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CHUCK 4-11-19

I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it.  --Oscar Wilde   There are countless ways to take shortcuts in life or to grab for pleasures. We could cheat on our income taxes, excuse a … [Read more]

CHUCK D. 4-7-19

The power of thoughts   In 1922, Egypt hailed the discovery of King Tut’s tomb by archaeologist Harold Carter. On the walls of the tomb, the magicians had scrawled that a severe punishment would befall anyone disturbing the contents of the burial … [Read more]

CHUCK 4/5/19

Ask for guidance Sometimes things seem like good ideas and aren’t, really.–Piglet   Ask for guidance first. Self-will is a tricky thing. So are impulse behaviors.   We’ve heard of impulse buying– making a purchase quickly and without thought, … [Read more]

“Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!”

Courtesy of The Freeman Institute "Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!" On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.   It's … [Read more]

Let’s Ask Bill–What were the conditions that led to the Twelve Traditions?

Let's Ask Bill--What were the conditions that led to the Twelve Traditions? Inbox   Let's Ask Bill Q - What were the conditions that led to the Twelve Traditions?   A - After the Jack Alexander article was published in 1941 it brought down a … [Read more]


            “"The books that the world calls immoral are the  books that show the world its own shame."  -- Oscar Wilde "Fear of people and economic insecurity will leave you. . . "  --Alcoholics Anonymous Pg. 84   "Silence is … [Read more]

CHUCK 3/23/19

Let go of the trappings   We call it keeping up with the Joneses. They buy a boat and we buy a bigger one. They get a new TV and we get a big screen. They start a business and we start planning our articles of incorporation and the first stock … [Read more]


This above all, to refuse to be a victim. Unless I can do that I can do nothing. --Margaret Atwood We have often become victims by seeing themselves as saviors. We forgot that we have needs too. We thought if we gave enough, our needs would … [Read more]


Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later win a little more.  --Louis L'Amour   How much fuller each day feels when we can be patient and accept the inches we have progressed. Yet, we are aware of … [Read more]


There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. --Helen Keller The human race is a huge mixture of dignity and degradation and everyone inherits the blend. We can respect the … [Read more]

Chuck’s Corner

Heaven ne'er helps the men who will not act.  --Sophocles   Growing into wholeness is a journey into greater responsibility for our lives. We have choices to make every day. Taking responsibility means choosing between the options we have and then … [Read more]

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All of my life I been like a doubled up fist... poundin', smashin', drivin' - now I'm going to loosen these doubled up hands and touch things easy with them.  --Tennessee Williams   Every person has many sides. Some sides are highly developed and … [Read more]

Hereeeeeeers Chuck D.

Stop throwing that blame around   “There are two kinds of people in the world,” a friend explained to me one day. “There are the ones who blame other people for everything that happens. And there are the ones who blame themselves.”   Have you … [Read more]

Some more from Chuck D.

The readiness is all. --William Shakespeare Our concept of control was flawed. This program leads us into a New World. Here we meet the fact that we are powerless to change some aspects of ourselves. But we can become ready to be changed. That … [Read more]

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That's what happens when you're angry at people. You make them part of your life. --Garrison Keillor   Our problems with anger and our problems in relationships go hand in hand. Some of us have held back our anger, which led to resentment of our … [Read more]

Happy Presidents day

Love can be its own reward. --Arnold Label The feeling of attachment, of being related, of caring about someone, is what life is all about. Before recovery, we may have feared we could not love anyone. When we feel love, we may also feel cheated … [Read more]