Category Archives: Sobriety

A Successful Failure

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Who do you look to for leadership?  It’s hard to get from here to there if you don’t know the way.  Some paths are marked with booby traps and dead ends, and we need men and women who have been there to share their experience.  When I’ve selected my leaders unwisely I’ve gotten into loads of trouble.  At 13 I chose … Continue reading A Successful Failure »


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn An Easter Thought In my Roman Catholic upbringing, Easter, the culmination of Holy Week, was by far the most significant holiday of the year, and it has always been an especially reflective time for me.  This Holy Week a number of dear friends are experiencing what might be described as Calvary moments, a time when hope vanishes, darkness sets in, and … Continue reading Resurrection »

Sweet Simplicity

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   I’m kind of blown away by how complicated life has gotten! Watching TV requires multiple gadgets, memberships require multiple passwords, and billing statements have multiple pages.  Public restrooms require multiple numbers to open doors.  With social media, my business has suddenly become everyone’s business. who to trust? how to trust? whether to trust? Hard questions when the whole world is … Continue reading Sweet Simplicity »

The Crucible of Character

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   “Character is like a tree and reputation is like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” — Abraham Lincoln I’ve often found myself asking, “Am I the real thing?”  I’ve wrestled with my shadow self through much of my life, maybe because it’s been easier hyping the image of me than experiencing … Continue reading The Crucible of Character »

Why I Love Sobriety (by Marsha)

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The following is an edited version of a post originally published February 11, 2017. I’m Marsha, and I’m not an alcoholic.  On the face of it, this is my story. When I got together with Pat, he had 10 years of sobriety.  I was in love, and in the space of a heartbeat, I decided to become a non-drinker.  I had … Continue reading Why I Love Sobriety (by Marsha) »