Category Archives: Sponsorship

My opinions on what a Sponsor does, should do, shouldn’t…. ANd possibly comments on pigeons (sponsees).

Relationships in the first year – Part II

I’ve got a friend who’s trying to find herself. She’s got another third of her life left — easily — and wants to experience “Sober Intimacy”. It got me thinking more about what the common wisdom in A.A. tells us. … Continue reading

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The Man with a Dog (and a Stick)

So my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous was Mother’s Day, 1997. There was a guy there who had 3 days sober. He slept on the picnic table beside the building, or on the deck behind it. When called on in … Continue reading

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My Promise

I don’t pick up medallions. For my years and stuff. Haven’t since my 4 year anniversary. Something changed after that. I’m not as impressed with years of sobriety as I am with something else. As I look back I remember … Continue reading

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