The Weekly Package
Web Exclusive: The Steps at Sea
A dispute on an isolated, ocean-going ship led him to turn to the Fourth Step for a spiritual solution
"I work on ocean-going ships. There is a great deal of beauty in this as well as loneliness."
I work on ocean-going ships. There is a great deal of beauty in this as well as loneliness. The money is good and the daily savings provided by free food and lodging has a multiplier effect. It’s what I have done for my adult life. The stresses of possible call-outs at any hour, difficulties with foreign languages and the workers we meet, the extremes of climate, as well as lack of meetings are all a part of this life. Of course the personalities we meet are as challenging as in any other occupation, perhaps more so as there are no weekends away from the office.
Get a dose of Higher Power here
June 2013: Without a net
Giving it away to keep it
June 2013: Diagnosis: fear, cure: action
New to AA? Find sober support
June 2013: Losing my religion
They've experienced it all ... sober
June 2013: The happiest boy in the world
- Emotional Sobriety
Dry drunk no more
June 2013: My big fat sober wedding
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
June 2013: Bang Bam Boom!