Monday, January 31, 2011

Weather cancels weather spotter class | cincinnati.com | Cincinnati.Com

Sometimes The Jokes Write Themselves.
Weather cancels weather spotter class | cincinnati.com | Cincinnati.Com: "Tonight's weather-spotter training class at New Richmond High School has been canceled because of a forecast of bad weather."

My Pride And Joy!!!

Just A Thought

Sometimes it seems like discussion meetings go a little overboard and nobody wants to speak, what about passing the grenade? Or more specifically the

Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!

Spirituality

People often ask me, How can you be Spiritual and not Religious? I was born into a strict German Catholic Family, I even went to a seminary , but because of personal reasons I had to come up with a new concept of a higher power for AA to work for me. Some day I might get back to church, but for now the one true church is in my heart and soul. My canned answer is " A religious persons prays so he doesn't go to hell, A spiritual person has already been to hell and prays he never goes back."

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members: "OUR COMMON WELFARE COMES FIRST
JANUARY 31, 2011
The unity of Alcoholics Anonymous is the most cherished quality our Society has. . . . We stay whole, or A.A. dies. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 129

Our Traditions are key elements in the ego deflation process necessary to achieve and maintain sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous. The First Tradition reminds me not to take credit, or authority, for my recovery. Placing our common welfare first reminds me not to become a healer in this program; I am still one of the patients. Self-effacing elders built the ward. Without it, I doubt I would be alive. Without the group, few alcoholics would recover. The active role in renewed surrender of will enables me to step aside from the need to dominate, the desire for recognition, both of which played so great a part in my active alcoholism. Deferring my personal desires for the greater good of group growth contributes toward A.A. unity that is central to all recovery. It helps me to remember that the whole is greater than the sum of all its parts."

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Whiskey and Porn for Everyone

Whiskey and Porn for Everyone: "ZEN AND FORGIVE
January 16, 2011
In The art of forgiving, I explored how most of us are taught the wrong things of forgiveness. Forgiveness is not something we are 'supposed to' do, and it's never a thing we owe another. Forgiveness actually has very little to do with the person who's harmed you. It's a thing you have to come to yourself, for yourself. When we realize we've been harmed, when we feel stuck, when we are afraid of how the past has affected us, we have to wrestle with forgiveness. Forgiving is not a natural thing. It's a thing we have to learn. But it's forgiving that truly allows us to change who we are, our lives, and the patterns of..."

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama
The more we succeed in training our hearts and minds through cultivating spiritual qualities, the better our ability to cope with adversity.

Sunday Bloody Sunday

This day in 1972 was "Bloody Sunday", when British soldiers shot & killed 13 demonstrators in Londonderry, N. Ireland.

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members: "FREEDOM FROM . . . FREEDOM TO
JANUARY 30, 2011
We are going to know a new freedom. . . . ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS , p. 83

Freedom for me is both freedom from and freedom to. The first freedom I enjoy is freedom from the slavery of alcohol. What a relief! Then I begin to experience freedom from fear – fear of people, of economic insecurity, of commitment, of failure, of rejection. Then I begin to enjoy freedom to – freedom to choose sobriety for today, freedom to be myself, freedom to express my opinion, to experience peace of mind, to love and be loved, and freedom to grow spiritually. But how can I achieve these freedoms? The Big Book clearly says that before I am halfway through making amends, I will begin to know a “new” freedom; not the old freedom of doing what I pleased, without regard to others, but the new freedom that allows fulfillment of the promises in my life. What a joy to be free!"

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care {Music Video}

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama: " At a fundamental level, as human beings, we are all the same; each one of us aspires to happiness and each one of us does not wish to suffer. This is why, whenever I have the opportunity, I try to draw people's attention to what as members of the human family we have in common and the deeply interconnected nature of our existence and welfare."

VIOLENT FEMMES-Blister in the Sun

Counting Crows - A Long December

Eric Clapton/Tears in heaven

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members: "THE JOY OF SHARING
JANUARY 29, 2011
Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you. to have a host of friends – this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS , p. 89

To know that each newcomer with whom I share has the opportunity to experience the relief that I have found in this Fellowship fills me with joy and gratitude. I feel that all the things described in A.A. will come to pass for them, as they have for me, if they seize the opportunity and embrace the program fully."

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dalai Lama

 Dalai Lama" It is very important to value all religious systems. Although they may have great philosophical differences, they all have precepts for cultivating a good attitude toward others and helping them. They all counsel the practice of love, compassion, patience, contentment, and observing society’s rules. Since all religions share these goals, it is important to respect them and to value the contribution they can make."

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members: "THE TREASURE OF THE PAST
JANUARY 28, 2011
Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us now. Cling to the thought that, in God’s hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have — the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 124

What a gift it is for me to realize that all those seemingly useless years were not wasted. The most degrading and humiliating experiences turn out to be the most powerful tools in helping others to recover. In knowing the depths of shame and despair, I can reach out with a loving and compassionate hand, and know that the grace of God is available to me."

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jails, Institutions or Death

Why The Music?

