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Twelve gripping tales of amends, God might be all forgiving but the state of Mississippi tends to be a little more hard nosed

Twelve gripping tales of amends, God might be all forgiving but the state of Mississippi tends to be a little more hard nosed

Twelve gripping tales of amends, God might be all forgiving but the Police tend to be a little more hard nosed about some things In purse or pocket we deposit our pride for our ego has been a wobbling curse in a wallard out sprocket just out of sight.  The number one fear is speaking […]

This Drunk Dream Is On Me

This Drunk Dream Is On Me

To sleep per chance to drink, to shuck reality for the fantasy that is alive in the subconsciousness of every drunk In the Grapevine an old timer talks about the phenomenon of “drunk dreams” in sobriety  “After almost twenty-five years of continued sobriety, one of those dreams entered my sleeping mind.” I recently had a “drinking dream.” […]

We Have Met The Enemy, And He is Us

We Have Met The Enemy, And He is Us

In the early days of A.A. your recovery started with what was called “The surrender” The surrender was more than important; it was a must. Bob E., who came into A.A. in February 1937, recalled that after five or six days in the hospital.”When you indicated that you were serious, they told you to get […]

Emergency Pack: The Triage Triangle

Triangle check-list, resentment, fear, guilt and shame-busters By Tim M.  As  found in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous The AA symbol—the triangle in the circle—represents the wholeness, the soundness of mind, body, and spirit, that comes from living inside the triangle it contains, the triangle of recovery, unity, and service. This will serve as […]

Brutal to the noodle, mincemeat or strudel

Last evening a newcomer named Kevin engaged Glenn and I in a self absorbed pity party in the half measures smoking section. Kevin went on and on how his life was fearful and fraught with hopelessness. I listened intently with young Kevin’s rationalizations, justifications and minimizations.  Kevin stated that he had a Big Book Glenn […]

Before the half way through door

The phrase “Before we are half way through” (page 83 of the Alcoholics Anonymous book) does not refer to Step Five. It refers to Step Nine  that being the step where we make our amends. The full text reads: “If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we […]