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Joined: Jan 18 2009
Me again!

Anyone...I mean anyone...that would like to contact me and talk can e-mail me at crypticalmystic@yahoo.com

Later ya'll.

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Joined: Jan 18 2009
Looking for Community,Kindess, and Love

It's been a while since I have involved myself in any type of Grateful Dead forum. A visit from a friend and a weekend of GD DVD's inspired an overwhelming urge to reconnect. I was a newbie, I started touring in 1990 and saw The Boy's off and on until Jerry's passing. I tried to hang on for Further, The Other Ones, and The Dead but as we all know....times have changed. Although I picked up from my days with the Dead an amazing path of discovery...I also picked up drug addiction. I tried to start a family, tried to make it in babylon, but I picked up opiates (pharmies) and I fell...and fell hard. Even though it is difficult...it is all part of the path...and I am better off for it. I am clean..I am sober...and I am now a Wharf Rat...never woulda thunk it!

Watching those videos inspired me. I miss all of you. I... love...all of you, and I need to reconnect with my family. Sitting in this boring old town of 16000 people I realize how few of us there really are, although then I thought we were going to take over the world :). It's kinda sad that we have to rely on a cybercommunity but beggers can't be choosers. I know it's still out there...but it's alot tougher than any time in history (just ask the old schoolers what they thought of us newbies). But I absorbed something, and I live with it everyday.

I wish to make some new friends here, and in particular those who understand the ramifications and consequences of drug addiction. Along with the drug addiction, I have had a string of unhealthy relationships. And I don't mean to debase this forum as simply a place to "hook up", but I am looking for that sunshine daydream that contains all of the light that the Grateful Dead personified. Drug addiction and unhealthy thinking has jaded my perception of the American woman, and I had a flash that If anyone had the kind of understanding, compassion, and light that I needed it would be a wharf rat that could restore my faith in a female.

I'm a 36 year old male with a passion for philosophy and esoteric religion (throw in some conspiracy theory) who is seeking a Sugar Mag ,preferably an old schooler who saw the boys in the seventies or eighties, that would like to be my friend and/or promulagate a relationship.
I also look forward to making some friends here along the way.

With all Love, Light, and Laughter................Crypticalmystic

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Joined: Jan 19 2009
Greetings

Checking in as I'm new to this site. I saw 13 shows back in 86-88. I got sober in 89. 20 years later, I'm on board for the DC and Charlottesville shows in April! How do I find you guys at the shows? Much love, Ted

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Joined: Sep 28 2008
2 balloons

thanx dancer. i havent thought of that song in years. saw jerrry joseph here in portland yrs ago.theres another song that hits close too. need to get that CD again. talk about a god shot!

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Joined: Jan 18 2009
two balloons

I find the conversation here inspiring. As one who lost some friends along the way, and knowing many on this forum had their own brushes, I thought I would post the lyrics to a favorite Jerry Joseph tune - a kind of reminder and tribute to our journey:

I got two balloons - a red one and a white one
well, I found them underneath somebody's tongue
Two balloons - a means to find my courage
well, it's easier and cleaner than a gun

I lie to you - and everybody else I know
I'm embarrassed to acknowledge I am well
And I fear the truth - and lie at every meeting
it's important to impress you with the chill - with the chill

If I could give you any gift I'd give you strength and comfort in your eyes
But I left my higher power and I did not have the nerve to say goodbye - say goodbye

If I could fly I'd make like a coyote
well, I'd try to shake the shame like it's a trap
Afraid to die - while killing myself slowly
it means paying less attention to the map - to the map

Girl, I'd love to tell you something but I haven't got the words you wanna hear
so I sit here with my balloons - a painless way to kill a couple years - a couple years

And I will try to cool my head and calm my heart

Well, I know that it will kill me but I hope that I can own it in the end
til then I'll be proud and happy to consider my balloons my only friends - only friends

I got two balloons - a red one and a white one
well, I found them underneath somebody's tongue
Two balloons - a means to find my courage
cuz it's easier and cleaner than a gun

I got two balloons...

-Jerry Joseph on "Love and Happiness"

(lyrics might be a little off, but close - this is the way I play it these days, anyway)

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Joined: Jan 17 2009
anyone sober for hartford in april?

Started touring in '88 had good times, been sober since 12/26/07 i needed that miracle! now with tour coming I'm really afraid, want to go soooo bad but can't jeapordize my second chance at life- matty

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springtour

hi yall
is anyone going to be manning table?
if you're interested in a glitter supply, let me know.
peace, blondie

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Joined: Sep 28 2008
wharfrat in portland

newbie to net and having hard time contacting info on web site. anybody could PM me info for NW rats, newsletter chats, online of f2 meetings would be great! see u at shoreline!

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freinds of the wharf rats

m.barcadero that is one of the funniest stories ive heard in a long time! my first show me and ex tripping around and saw a big circle at the concert. dude stood up and said hi my name is.... and i havent done..........for 6 mo. we looked at each other and exclaimed dead AA??? of corse now i know all about. :)

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Joined: Oct 12 2008
hey guys!!!

Well, I did my second lead last night...it was grate!!! Looking soooo forward to April. Anywayz, grate to meet u 2 UL, I think I fixed my pm, will u try again 2 c if it works...Peace, love, n sobriety!!! ttyl-gratefully-hcm

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