Tag Archives: alcoholism

Blinded

April 27 Blinded Alcoholism hits me like a kind of blindness.  I stagger through the living room cursing anyone who changes familiar placement or published timetables. Just like every aspect of this disease, shocked sightlessness, is mine to deal with.  … Continue reading

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Noun, Verb, Adjective

July 12   NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE     Model Sobriety (mod`el so-bri`i te), n., v., adj., 1. model sobriety acts like clay. Durable and flexible it molds to any situation.  2. model sobriety is like a clotheshorse; everything you put … Continue reading

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The First We

October 10       The First We   Before powerlessness can be dealt with, before unmanageability can be faced, it is imperative that the “WE” is embraced.  It is the first and last job of sobriety. Initially the human … Continue reading

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No Substitute for Fire

October 1         No Substitute for Fire   I wanted alcohol to do better for me than burning did.  I was constantly disappointed, yet I kept trying.  I was not to find pleasure in that bottle though … Continue reading

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Oh the Wells Fargo Wagon

September 10       Oh the WellsFargoWagon       Tying myself to one rail of a set of railroad tracks gets me the same results as tying myself to the other.  Swapping one chemical fix for another is … Continue reading

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Old Nasty

July 13       Old Nasty     My addiction is like a Percheron, bigger and more powerful than I am, but what I have learned is that if I treat this horse with due respect and a guiding … Continue reading

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Tea Totaler

June 19       Tea Totaler     My alcoholism was anonymous even while I was active.  My destruction was internal, outside evidence kept to a minimum.  It is easy to understand why so many from my past as … Continue reading

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