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Sexuality: In Sickness and Health

Posted 03-03-2013 at 11:21 AM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
Updated 03-04-2013 at 06:30 PM by wiscsober (grammar typos)

What defines homosexuality? What defines heterosexuality?
The answer lies in unconditional love.

I am not writing an argument. My intent is to foster acceptance. This all leads up to the poem at the end, a fictional account of love between two men who are at different points in recovery and illness. But, before hand I must write what I think is true.

I am not comparing homosexuality/heterosexuality to alcoholism/addiction. They are not choices -- so can not be...
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In Honor to our Fathers

Posted 02-22-2013 at 09:21 PM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
Updated 02-24-2013 at 12:59 PM by wiscsober (grammar, typos)
Tags amends , death , fathers , life , sons

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.
Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass";
"We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."

-- Harmon Killebrew

After making amends to my deceased father I was brought even greater joy. The anger and resentment I falsely held was replaced with acceptance, love, and understanding. I was able to see how great of a man he was. What he wasn’t...
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First Meetings, Literature, There is a Solution

Posted 02-03-2013 at 10:38 AM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
Updated 03-01-2013 at 06:17 AM by wiscsober (tense/grammar)

I like reading recovery blogs and posts; am interested in scholarly medical research papers concerning addictions, and reading Al-Anon material. Today, a lot of recovery thoughts have been flowing through my mind, fairly linear but obsessive.

I was thinking about my first AA and NA meetings. I have only fleeting memories, but I'll try to describe them, with a little embellisment.

Forever I am grateful to Andi M. who took it upon herself to talk with my mother. Andi...
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God questions

Posted 01-31-2013 at 08:15 AM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
Updated 02-07-2013 at 02:32 PM by wiscsober (grammar)

The question asked was: If you don't believe in god, what do you believe in? Through out the years, almost all of the time I have been annoyed by this question. First, I am agnostic. It is just as much of my fiber as my brain. I find the question intrusive. At times I explain the existence of god can not be proven, and believe prayers are useless and not answered. Of course this opens up a can of worms. The only time I ask someone about their belief in a higher power is when doing 12th step work...
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Agnostic Spiritual

Posted 01-29-2013 at 12:53 PM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
Updated 02-16-2013 at 06:58 AM by wiscsober

I limit opinions when I share in meetings. There are members who take offense or feel defensive. I am getting to the higher power subject soon. Bear with me. I think alcoholism is an inherited disease, and many alcoholics are born with a genetic predisposition that may lead to alcoholism/addiction. And, many people who do not inherit those conditions can become addicted through learned behavior with repeated abuse of alcohol.

I find this is sometimes necessary to voice in meetings,...
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