Quirky Life
I have spent over 40 years of my life addicted to one drug or another and alcohol. I smoked marijuana from the age of 13 to the age of 30 on a daily basis. I worked so I could make enough money to buy pot. I smoked every day from the time I woke up until I went to sleep. I managed to make it through high school, 4 years in the Navy and several empl... read more
Brother Ken
Living out the Twelve Steps

“Having had a spiritual awakening . . . we try to practice these principles in all our affairs.” (Step 12, Alcoholics Anonymous)

What are the guiding principles in your life? Are there any teachings you believe in that empower you and give you hope and strength? There are bunch out there, including the Ten Commandme... read more
Brother Ken
I love the word 'apology' in the classic sense of:

apologia n : a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly [syn: apology]

There is a powerful writing by Sam Shoemaker, written in the early 20th century. Sam is one of the founding spiritual voices of Alcoholics Anonymous. This poem has always resonated within me and something th... read more