Remembering

 I was walking downtown at night, when I got the strong smell of whisky in my nose. It was over powering, and brought back memories of puking that stuff up a thousand times. It was Southern Comfort. The smell was so recognizable I could almost taste it.             I have not drunkContinue reading “Remembering”

8 Ways to Stay Clean

As addicts we need to totally change our lives, in order to be free of addictions and the temptations to reuse.             It is my belief that God created us, and that addiction is not a surprise to Him. Actually, He created everything associated with addiction, but the purpose was originally for good.Continue reading “8 Ways to Stay Clean”

Your Own Thing

Some discover it;some never do.  Everyone has it;yes, even you. Born with something;something to do.  Sometimes you know it,or work it through. Sometimes you die,or live a lie.  If we all do our thing,how great that would be. God will guide us,if we ask Him too.  He will give us a place;to do what weContinue reading “Your Own Thing”

House of Giants

Through houses of Giants,we crawl on our knees. We slave for our feed,and all of our need. They have framed our life,till the day we die Through their house, we fly,work, and drive. Their bones corrupt us,surround us, and stink. Every word is no.Every sign is stop.Everything is wait.I’m gonna escape. I will find aContinue reading “House of Giants”

You Go With You

Here’s a lesson I learned while my life was falling apart. I had been abandoned after driving my family away. I drank and drank and partied and fought. I was arrested time and time again, and that’s who I was.             I had been drinking and decided to go to the bowlingContinue reading “You Go With You”

Telephone and Address Required

This is going to sound crazy, but I want to be truthful and straight about it. I really hate when government or business organizations require that I provide a street address and/or a phone number. This has been a recurring theme in my life for years and I’m honestly tired of it. I don’t wantContinue reading “Telephone and Address Required”

Happy Place

I was asleep, and in my happy place. I’m not sure where that is, but it is a place where I finally relax. It is a place where everything is ok. Where there are no problems. I was there, and I was happy; until suddenly I was pounced on. I was literally pounced on byContinue reading “Happy Place”

Failure To Whom?

They say we fail;losers extraordinaire. By whose laws? By whose rules? Not yours or mine, that’s for sure. They own the world,they make the rules.They set the bar,and make us lose. They need slaves,and someone to rule. They need trash men,and janitors to clean,their palaces of steel They need to keep us dumb;to beat usContinue reading “Failure To Whom?”

Hiking in Southern Illinois

I love to hike. I have done it for beauty, exercise, for spiritual reasons, and for fun. There’s nothing like getting out in nature and letting go of what ails you. Southern Illinois has many great hiking trails that will suit your needs, no matter what you are seeking.     If you want short trails,Continue reading “Hiking in Southern Illinois”

Facing the Bar Scene

I haven’t drank alcohol since November 1, 2002. My life was destroyed. I cried out to God and He moved. I went to prison and with God, I’ve rebuilt my life. I am no longer tempted to drink or use.             But, let’s face it. This life is a battle. It’s tough forContinue reading “Facing the Bar Scene”

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