The Simple Pleasures
After the turbulence of a drinking life, he appreciates the small things like writing on an April morning
It's an early April morning and I'm sitting here at my writing desk. In itself, it probably sounds like nothing special, but to me, it's a miracle.
A little over three years ago, I had made a mess of my life. I was 46 years old, living in a chaotic, filthy farmhouse along with five other middle-aged alcoholic men and whatever stragglers came through to get wrecked on a daily basis.
This was yet one more bottom for me. I'd been in similar circumstances in 1991 when I was introduced to AA by a probation officer. The only difference between back then and now was that I was now...
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