is where I share more of me rather than material on Thelema or OTK topics. Please read my Disclosure and Comment Policy for more information. We’ve all been hurt. We’ve all broken things in our lives. Many of these hurts…

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Fear and Loathing In The U.S.A.

It’s seems to be a long standing tradition here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. to whine and complain not only about pressing “one” for English, but about people from other countries learning to speak English. Well, let me tell you something… Let’s address the “press one for English”…

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Why Yes I Am! I Am Mad Bro…

I wrote this in 2013 when the pithy phrase “You mad bro?” was so popular. Funny how things do not change. In many ways, this is going to appear as a “stream of consciousness” post. I make no apologies, take from it what you will and let the rest disappear…

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This Fever of You

This Fever Of You It burns – This fever of you. The sparks of its flame alight Everywhere and nowhere. Blind my eyes – Yet I smell your skin. Remove all scent – Yet I hear your voice. Block my ears – Yet I taste your lips. Close my mouth…

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Twelve Steps to Freedom?

 § Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § What is a Twelve-Step program? In simple terms a Twelve-Step program is a list of guiding principles that outline a course of action for the recovery process. There are many Twelve-Step programs aimed at helping people recover from a wide…

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Meetings – Are They Necessary?

§ Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § If you are at all familiar with 12-Step programs you have most likely heard the expression “meeting makers make it” or something similar. Group meetings are the crux of most 12-Step programs, but are they really an effective tool in…

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Sponsorship And Recovery

§ Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § Almost all recovery groups make abundant use of catch-phrases and slogans. “Just for today”, “meeting makers make it”, “let go & let God”, “it works if you work it”, “fake it til you make it“, “take life on life’s terms”, are just a…

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Religion, Spirituality And Recovery

 § Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § Most recovery programs, especially Twelve-Step programs, place a heavy dependence on spirituality. Time after time this has proven to be troublesome for many people in the early stages of recovery, including me. Writing about religion and spirituality in an open…

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