Time Out

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I had been out of bed for exactly eight minutes, and the disease was right in my face, a force that almost knocked me over. I was totally into resentment. “Woe is me. It takes so long to prepare my abstinent breakfast. I could be doing other things.” Then, quickly, powerfully, and closer, the voice of Higher Power. Today, it wasn’t the still, small voice, but a swift, hard kick in the behind. “So, have you forgotten the hours you used to spend preparing your main trigger food? Have you forgotten how much time you spent running to convenience stores

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