It feels good to be in a group where everyone more or less agrees with you. It's strange how one different idea can be shot down with, "It's not all about you, you know? Consider the rest of us." I surely am not asking to be pampered, but, when the topic is sexism suddenly I … Continue reading Babies need Pampers, not Feminists
You've likely heard these terms before: Steppers, Non-Steppers, Ex-Steppers, 13 Steppers, Pro-AA, and Anti-AA. Each of these terms are divisive between only 2 worlds: The world of AA and those opposed to AA. What about everyone else? How do we educate the rest of the world fighting to end addiction about the problems in Alcoholics … Continue reading How to Save the Steppers (Outreach Goals)
Big Book Burn and Return Challenge This November my friend Jason Bartley posted a video on YouTube challenging people to either return their Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book to the organization or burn their Big Book if they prefer. Similar to the “ice bucket challenge” which went viral many moons ago, the Big Book Burn and … Continue reading Big Book Burn or Return Challenge!
*This is from a blog I wrote in 2012, i am reprinting it here today. I wrote this a month after leaving 12 step rehab--- feeling a bit shaken, but not stirred. * http://almighty-blogstars.blogspot.com/2012/02/slap-in-face.html A Slap In The Face Evidently, it doesn't seem to matter to drug and alcohol counselors that Alcoholics Anonymous virtually ignores … Continue reading A Slap in the Face
"What's a pretty thing like you doing working at a hardware store?" Asks a man with a half-smile, half-snarl, his hands stained with motor oil as he hands me a crinkled twenty dollar bill.I work at a hardware store. The majority of customers are men. This week, another creepy, old man with a disheveled beard, … Continue reading I Don’t Need A Meeting