August 14th, 2012

Me

Two Years

Today marks two years since I broke my drug addiction to nicotine! I’m as surprised as anyone that I made it this long after twenty years of smoking regularly. I can’t say it’s always been easy, but it’s been empowering as hell to know I beat it.

I’ve been lucky, too. There’s no indication of lung cancer, emphysema, or debilitating lung damage. Probably, I quit just in time, but I still have a year or two to go before I can be considered fully in the clear. (Apparently, one’s risk of developing lung cancer continues for a few years after quitting. That’s how rough this stuff is.)

Also, by my calculations, I’ve saved nearly $6,000!

Originally published at Nicholas Kaufmann. You can comment here or there.

Me

Another CHASING THE DRAGON Review

Author and prolific social media presence Robert N. Lee has a glowing review of Chasing the Dragon over at his Google+ page. Here’s the pull-quote:

I read Chasing the Dragon, finally, this morning. And it’s pretty great, not really a zombie story so much (but they’re in it, called “meat puppets” here, with good reason) as a little piece of an honest to god saga. I wished there were more books, or more of this one that had fallen out the back, at least, when I got done….Nice work.

You can see the full post by clicking the link above — though I should warn you, the comments devolved rather quickly into a discussion of the ’80s pop bands Saga and Asia, for some reason. Ah well. It’s better than talking about reading, I guess!

Originally published at Nicholas Kaufmann. You can comment here or there.