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Jamie Celebrates 10 Years of Sobriety!

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha I love this quote. It sort of surprises me that I am coming up on ten years clean and still have to work … Continue reading

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Wedding Celebration

All the preparations were complete. The moment had arrived. As Jamie, Joyce, and Hannah stepped out of the limousine, I was overcome by a flood of emotions that had unknowingly been stored in my heart for quite some time. These … Continue reading

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Gratefulness

I am so grateful for angels.  Angels guided and lifted us up during the worst moments of Jamie’s addiction.  The year was 1977.  Jamie was deeply involved with drugs and alcohol.  In September of that year, I wrote this song … Continue reading

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From Response to Repose

“I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.” – lyrics from Amazing Grace It’s funny how 14 familiar words can take on an entirely new meaning in the blink of an eye.  My wife … Continue reading

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The Time For Healing Is Now!

A Course in Miracles states, “It is the privilege of the forgiven to forgive.” Forgiveness, according to the course, is the healing of the perception of separation. What a relief it is for me to know that I am not … Continue reading

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“I Chose Life”

It Went Without Saying co-author Jamie Chupka shares her story of recov­ery on the web­site for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services… “My name is Jamie, and I am a grate­ful recov­er­ing addict. I have learned that using … Continue reading

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It’s About Community

Here is a heart warm­ing arti­cle from the Troy Record about Joyce’s receiv­ing the YWCA’s Resourceful Woman of the Year award! “The phrase Resourceful Woman wasn’t some­thing that was in my imme­di­ate vocab­u­lary, but to me it means it’s regard­ing the source of … Continue reading

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