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Joel Gould completing the PULA half ironman

Welcome to Stay Tuned...or Don't

Time is a weird thing. We track it in so many different ways...birthdays, anniversaries (school, work, wedding), deaths…and for people like me…days without a drink. 

As of April 19th, 1994 I have not had a drink of alcohol (or drugs). Other than breathing, I can’t think of anything I’ve done mildly correctly for a longer period in my life. 

Sometimes it was hard. Sometimes it was less hard. Though, in retrospect, I can see that the alternative would have been a substantially more difficult path for me…and those around me.

For me, not drinking just gave me a seat at the table…a chance to play in the game. Nothing more. Nothing less. Life still happened…the good, the bad, the tragic, the fantastic…and the laughter. Holy shit…laughter is the best medicine.

Several years ago I decided that if I made it to 7,300 days without a drink, I would celebrate by taking my family on a 20-day adventure (one day for every 365 days without a drink). 

During that time I thought I would begin to start thanking all of the folks who let me sit next to them, listened to me, supported me, employed me, and married me over the past few years.

Please note....I was better at drinking than I am at writing…so please forgive all the mistakes and read the posts for what they are worth. 

Stay tuned….or don’t.

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