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Vacation is all I ever wanted

Posted 03-26-2013 at 09:03 PM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
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I have been in the Los Angeles area since Thursday. Tomorrow is my 52nd birthday. I am enjoying a sober vacation with the sons. I needed to get away from the Wisconsin winter. I have been to the beach, Getty Art Museum, La Brea tar pits and points in between. I got a bit sunburned. Life is good. I plan on attending an AA meeting in the Carson area. This Thursday I plan on flying to Roanoke and spend the weekend with my other son, and then back to Wisconsin. I spent quite a bit of time poolside and...
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Sexuality: In Sickness and Health

Posted 03-03-2013 at 12:21 PM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
Updated 03-04-2013 at 07:30 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 10:21 PM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
Updated 02-24-2013 at 01:59 PM by wiscsober (grammar, typos)
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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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Amends to the Dead

Posted 02-17-2013 at 05:22 PM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
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Head South Towards Heaven

Wisconsin was in my father’s eyes.
Cigarettes and the paper mill took his lungs.
Tennessee was his blood. Surely he would
have liked his hymn-wrapped bones
carried back to Memphis
laid down at the old Ames Plantation.


Joyfully and accepting I go to my grave
because dark times and dark things
have been transformed
into the sober life you promised me.


My gift for amends is
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Humility: Nothing To See Here...Move Along

Posted 02-15-2013 at 03:53 PM by wiscsober (Gee Bee's Sober Life)
Updated 02-16-2013 at 11:45 PM by wiscsober (typos grammar)
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“When I announced to all who would listen that I attained humility, I promptly lost it." - ME

Earlier I blogged that I am discouraged by research stating the grave numbers of AA/NA failure rates. I wanted to know where were the research numbers showing success rates. I thought it was a novel idea until I read a blurb in a recent AA Grapevine that mentioned a study done by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRUSM). The results are in Substance Abuse, Sept....
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