Category Archives: Drinking

I Don’t Think LaQuisha is with AT&T and Longer…

Maybe 10 – 12 years ago I was installing a new ceiling in my family room one morning.  I had decided to use barn siding; tongue-and-groove pine boards.  I was making good progress and enjoying a beer or two, or … Continue reading

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The Beer Bottle Cap Distributor, Evening Shift

I befriended Louise when I began looking for an airline “interview suit.”  For whatever reason, there was an instant connection between us – a connection, and friendship that remains today. After her job at the clothes store, she took a … Continue reading

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I Did, Have a Plan!

I did, have a plan – to quit drinking… When I was a kid, maybe in the late 50’s, early 60’s, I saw an old black-and-white movie where this guy goes to his family doctor for a physical.  When the … Continue reading

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No-Notice Hospitality Checks

One of the fun things we had while I was on active duty were the “No-Notice Hospitality Checks.”  These took several forms.  Essentially a group of us would head over to someone’s house – someone who usually left the O’Club … Continue reading

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The “Blue Room”

One of the things I have been exceptional at in my life is, unintentionally finding bars!  Go figure.  I have done it all my life. In 1964-’65 or so, we had to go down to Wright-Pat AFB, OH for our … Continue reading

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A Dinner of a Different Flavor…

This is a story of a “different flavor” than the preceding one.  This story took place at the Alamo Cafe, in San Antonio, TX, in the mid-’80’s. One evening four of us, and our wives, decided to go out for … Continue reading

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Angels Walking Through My Life

Angels have walked through my life, all my life.   They have always been here.  However, when I was running ‘Bob’s’ life, I was just too busy to notice; too self-centered to care or hear their quiet, soft messages for me.  … Continue reading

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AA – Intentions

“I didn’t mean to hurt her, Beverley,” I lamented as I reflected upon my last conversation with my former wife. “Bob,” replied Beverley, “it’s not our intentions that are important; it’s our actions.” Intentions vs. Actions – I suppose I … Continue reading

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The Journey: Reaching Out for Help

After the shrink diagnosed me as “alcoholic,” I actually felt a sense of relief!  I kinda always knew I was a drunk; however until 28 Jul ’94 I wasn’t ready to face it.  I wasn’t ready to quit drinking… On … Continue reading

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The Journey: Stumbling Into Sobriety

I didn’t get a “scholarship” into sobriety – no DUIs, not “wife-ordered,” nor court ordered, nor any work issues.  I was just ‘sick-and-tired’ of being ‘sick-and-tired!’ In the end, of my drinking, I would get up in the morning and … Continue reading

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