27 April 2021

17 of 180 QUOTES by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous in ALL DRINKING ASIDE (Chapters 31 - 40, Part Four of Nine)

 Chapter 31 Unnatural Disaster

"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates

*****

TWO LIVES EXAMINED is the Eventual Price of Entry into a Sustainable Recovery: The ADDICTED LIFE & the LIFE IN RECOVERY that is RECONSTRUCTED. I am Worth it. I am Worthy. I am Becoming Whole.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Socrates (pictured) opens Chapter 31 (Unnatural Disaster) of All Drinking Aside.

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"There are two ways to slide easily through life - to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking." - Alfred Korzybski

*****

I am far from religious in the traditional sense, but even MOTHER TERESA had periods of being deeply tormented by DOUBT. By my view (and likely Korzybski's), her inward turmoil only increased her CONVICTIONS finally. Learning of her internal dialogues only increased my admiration of her accomplishments. She REVEALED HER INTELLECT & HER HUMANITY. 

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Alfred Korzybski (pictured) closes Chapter 31 (Unnatural Disaster) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 32 I Killed Reality, Reality Killed Me Back

"In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing." - Antonio Porchia

*****

Like the hearts that beats in our chests, Antonio Porchia's heart in the pictured Quote seems, too, to be a muscle whose use increases its strength and disuse leads to atrophy. 

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Antonio Porchia (pictured) opens Chapter 32 (I Killed Reality, Reality Killed Me Back) of All Drinking Aside.

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"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." - Malcolm X

*****

This takes me back to the late 1960's Viet Nam War Protests and my first large public speech at Lehigh University. I read a poem I wrote at a Peace Protest Rally. This Quote has stuck with me ever since.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Malcolm X (pictured) closess Chapter 32 (I Killed Reality, Reality Killed Me Back) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 33 I'm Sober. Jean-Paul is Dead.

"If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe." - Carl Sagan

*****

Ultimately, the wellspring of creativity is others, as far I can see. Anything I've ever considered original with me, upon reflection, has been a mere reconfiguration of my experience with others, including the origins of words. If I were to speak at length on Humility, it would always include this Sagan Quote.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Carl Sagan (pictured) opens Chapter 33 (I'm Sober. Jean-Paul is Dead) of All Drinking Aside.

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"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." - Louisa May Alcott

*****

My Sinking Boat, afloat a Sea of Alcohol, was Steered by Fear. For 30 years Control over Alcohol slid from my fingers and 8 years of failed attempts at Sobriety did not Bolster me. Today, 16 additional years later, this Alcott Quote finally makes sense. Learning to Live Sober has sailed my ship through Pneumonia, Cancer & whatever the next storm may be. Today, a Realistic Optimism guides my ship, Louisa May. A Sober Salut to you is offered here!

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Louisa May Alcott (pictured) opens Chapter 33 (I'm Sober. Jean-Paul is Dead) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 34 Seeing Eyeball to Egg Yolk

"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality." - Ayn Rand

*****

Passing out drunk onto a plate of eggs, eyeball to egg yolk, as it were, did not stop my alcoholic descent. It was funny, darkly, not quite portending the increasingly dangerous bingeing blackout drinking days to come. Yes, darker days and deeper consequences would soon catch up to me.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Ayn Rand (pictured) opens Chapter 34 (Seeing Eyeball to Egg Yolk) of All Drinking Aside.

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"Only fools learn from their own mistakes." - Russian Proverb

*****

This Russian Proverb, has been one of the hardest truths for me to swallow. Self-taught, on my haunches over the toilet bowel, I would learn that drinking more would eventually end the sickness brought on by too much alcohol. Learning lessons from the mistakes of others would take a decade longer. 

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Russian Proverb (pictured) ends Chapter 34 (Seeing Eyeball to Egg Yolk) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 35 Cocaine-Laced Icing On My Rum Cake

"If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others." - Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

*****

GOSSIPING About Others and COMPLAINING of Our Own Dire Straights are the EVIL TWINS of INDOLENCE. POSITVE PROGRESS Dwells in a Mindset, Actions Big and Small & Not in Doing Nothing but talk, Talk, TALK.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld (pictured) opens Chapter 35 (Cocaine-Laced Icing on My Rum Cake) of All Drinking Aside.

