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Sucked In By Zero

Chasing Zero: Sucked in by Zero Zero the Mime once recounted a story concerning a Guru who was healing magically. You know-raising the dead and all that. And as he wove the tale, I noticed that he was kind of wadding up a napkin in his left hand, that momentarily…

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Happiness May Bring

Happiness May Bring The King James version of the Bible says it this way – “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” In 1977 my mentor said to me: “place the spiritual first and there’s nothing you can’t…

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All That’s Left Behind

All That’s Left Behind Years ago I wrote a prayer for myself: “Thank you God for all I’ve been given, All I’ve had taken, And for all that’s left behind.” My life’s been shaped sometimes gently and sometimes roughly. Today’s result is a combination of my will, exercised in my…

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Not Just Yet

Not Just Yet The morning brings me awe. A small sliver of silence that connects me to a Power of the World. It’s a fuel source, a spot that I may return to that gives me new power to pause and receive a divine guidance; a nudge, a hunch, an…

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The Jesus Blog

Chasing Zero – The Art of Choosing Zero: A Moment of Awe Some very wise words from my friend, David Poleski. He is the original Zero, but more about that another time. Tipping my hat to you this morning. I wish we could have a conversation in person about all…

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The Art of Choosing Zero

Chasing Zero – The Art of Choosing Zero: A Moment of Awe Some very wise words from my friend, David Poleski. He is the original Zero, but more about that another time. Tipping my hat to you this morning. I wish we could have a conversation in person about all…

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The Power of the Wedge

Chasing Zero: The Power of the Wedge In AA we have formed the habit of carrying chips in our pockets to designate long lengths of sobriety. As in, 30 years is a great accomplishment. However, I haven’t found that to be true; I was closer to a drink my 21st…

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The Journey Begins

No One Did This To Me But Me On December 25, 1973, after an eight-hour dinner – a dinner where no alcohol was served, I returned to my shack on the Port Madison Indian Reservation. I stared at the mirror on the bathroom wall. The image in the mirror was more…

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Chasing Zero

Started a new blog topic, called “Chasing Zero.” In this idea of chasing zero…It’s really a study of the greatest beginning moments of my life and how they all have been predicated by tremendous loss of one kind or another. Rising of the Phoenix and all that. And from those…

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Winos’ Woodstock Love Fest

Always happy to be amongst those with their boots on the ground who are making a difference and bettering people’s lives. (Taken after my performance of “A Guru Named Frank” at Winos’ Woodstock Love Fest at Infinite Recovery in Austin, TX – benefiting The 24 Hour Club, http://www.northaustinfoundation.com/)

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