Ode to Q-L-F (This Ode Contains Words Some May Find Offensive)

QLF KTC

Everyday in every group, Three letters appear that tell a truth. You’ve seen them before, you know what they are! The letters Q-L-F, a great story by far. I got to digging, and started asking around. Sure glad I did, and here’s what I found. This story you’ll love, and … Continue reading

Ode To Day NINETY-NINE! – Committed

99 Days Of Freedom

Do you hear that sound? The train is coming for me! Tomorrow will mark 100 days free! I’ve worked my ass off to make it this far, Done some weird things, you might call Bazaar. Like one day I was craving really, really, bad, Didn’t want to give in, but … Continue reading

Ode To Day 98 – What’s Different This Time?

The Gun In America

I woke up this morning with one thing on my mind: Simply, I’ve never stayed quit for such a long time. Sure I’ve done it before, many times in the past, No more than 3 days, my quit wouldn’t last. I tried to think, Why is this unlike before?” What’s … Continue reading

Giving Thanks For My Quit & KTC

KTC Thanksgiving

Last week the KillTheCan.org forums celebrated it’s 9 year anniversary of helping people quit chewing tobacco. As we’ve done in the past, we had a one-day, site-wide roll call where folks put their name on a line and promised to be quit from nicotine for that day. The results were… outstanding. I wanted to … Continue reading

Ode To Day 97 – You Look Like A Fool

Electronic Gaming Monthly Issue 97

Was talking with a bro ’bout how dumb dip is, How stupid we looked when puttin’ that shit in. Don’t know about you, but I thought it was cool, Even when my girl said, “you look like a fool”. Most of us dipped through nite and through day, The thought … Continue reading

Ode To Day 92 – The Marathon Continues

1992 Dream Team

So today a few more hit the 100 day mark, Big shout to OB, NICKALD and Worktowin you’ve got some heart! Many of us are pushing to where you got. Those that think it’s easy, are full of shit, IT’S NOT! We all have our demons, I sure know I … Continue reading

Ode To Day 91 – Pride Setting In

Ode To The Quitter - 91

The countdown’s begun, ten days and I’m there. It sure ain’t been easy. Yeah, I’ve had a scare. A couple of days in, and I was ready to cave. But my brother’s reminded me of an early grave. It was totally my fault when I took my first dip. I … Continue reading

Ode To Day 90 – Who’s Leaning On Me?

MAD Magazine Issue 90

What does it mean to really be quit? A pledge? A choice? Or just giving some lip? By “lip” I mean just talking the talk. Saying your quit but not walking the walk. Anyone can say it, right from the start, But your actions speak louder, they come from the … Continue reading