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by jak
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: sponsorship-new to program
Replies: 40
Views: 8832

Re: Thought I'd better start joining in..

Bill W checked into the hospital Dec 11, had a spiritual awakening, talked with his Doc about it on Dec 14, and checked out on Dec 18. Had he worked the steps? Dr Bob appears to have gotten into, the still not written down, steps after one day. When Bill W and Dr Bob 12stepped Bill D, Bill W had ab...
by jak
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: To Call Someone or Not?
Replies: 23
Views: 4051

Re: To Call Someone or Not?

I see some of that in AA around here. I believe he means in face to face AA meetings not necessarily at e-aa discussion. Am I reading this correctly Jack? I know what you mean, and I have to watch my own attitude and attempts to "guide" people. I was shown, confonted, told, read to from the book......
by jak
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Choosing whether to drink or not . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 6182

Re: Choosing whether to drink or not . . .

I believe that sentence fits with this 'hard drinker' type that Bill describes. The obsession of the mind is not present and they can 'stop or moderate' (moderate= continue to drink without the craving for more) The warning in the next passage is that the real alcoholic 'may start out' with that deg...
by jak
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsoring someone with a dual addiction?
Replies: 37
Views: 9315

Re: Sponsoring someone with a dual addiction?

Sorry Jak, am I right in assuming that you are saying that you don't think all alcoholics have other obsessions?
I am not saying it. I am saying that the book Alcoholics Anonymous states this.

My opinion is that you have described a type of addict.

jim k (J.A.K. are my initials)
by jak
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsoring someone with a dual addiction?
Replies: 37
Views: 9315

Re: Sponsoring someone with a dual addiction?

I have multiple addictions too. What-ever I do, it seems that I get addicted to it. Don't all alcoholics? I often share that at one stage I was eating Fisherman's Friends by the box, Apples at over twenty a day (mostly three at a time, never one), collect stuff to obsession and have to be expert at...
by jak
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Thought I'd better start joining in..
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Thought I'd better start joining in..

Howdy and Welcome to e-AA.

Thanks for telling us about your self.

jim k
by jak
Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING....
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING....

Steven F wrote:But you're not American... :twisted:
Well....not yet anyway...
by jak
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: the father I never had
Replies: 21
Views: 3495

Re: the father I never had

Well... kinda. I mean, it IS important to have a PERSONAL relationship with your HP. The personal aspect is of utmost importance I have a PERSONAL relationship with my higher power and it is exactly that; personal, between me and my higher power. I am not afraid nor do I avoid sharing about my rela...
by jak
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: impure angels
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: impure angels

Sometimes there is a little 'jackass' blended in with our grubby halos.
I chose to let my Higher Power kick demon's asses. I'm powerless - still today.

jim k
by jak
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New Here, finally joined !
Replies: 19
Views: 2303

Re: New Here, finally joined !

chelsie wrote in part... Inevitably, at some point, my brain clicks off and I just decide to keep going... We have found that there is also another factor, our physical reactions to alcohol result in our craving more once we drink the first one. The problem with my mind was that I could not stay awa...
by jak
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Egomania!!
Replies: 18
Views: 7488

Re: Egomania!!

http://i581.Spammer/albums/ss252/kremjk/FLINGINIT.jpg Just some of the unique, little, beautiful, bastards from last winter. They have not yet returned to challenge me. I moved tons of em last year, one scoop at a time. My willingness to gather and connect with my fellow flakes is challenged by for...
by jak
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Egomania!!
Replies: 18
Views: 7488

Re: Egomania!!

Hello. William here, alcoholic. Snow is common, each snowflake unique. So, I've been told (again and again all of my life). No proof is ever offered. A few pics of a few snowflakes, but not pics of every snowflake. The theory seen a bit flaky to me. :) Zillions of flakes (and counting) - and absolu...
by jak
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Egomania!!
Replies: 18
Views: 7488

Re: Egomania!!

Don't ever forget that among all human beings, you are unique... just like everybody else. :shock: :twisted: :lol: I don't reply with the lol symbol unless I am actually laughing out loud. This one qualifies. :lol: I think I missed the joke. Can someone enlighten me? :oops: :mrgreen: unique... just...
by jak
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Bad Dreams??
Replies: 11
Views: 2451

Re: Bad Dreams??

I don't recall the dreams I had during the writing of my last 4th step. But I do remember needing to lay down and conk out for a while due to the emotional heavyness of it. I was at an AA club house and began writing my list of resentments and then the list of how it effected me. I saw a sea of hatr...
by jak
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: SAD
Replies: 27
Views: 6101

Re: SAD

Last Saturday Night in north east South Dakota, on cool still night, we burned a pile of wishes for a warm winter. They are not good for anything else, may as well light em up!
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