There is  an ocean that’s not made of water. It’s an ocean made only of desire and temptation. It’s inviting. Alluring. The Siren’s call. Calling you. Its waves and its immensity excite you. It’s intoxicating. You want it. You sense that it also wants you. And so you don’t worry about the price. You don’t … Continue reading Lifelines

Breaking The Law

Sometimes I look back on my long drinking career at the milestones that were arrests for drunk driving. So easily I could have killed people on those occasions. I could have killed myself. Maybe there were times I was trying to. My drunken choices had me on a course of self destruction. For a little … Continue reading Breaking The Law

Balloon Ride

This morning I heard a woman at the podium tell of her journey from an alcoholic bottom into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. An older woman with over thirty years of sobriety, she was funny and candid and radiated joy throughout her story. She had a great message for me today. She talked about how … Continue reading Balloon Ride