Author Archives: Jerome

About Jerome

I am a senior C# developer in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am also a recovering addict, who spent nearly eight years using methamphetamine. I write on my recovery blog about my lessons learned and sometimes give advice to others who have made similar mistakes, often from my viewpoint as an atheist, and I also write some C# programming articles on my programming blog.

In my fifth year clean feels like a weird way of putting it when I’m four years and a bit clean.

Excuse the long title and short post but I don’t have much to say today… While I was on leave recently, we (Josh and I) went to Gold Reef City with my brother, his wife, and Josh’s cousins. At one … Continue reading

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I finally watched the remake of It

Of all the movies we went to see in 2017, the remake of Stephen King’s It was not an option, because of the age restriction which would have prevented me taking my nine year old son along. Ever since then, … Continue reading

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Jesus the human sacrifice?

This post may be more than a little anti Christian, albeit written as respectfully as I can. If you don’t want to read that, stop reading now. You have been warned. I’ve been watching the first Season of Vikings with … Continue reading

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It’s time. Time to quit the cigarettes.

At the start of this month, I decided that my carton of cigarettes purchased with the monthly shopping would be my last. But as I’ve edged towards that target, the doubts have crept in and loomed large. Now I’m almost … Continue reading

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Funny how on meth, we see when other people are acting strangely, but not ourselves

This is something I realized years ago, but haven’t written about for a while. Recently reader “juststartedmethlastweek” commented the following: Ok here goes, we have been up for like 7-8 days now and still going strong. But all a sudden … Continue reading

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Tolerance

Just a quick draft between other things… I’ve been reminded again how important tolerance is. Another person who’s highly religious liked my comment somewhere… and again it made me think about how we can all learn from each other, in … Continue reading

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Daddy Bear for nearly two years now

It’s just over two weeks to a significant date for me – 15th December 2017 – and I don’t mean the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I mean the two year anniversary of the court date when foster … Continue reading

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