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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.

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