Saturday, July 12, 2008

Anonymous Alcoholic - A Superhero!

I made a Squidoo page about my personal experiences with (my) alcoholism - the bad and the good.

This lens was one of five winners of the Squidoo Superhero Charity Project and generated $500 for "Room to Read". Additionally, it was chosen to be the "Lens of the Day" for this weekend. Many honors - and I'm truly grateful.

These honors belong, of course, to my late AA sponsor, Buddy T., and the many recovering alcoholics around the world who carry the message to other alcoholics.

Aldous Huxley called the co-founder of AA - Bill W. - the "greatest social architect of the 20th century". The truth in this title is easy to recognize if you consider the staggering number of lives saved and transformed by the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The many responses on the page show that this topic is a timely as ever - possibly even more so as our living conditions get more and more depressing as we burden ourselves as a society with wars, greed, and cultural indifference with potentially horrifying consequences. It's very seductive to ease our mounting pain with booze and pills. It also makes everything worse.

Please join the conversation.

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