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Brad Pade@BradPade
August 01, 2020

I had a great week with son and 5 other scouts in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Northern Tier high adventure camp.

It's physically tough not just canoeing but also portaging. This is the many, many lakes between Minnesota and Canada. You carry your canoes and gear to get from lake to lake. It's the only way to get there other than sea plane.

Just an incredibly beautiful place. Here's a sunset from our campsite and a sunrise view from my hammock.

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Sober October - Day 19 - The Black Dog

Yesterday I celebrated seven years of sobriety. It was a perfect day. I took two naps. Worked on Dumpster Fire with Maggie and Sam. Ate sushi and watched the Dodgers game 7 while live-chatting with the phetasy.com community. Friends reached out to congratulate me and catch up. I marveled at how calm and stable my life is currently. After decades of chaos, the fact that my life looks supremely boring and normal is undoubtedly the biggest miracle of sobriety. And there have been many.

But the day after an anniversary is always weird. It’s appropriate that it falls on a Monday this year because it feels like a Monday no matter what day it falls on. Yesterday I woke up filled with gratitude, humbled by how much I have in my life and feeling a sense of connection to the people in my life, God and the community we are building here. Joy. Optimism. Hope.

Today, the black dog scratches at the door. Depression sniffs around, looking for a place to get comfy. Nothing happened that I ...

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So you know, I'm just sitting down to a plate of homemade guacamole and homemade chips.

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