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Day 163 of sobriety

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Day 163 of sobriety

I know A.A. is Alcoholics Anonymous.  I choose to share my experiences with alcoholism to help others.  Some at AA have hit bottom that is much worst than mine.  Some fellow members of AA have lost their jobs, friends, family, their health.  Today I have been sober for 163 days - I am loving it.  I was not a drunk, I just drank too much.  I have a wonderful family, life and career.  I love the gems of wisdom that I hear at my daily AA meetings - 1.  You can tell an alcoholic, but you can't tell him much....

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Today at AA meeting

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Today at AA meeting

Today's meeting at AA was lively as usual.  Anon #1 said, "I still have the stinkin' thinkin'.  He meant that he still thinks of how good it would feel to knock down a couple of drinks and escape reality for a few moments.  This same brother has liver aliments and is estranged from his family.  BUT, he is trying, he is attending AA daily.  He is on the right track.  Another brother, during his sharing time said that he went into a clients office today that is a film production company.  The company had just finished post production on their...

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Ready for Retirement

Darrell Griffin

Ready for Retirement

Hello, my name is Darrell Griffin, Sr.  I am only a couple of months away from retirement age.  BUT, I am just getting a second wind.  At 64 I am a works in process, I am not perfect, never will be.  I am an alcoholic.  I am currently the Co-CEO for Quick Easy reads.  I am a CPA/MBA.  I live in Northridge, CA with my family.  I spend about half my time writing.  I have multiple sclerosis and it has been 7 years since I had brain surgery.  I have five living children.  Our oldest son, Darrell Griffin, Jr. was...

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Why My Life Backwards

Darrell Griffin

Why My Life Backwards

We can not go back and correct our past lives.  Once something happens it happens. In a conflict the victor get to write history.  This is one reason that I always regard historical documents with a certain amount of trepidation. My wife, Kim and I have had some mind-blowing (if you were born during the 50's, 60's or 70's you will understand this term) experiences in our 32 year marriage.  When we got married all was great for twenty years; no one died, there were a few marriages, a few births. All was good.  Then the decade starting with 2000...

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