Category Archives: Surrender

Beyond a Rock and a Hard Place

Originally published April 23, 2016.  “An ocean lies between what is said and what is done.”  Italian proverb Sometimes that ocean is between a rock and a hard place. NEWS BULLETIN ISTANBUL: “Hundreds of sheep followed their leader off a cliff in eastern Turkey, plunging to their deaths this week while shepherds looked on in dismay. Four hundred sheep fell 15 metres to their deaths … Continue reading Beyond a Rock and a Hard Place »

A Sober Thought on Power

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”  ~ George Washington As I experience the current change in government in the United States, Washington’s words burn my ears and prompt a sober reflection on the subject of power. What is it? How should it be exercised? Who should possess it? Sobriety teaches me always to … Continue reading A Sober Thought on Power »

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (edited version)

Friends, The following post was inadvertently sent to you earlier in its unedited state.  Please accept our apologies as we now send you the corrected version. — Pat and Marsha  “We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” ~ Seneca  Have you ever found yourself under attack from the Big Bad Wolf? Doesn’t it seem sometimes that we … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (edited version) »

Accept It, Change It, or Leave It

  The first time I came to terms with the meaning of this statement I was experiencing my first real time of Unbelief Doubt Agnosticism I was 14 years old and it was the weekend after the Kennedy assassination.  I was the paper boy at King County Hospital. I was in a state of shock at the news that our beloved president, John Kennedy, had … Continue reading Accept It, Change It, or Leave It »

Recovery from Obsession

  Have you ever found yourself obsessing over some person, place or thing?  Have you driven yourself to madness with the thought of losing an object of great desire?  Have you acted in ways you can hardly describe from the madness of an obsession? Obsessions are not unusual occurrences to those of us in recovery, as we have all experienced the obsession of alcohol. Have we … Continue reading Recovery from Obsession »