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"When things go wrong, don't go with them." - Anonymous

*****

Dull, Insipid, Banal, Trite.

But when not wrong, it's oh-so Right.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Anonymous (pictured) closes Chapter 35 (Cocaine-Laced Icing on My Rum Cake) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 36 A.D.D.: Alcohol Deficit Disorder

"A man's errors are his portals of discovery." - Source unknown

*****

ERROR. ERROR. ERROR. I humbly crawled and repeatedly fell before I could remain Sober without my Go-To Substance. My Delusional Thinking had a Momentum all its own. So much Unravelling to do before a Sober Tapestry could be brought to light. The Terror now mere Memory, Recovery so right.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by James Joyce (pictured) opens Chapter 36 (A.D.D.: Alcohol Deficit Disorder) of All Drinking Aside.

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"I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it." - Oscar Wilde

*****

The Consequences of my Alcoholic Descent Snow-Balled and the Road to Recovery was a rebuilding of what little remained worth salvaging and the creation of a new and sober life. 

I will be forever Becoming Unbroken.

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Oscar Wilde (pictured) closes Chapter 36 (A.D.D.: Alcohol Deficit Disorder) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 37 Alcoholic, Straight or Iced

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer

*****

My Field of Vision became limited in my Addiction. Like a Horse wearing Blinders, all I saw on the Road Ahead was Another Drink. In Recovery my Perception went from Constrained to Expansive.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer (pictured) opens Chapter 37 (Alcoholic, Straight or Iced) of All Drinking Aside.

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"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

*****

"I am a high-functioning alcoholic. Obviously you don't understand the creative process," I may have at one time answered if confronted by others about the mounting negative consequences of my daily debacles with drugs and alcohol.

Does "I was only fooling myself" ring any bells?

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (pictured) closess Chapter 37 (Alcoholic, Straight or Iced) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 38 Bartender, Give Me My Level of Addiction

"Simplicity is complexity well done." - Jeff Jarvis

*****

 I saw a T-Shirt on the Boardwalk which read: "Do I have a Drinking Problem? I drink. I get drunk. I fall down. No Problem!" 

With the Ease of the Flying Trapeze, I Wish my Words Only to Please, However Rarely Well-Done. I have a Writing Problem. It's that Simple.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Jeff Jarvis (pictured) opens Chapter 38 (Bartender, Give Me My Level of Addiction) of All Drinking Aside.

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"We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings." - Ovid

*****

I HURT MY OWN FEELINGS, in the most TWISTED Sense, of course. You see, ALCOHOL DEADENED All Feelings, not only those I Wished SUBMERGED.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Ovid (pictured) closes Chapter 38 (Bartender, Give Me My Level of Addiction) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 39 Deadly, Slowly, Consequently

"I don't do drugs, I am drugs." Salvador Dali

*****

ALCOHOL was "my poison, my prison. A brick wall, a trap door, a cancer, a bad joke, an empty bottle, an excuse, a leaky faucet, a loan shark, a broken promise, a cracked mirror, an earthquake, an avalanche, a train wreck, a recurring nightmare." ALCOHOL WAS MY INSANITY.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Salvador Dali (pictured) opens Chapter 39 (Deadly, Slowlly, Consequently) of All Drinking Aside.

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24 April 2021

14 of 180 QUOTES by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous in ALL DRINKING ASIDE (Chapters 21 - 30, Part Three of Nine)

Chapter 21 (My Power Grid)

"Never confuse movement with action." - Ernest Hemingway

*****

My attempts to regain power over my drinking was like "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic" as it was sinking. My actions were futile in the face of repeated catastrophic results. 

Surrender to Win. 

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Ernest Hemingway (pictured) opens Chapter 21 (My Power Grid) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 22 (The Intelligence of Trees)

"Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning." - Malcolm Gladwell

*****

ADDICTION is HARD WORK & MEANINGLESS, Malcolm. 

That PRISON DOOR feels SOLDERED SHUT, yet is WIDE-OPEN. 

INSANITY, Mr. Gladwell, INSANITY.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Ernest Hemingway (pictured) opens Chapter 21 (My Power Grid) of All Drinking Aside.

