From the December 1999 magazine.

Your Move

Safe, sound, and asleep

 

Responses from readers to the question, "Where do you intend to be on New Year's Eve?"

What are my plans for December 31, 1999? Having the freedom to make decisions, my intent is to keep right on doing what I've been doing since June 1978--choose not to drink booze. Why muck up twenty-one-plus years--and lose my freedom of decision as well? This freedom didn't come easily, and I don't understand quite how it did come. I didn't plan to be an alcoholic but that's what I became. I suspect it took the intervention of my Higher Power to snatch me from the clutches of booze and give me the freedom to choose.

-- David R.

Princeton, New Jersey

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