From the September 2010 magazine.


Blindness was a sad state of affairs until he changed on the inside

I HAVE been blessed to become sober on Nov. 6, 1996, while in an Oklahoma prison. I became blind in September 1997, while I was in prison, after a brain surgery that went bad. After that surgery I spent the next two years blind and in prison--a sad state of affairs. I made it by changing on the inside first.

My story is about a bad negative attitude. The main reason I drank and drugged over the past many years was this: Reality and sobriety sucked! I was not raised with wisdom or common sense, nor was I taught to use it. Like a lot of alcoholics, I grew up in an alcoholic home with...

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Tulsa, Okla.