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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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KISS vs. KIS Failure Relapse Huh?

Posted 02-10-2013 at 01:04 PM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
Updated 03-03-2013 at 05:53 PM by wiscsober (grammar - for now)
Tags failure , kiss , relapse

Sponsor: If I gave you a case of beer and three liters of vodka would you let me drill a hole in your head?
Sponsee: If a naked woman ain’t involved I’m not interested - ASJIMU

KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid, has to be taken with a grain of salt. I think it is demeaning and unproductive to this recovering addict. I live by “Keep It Simple.” KIS is positive, but makes a crappy acronym, and will never rise to the level of acceptance as KISS. When working the AA 12-steps...
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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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