Sober Curious

Becoming sober is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and to be perfectly blunt. I don’t think that AA and the Twelve Steps are conducive to healing, not for people who don’t claim the gender identity of male. That’s for damn sure. It’s a program created by men, for men, and it’s built around a culture of shame. You are the one that is broken, if you don’t follow the program, that’s on you. You are the person that needs to reach out to everyone around you and tell them how sorry you are for being a fuck up. Oh and also, you better remember that if you slip up even once, you’ll probably be a toothless hag in the streets with a bottle of rubbing alcohol up your sleeve.

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Fermentation, The Gut + How to make ginger beer

Humanity came to understand fermentation the same way we do most things, by accident. A spoiled barrel of grapes transforming into a batch of primitive wine. The process is actually quite simple. Enzymes convert the starch in plants into sugar, then into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Logically, what plant (or plants) are fermented determine what the finished product becomes. We…

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