Thirst Quenching

His craving for alcohol was the equivalent, on a low level, of the spiritual thirst of our being for wholeness, expressed in medieval language: the union with God. – Carl Jung, in a letter to Bill Wilson, 1961 I am not a religious person. Doesn’t mean I am anti-religion.  I have just never taken to…

Fetching Water, Chopping Wood

Work has always been fertile ground for my alcoholism to grow.  People telling me what to do (how dare they?), clashing personalities (how dare you oppose me!) and the availability of alcohol (they gave me, an alcoholic, keys to the liquor room)…these were a few of the reasons that work and I didn’t mix well.  No…