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"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." - Demosthenes

*****

FAR BE IT FROM ME to outpace a Greek orator, but DANG, Demosthenes, what you describe here (see pictured Quote) is the Fate of Mere Mortals! We Addicts and Alcoholics in Recovery have lived in a World of SELF-DECEPTION like no other. The Addict's Brain is deceived into believing that its Substance-of-Choice is Instrumental for Survival. Addiction Dupes Us as We Dupe Ourselves (Crazy enough for you?) into thinking that this is what we really, really want and need.

STOP! Life is hard enough without these Chains. In humble gratitude, we know that "nothing matters more than that we remain sober because when we remain sober everything matters more."

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Demosthenes (pictured) closes Chapter 22 (The Intelligence of Trees) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 23 (Fireworks of Darkness within Darkness)

"It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept." - Bill Watterson

*****

SORRY, Bill Watterson. It's not you, it's  me. Addiction WAS Funny at times. Until the attempts on my life and the attempts to save my life (Death threats & Hospitals) coalesced. In the end it was NOT Funny at all (You humor me now, Bill, now that my sense of Humor has returned. Many Thanks.). 

Addiction made me feel like the Victim of an UNCHOSEN REALITY. Not Totally True, I suppose, at least until the bitter end. True RESPONSIBILITY would not be mine to own until later when I finally found Freedom in RECOVERY.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Bill Watterson (pictured) opens Chapter 23 (Fireworks of Darkness Within Darkness) of All Drinking Aside.

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"Sometimes a majority simply means that all the fools are on the same side." - Claude McDonald

*****

FADS, MASS HYSTERIA & RIOTS are all forms of Collective Behavior. Being Wary of Group Dynamics made my Early Recovery especially difficult, but experience has shown me that I, for one, could not get Sober without help. I had to REJOIN the HUMAN RACE were I to SURVIVE.

Addiction makes all Under Its Influence look and act like fools. I am still Unraveling Addiction long after complete disengagement from the Behaviors associated with it. I am on the side of Recovery. Simply put, I am Becoming Unbroken. 

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Claude McDonald Quote (pictured) closes Chapter 23 (Fireworks of Darkness within Darkness) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 24 (Triple-Digit Drunk)

"Every recovery meeting is an intervention between me and the first drink." - Jim Anders

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote written by me (pictured) closes Chapter 24 (Triple-Digit Drunk) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 25 (Obviously Obliterated)

"Sometimes the truth of a thing is not so much in the think of it, as in the feel of it." - Stanley Kubrick

*****

Stanley Kubrick: 2001 A Space Odyssey 

Jim Anders: A Spaced Oddity

The TRUTH was not so PALPABLE to me in Chapter 25 (Obviously Obliterated) of All Drinking Aside in which this Kubrick Quote will be found. "My past unravels as my future unfurls" as stated by me there shows my GRASP on Truth was TENUOUS at best.

Today, I am not Anesthetized by Alcohol which, when it deadened one feeling deadened all. When I first got sober, the floodgates opened (sometimes not reacting to the reality at hand). Today, my emotions are more in balance, the think and feel of things intertwined.

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Stanley Kubrick (pictured) opens Chapter 25 (Obviously Obliterated) of All Drinking Aside.

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Chapter 26 (Pompeii in Motion)

"The world breaks us all. Afterward, some are stronger in the broken places." - Ernest Hemingway

*****

Sometimes an EPIPHANY is the result of SCATTERED SOURCES coming together. This Quote by Hemingway is one of several sources (including the visual inspiration of Kintsugi, the Japanese Art of repairing broken pottery with gold) that made BECOMING UNBROKEN the title to my second book (this one still in the works).

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Ernest Hemingway (pictured) opens Chapter 26 (Pompeii in Motion) of All Drinking Aside.

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"The ego is not master of its own house." - Sigmund Freud

*****

I CAN'T ALWAYS BE SERIOUS (otherwise, how ever would I remain sober?). Today's Quote from my book reminds me of something I once heard in a Recovery Meeting: EGO is NOT MY AMIGO!

*****

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Sigmund Freud (pictured) closes Chapter 26 (Pompeii in Motion) of All Drinking Aside.

Resolve to read it. Explore your own mind within its pages. Check out the 5 Star Reviews on the Amazon page while you're there: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO Enjoy.




