I always figured I would die at my desk. I was afraid I couldn’t face retirement because I wouldn’t stay sober with so much free time available.
Choosing to Decide
When we get to AA, many of us are told that if we are real alcoholics, we “have lost the power of choice in drink,” as it says in the Big Book. We don’t get to choose whether we drink or not.
The Great Escape
On this particular day, I needed courage because I was on a mission. I walked into the local social club and sat on my favorite barstool and downed a couple of whiskey highballs.
Thank You Ladies
I was never a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. If I made them, they were general and half-hearted.
We had some old kitchen barstools from the 1980s. They were here when we moved into our house. They were big, bulky, heavy and in very poor condition.
One night in London
On the 5th of August, 1968, at about 7:00 in the evening, I was walking up and down Holborn Kingsway in London. I was of two minds as to whether or not I would enter a certain building.
Grapevine Daily Quote February 22
"“For me, there is a direct coupling of the Tenth Step and Step Two. The more sanity, the quicker the admission that I am wrong. It is much easier today to get rid of an overreaction at the thought level before it becomes a spoken word and then a physical act. “Now I can see that sanity is steadily being restored to me so that I can use the other Steps to greater advantage.”"