If you wonder why I post all the music links, It's simple, music has always been a part of my life, especially in sobriety. If I paid attention to the lyrics back then maybe I would have gotten sober long before 48 (doubtful) I post music pertinent to sobriety, according to my mood & just because I friggin like it.    

Learning to fly - Pink Floyd (High Quality)

Life

Life is what happens to you
While you're busy making other plans.......
John Winston Lennon

A Way Out.

When we drank we were stuck in a pit of depression, God and AA offer us a way out.

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Northern Kentucky Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous

Northern Kentucky Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
 Alcoholics Anonymous Preamble

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,
strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help
others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or
fees for A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. A. A. is
not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish
to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary
purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Reprinted with permission of: The AA Grapevine

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members: "FREEDOM FROM GUILT
JANUARY 27, 2011
Where other people were concerned, we had to drop the word “blame” from our speech and thought. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 47

When I become willing to accept my own powerlessness, I begin to realize that blaming myself for all the trouble in my life can be an ego trip back into hopelessness. Asking for help and listening deeply to the messages inherent in the Steps and Traditions of the program make it possible to change those attitudes which delay my recovery. Before joining A.A., I had such a desire for approval from people in powerful positions that I was willing to sacrifice myself, and others, to gain a foothold in the world. I invariably came to grief. In the program I find true friends who love, understand, and care to help me learn the truth about myself. With the help of the Twelve Steps, I am able to build a better life, free of guilt and the need for self-justification."

Whiskey and Porn for Everyone

Whiskey and Porn for Everyone: Self Help for Thinking People.
A Roadmap To Heart

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Home Office

My makeshift home office.Yes thats on top of a now defunked console TV.
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Led Zeppelin - Hot Dog (live at Knebworth)


A Little Zeppelin Country?


Genius

There's a fine line between Genius and Insanity, And a have my Eraser out!

Dalai Lama

Genuine love should first be directed at oneself – if we do not love ourselves, how can we love others?

RIGOROUS HONESTY JANUARY 26, 2011

Who wishes to be rigorously honest and tolerant? Who wants to confess his faults to another and make restitution for harm done? Who cares anything about a Higher Power, let alone meditation and prayer? Who wants to sacrifice time and energy in trying to carry A.A.’s message to the next sufferer? No, the average alcoholic, self-centered in the extreme, doesn’t care for this prospect – unless he has to do these things in order to stay alive himself. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 24
I am an alcoholic. If I drink I will die. My, what power, energy, and emotion this simple statement generates in me! But it’s really all I need to know for today. Am I willing to stay alive today? Am I willing to stay sober today? Am I willing to ask for help and am I willing to be a help to another suffering alcoholic today? Have I discovered the fatal nature of my situation? What must I do, today, to stay sober?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Holy Land

A man and his ever nagging wife were on a holiday trip to Jerusalem when the wife suddenly took ill and died. The undertaker informed the man that it would cost $5000 to ship her home or she could be buried there for $50. Without a second thought the husband said, ship her home! The undertaker said, Sir why don't you bury her here in the Holy Land and save yourself lots of money? To which the man replied Sir a very very very long time ago a man named Jesus was buried here and three days later he rose from the dead, I can't take that chance with this Bitch!!!!

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members

Online Daily Reflections — by A.A. Members for A.A. Members: "WHAT WE NEED – EACH OTHER
JANUARY 25, 2011
. . . . A.A. is really saying to every serious drinker, “You are an A.A. member if you say so . . . nobody can keep you out.” TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 139

For years, whenever I reflected on Tradition Three (“The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking”), I thought it valuable only to newcomers. It was their guarantee that no one could bar them from A.A. Today I feel enduring gratitude for the spiritual development the Tradition has brought me. I don’t seek out people obviously different from myself. Tradition Three, concentrating on the one way I am similar to others, brought me to know and help every kind of alcoholic, just as they have helped me. Charlotte, the atheist, showed me higher standards of ethics and honor; Clay, of another race, taught me patience; Winslow, who is gay, led me by example into true compassion; Young Megan says that seeing me at meetings, sober thirty years, keeps her coming back. Tradition Three insured that we would get what we need – each other."

Two Suns? Twin Stars Could Be Visible From Earth By 2012

Two Suns? Twin Stars Could Be Visible From Earth By 2012: "Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily.

Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au. Betelgeuse, one of the night sky's brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing. It could run out of fuel and go super-nova at any time.

When that happens, for at least a few weeks, we'd see a second sun, Carter says. There may also be no night during that timeframe."

U2 - Running To Stand Still (Live) HQ

Johnny Cash - 'Hurt"

Not Bragging

I'm Not Bragging Or Anything But, I Still Have The Body Of A 20 Year Old Triathlete.




 It's Out In The Shed.

Words Of Wisdom From His Holiness Dalai Lama

For healthy mental and emotional growth, we need a gentle, skillful, balanced approach, avoiding extremes. If we are becoming arrogant and self-important, the antidote is to think about our own problems and sufferings, to bring us down to earth. But if we are feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, helpless and depressed, it's important to reflect on our positive qualities or achievements to uplift our minds.