The Bravest and Most Beautiful

I went to my sponsor’s 5-year medallion tonight.  He celebrated five years of continuous sobriety in a packed church hall.  He was surrounded by countless friends and family as people rose, read parts of the preamble and then swooned us all with wonderful adjectives and stories about the man who first helped me when I…

I Never Saw Perspective Like That…And A Big Thank You

Yesterday was my day in court.  Or to be more accurate, one of my days – I count it my 8th or 9th day in court.  My sentence was at hand, as many of you know.  Just yet another day at the office.  And in doing so, it was time for me to pull out the monkey…

Take A Penny Leave a Penny

I wasn’t supposed to be there. On my way to one of my favourite Thursday meetings, the dynamic duo of slow drivers and driving rain conspired to thwart my efforts in arriving there at a goodly time.  I knew of the local meeting by my house, so I drove back around, grabbed a Ventastic Quintuple…

I Don’t Need You

I don’t need you. This was my mantra.  This was my warrior code.  This was the mortar in my wall that I used to block you out.  I didn’t need you – never did before, so why would I now? I liked to be the macho guy, to be the martyr who suffered, <sniff!>, so that you could…

Where are all the real alcoholics??

Warning – several character defects are starring in this post…my spiritual fitness centre has closed for the long weekend.    Beware. I have been frustrated as of late. Working with others is something that I really look forward to (specifically, sponsorship), and when I do work with others, whether it be encouragement, service, sharing before…