Author: Brian Kleber

33 year old transgender nonbinary United Methodist who is an addict in recovery. I live in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Gratitude Friday’s Resume

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Hello everyone! I’m blessed to be back writing for you all on Friday’s! I’ve been through some rocky times lately. I’m so grateful to be able to say that as of today I have 62 days clean from crystal meth, heroin, and needles. Life is too precious of a gift to just waste away. I’m grateful for the people who prayed for me while I was actively using. They literally saved my life - no joke because I OD on meth and I got a bad batch of heroin laced with another drug and instead of needing narcan I developed a severe allergic reaction. I should have died twice but I’m grateful I didn’t. I can’t wait to write more for you folxs here next week. Brian Lee *photo credit: Pinterest *

Gratitude For A Rebirth and Salvation Experience

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A Rebirth Experience Hello everyone! I'm so very sorry that I've been neglecting my personal blog but I've been going through a difficult three months. But the good news is that I'm on the upswing of things. I have been relapsing off and on for the last 2 1/2 to nearly 3 months. My last time I used was a three day run that got progressively worse. In the matter of three days I went from pills then tried heroin for the first time. I don't honestly know what made me try heroin but I loved it. I'm not going to lie to you all. I've always been upfront and honest with you folxs who read my blog. But I definitely don't like the devastation that it leaves afterwards. While I was still high - I managed to tell a friend what I had done the day prior to and what I had done that morning. Thi...

Gratitude for Elections

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I'm simultaneously joyful about the changes that came to the nation and to Pa and heartbroken for those of you around the country who have worked so damn hard to see change happen, only to be told, "Not yet." Still you have ushered in the cusp, the last of a breath held before exhale, the final inches of the crest of a wave, the steepest climb of the bell curve. You are showing up to oppose the weight of entrenched injustice, and the scales are beginning to tip. Momentum is mass X velocity, and there is more of both to come. I see you all and I admire you. We who are celebrating today will not ignore the dangers you'll continue to face in the next two to six years. *Thanks to Ophelia Hu Kinney for allowing me to borrow her words for this blog post* Ophelia managed to capture what I...