Humiliation brought me to AA; while humility keeps me in AA. ~Anon Another way to interpret this is that old saying: I came for the vanity and stayed for the sanity. Most of us came into AA because of one of these 3 reasons: Lover, Liver, or Lawyer. We didn’t want to die, or we… Read More Humiliated?

Be Quiet

The 12 Step program is a lot like raising kids: get in the car and keep quiet! ~ Anon When I first came into AA, the membership was predominately men. They were older men who had been sober many years. They were quite serious about sobriety. They would often tell me to be quiet, and… Read More Be Quiet

Hope Is

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. ~ Desmond Tutu We alcoholics love to blow stuff up into major league issues. We get traumatized when the paycheck is late, the car won’t start, the computer screen goes black, the coffee spills on our nice new carpeting, or… Read More Hope Is


A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. ~ Jean de la Fontaine In all the many years I spent in AA, I have met my share of people who tried desperately to not be one of us. It is as if being an alcoholic would be the worst… Read More Destiny