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The Daily Jedi: Freedom

Posted Today at 01:45 AM by Johno1967

I will never forget the night sitting on a train I watched my Father Play poker with a stranger as they drank whisky. I watched my father lose one round after the other until he was broke. The man who had emptied my father’s wallet asked “have you got anything left to wager”? My father nodded in my direction and said drunkenly “the Boy”. The man nodded and said “OK”. They played their hand and my Father won and soon had most of his money back. It seemed like his luck had returned, I’m still undecided...
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The Daily Jedi: Adapt

Posted Yesterday at 01:49 AM by Johno1967

Probably because I grew up in an age when entitlement was not in common usage and the euphemism “no free lunches” was the order of the day. I have never expected much of either in life. In many ways “The School of Hard Knocks” was a blessing. I knew how it felt to go to bed with an empty stomach as a child. To be ridiculed by other children in the playground for coming to school day in day out with the same set of clothes. For being different and odd. To have the shame of being known as the kid,...
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june 2017

Posted 06-23-2017 at 01:11 PM by ardy

happier and safer Toots.. Eddie Lee is on a med that is working.. so looking forward to summer 2017.....https://youtu.be/mkBS4zUjJZo?list=RDmkBS4zUjJZo
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The Daily Jedi: Scars run deep.

Posted 06-23-2017 at 01:30 AM by Johno1967

Some scars are invisible.

Being a survivor of childhood physical and psychological abuse, family tragedy, a veteran of military service and a recovering alcoholic I understand why people who go through different types of trauma in their lives can suffer from PTSD. For many years I expressed the anger, anxiety and depression so common among PTSD sufferers. I turned to alcohol for help as many do and self-medicated heavily. My scars ran deep but none were visible they were emotional...
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Reading List

Posted 06-22-2017 at 01:29 PM by MyRecoveredLife

About a month ago, we had a pot luck barbecue at our house. During the course of that day, a friend of mine said something to the effect about the “thirteen books of required reading” in AA. I was intrigued but did not have a chance to discuss it further with him until recently. About a week ago, I asked him about the “list” he alluded to and where I could get my hands on it. I must admit, I was a little embarrassed by his answer. You see, I have professed to many new members of AA to “start reading...
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