Conscious Catholicism

3 days no smoking and I’m feeling pretty good. It becomes easier and easier as you go along. The key for me is learning to deal with stressful situations, or bar scenes. I’ve started smoking again almost always when I’m in a bar and have been drinking. Well, there’s the obvious answer then. My new house will be a non-smoking one, except out on the porch. I think that will be really helpful to me, not to mention the critters that live indoors. Don’t get me wrong, I like smoking. I genuinely do. There are certain situations were it’s almost called for that one would be smoking, like for example; In a bar while drinking, or at a cafe sipping on coffee. The health difficultys some folks end up with are part and parcel of living as far as I’m concerned. There are just as many folks that end up with cancer or heart disease or hit by the random passing car ( like my mother for example). We are all going to die, granted one doesn’t need to accelerate the process and for some folks smoking does that. There are numerous folks that have lived there whole lives smoking without the associated problems that smoking contributes to. I’m stopping because I’m not one of those folks. My breathing is NOT the same as someone my age who doesn’t smoke. There is the beginnings of asthma and chronic bronchitis. It’s time to stop and clean my body out. Thankfully, I’m not one of those intolerable ex-smokers. I will always support anothers right to injest what they chose into there own body. It’s not the goverments job to tell me what I can or cannot do with myself. Well, time to go pickup some grocerys and then Mike (from work). Barbequing tonight followed by Big Brother.


Born in New York, Educated in the Berkshires, Became an adult in CA and found my Soul in Seattle. I'm a bearish middle aged, happy man who lives w my husbear in the OC.