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November 2012: Keep Dreaming

She was going to be an astronaut, but instead was rocketed into the fourth dimension

Most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists. Nearly every one of us had wished to do great good, perform great deeds, and embody great ideals. We are all perfectionists who, failing perfection, have gone to the other extreme and settled for the bottle and the blackout. Providence, through AA, had brought us within reach of our highest expectations.

—Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

And counting ... three ...
I drank myself out of all my “potential.” I wanted to be an astronaut, and the best I could do was to become a... Login to read more
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