Chapter 27 (F--k You, Gentle Reader)

"Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself." - Jane Wagner

*****

DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR were low on the list of Symptoms exhibited by my Addiction to Alcohol. But Best Believe my Perceptions of Reality were altered by this Chemically-Induced Insanity. Denial, Anger, Fear, Depression, Self-Pity and Doubt led the Parade. Hospitalizations, Detoxes and Rehabs trailed not far behind. Monkey Off My Back But Circus Still in Town, Clean up of the Debris began, kicked up by my unsteady feet. Like a Freakishly Bad Movie Franchise, Relapse I, II, III and IV followed. 

Confusions, Illusions & Delusions, 

Contusions & Infusions. 

Party over, a Realistic Humility accrued once the Tail Quit Wagging This Dog. 

"Nothing matters more than that we remain sober because when we remain sober everything matters more."

*****

Immerse yourself in my Descent into Addiction and eventual Recovery in this Autobiographical Fiction. Emerge more fully whole.

ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal  

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Jane Wagner (pictured) closes Chapter 27 (F--k You, Gentle Reader) of All Drinking Aside.

Resolve to read it. Explore your own mind within its pages. Check out the 5 Star Reviews on the Amazon page while you're there: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO Enjoy.



Chapter 28 (Didn't You Used to Be Somebody?)

"I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson

*****

It took HARD WORK (see pictured quote) to get from DIDN'T YOU USED TO BE SOMEBODY? (the title of the Chapter that contains this T.J. Quote) to feel okay WITHIN MY OWN SKIN.

Won't Simply Stopping Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse be Enough?

Luck is for Losers and I always Lost at the Drinking Game. When I did stop, it was ALWAYS through hospitalization, so Sobriety was a Gift of sorts. Sustained Recovery would have to be Earned. 

Occasionally I have been forced to believe in the Wisdom passed down through the Ages. Thomas Jefferson is one of those Sages.

*****

Immerse yourself in my Descent into Addiction and eventual Recovery in this Autobiographical Fiction. Emerge more fully whole.

ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal  

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Thomas Jefferson (pictured) closes Chapter 28 (Didn't You Used to Be Somebody?) of All Drinking Aside.

Resolve to read it. Explore your own mind within its pages. Check out the 5 Star Reviews on the Amazon page while you're there: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO Enjoy.



Chapter 29 ( Reuptake Alcohol, Delusional Effects)

"When I do good, I feel good. And that is my religion." - Abraham Lincoln

*****

This Quote by Lincoln SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. 

Why?

Because Lincoln SPOKE FOR HIMSELF.

*****

Immerse yourself in my Descent into Addiction and eventual Recovery in this Autobiographical Fiction. Emerge more fully whole.

ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal  

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#alcoholism #addiction #recovery #books

All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Abraham Lincoln (pictured) opens Chapter 29 (Reuptake Alcohol, Delusional Effects) of All Drinking Aside.

Resolve to read it. Explore your own mind within its pages. Check out the 5 Star Reviews on the Amazon page while you're there: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO Enjoy.



"It only takes one person to change your life - you." - Ruth Casey

*****

I ALONE COULD DO IT, BUT I COULDN'T DO IT ALONE.

*****

Immerse yourself in my Descent into Addiction and eventual Recovery in this Autobiographical Fiction. Emerge more fully whole.

ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal  

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Ruth Casey (pictured) closes Chapter 29 (Reuptake Alcohol, Delusional Effects) of All Drinking Aside.

Resolve to read it. Explore your own mind within its pages. Check out the 5 Star Reviews on the Amazon page while you're there: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO Enjoy.



Chapter 30 (Hammer and Chisel)

"The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment." - Doug Larson

*****

I WANTED ONLY TO NOT DIE AND TO NOT DRINK (Got more than I asked for).

*****

Immerse yourself in my Descent into Addiction and eventual Recovery in this Autobiographical Fiction. Emerge more fully whole.

ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction & Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal  

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All Drinking Aside bookends each of its 90 Chapters with Quotes by the Famous, Infamous & Anonymous.

This Quote by Doug Larson (pictured) closes Chapter 30 (Hammer and Chisel) of All Drinking Aside.

Resolve to read it. Explore your own mind within its pages. Check out the 5 Star Reviews on the Amazon page while you're there: http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO Enjoy.