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Dave Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
A POSITIVE ATTITUDE MAY NOT SOLVE ALL OF MY PROBLEMS, BUT IT WILL ANNOY ENOUGH PEOPLE TO MAKE IT WORTH THE EFFORT. I am an alcoholic and a sarcastic smart-ass. I am recovering from the alcoholism. My first and only sobriety date is September 5, 2003.
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Does it need to be said? by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful that I was on hand to hear Scott D. tell his AA story Saturday night. He's one of my favorite people and someone to who ... Read on »
The Arrogance of Authority by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Texas and talked with an old rancher. He told the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs." The rancher sa ... Read on »
Build a jeep by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism 8 soldiers pull up on a main street in Halifax , Nova Scotia on some holiday. They're in a standard issue WWII type Willys Jeep. In the span of about 5 to 6 minutes they com ... Read on »
I am an April fool by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful that I got past the need to go to bars. It took about 9 months of sobriety, but it happened. Naturally. I just got tire ... Read on »
no title comes to mind by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful for sobriety and my chances of dying sober that my choices are almost infinite, especially when compared t ... Read on »
just chillin' by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful that I feel good. Emotionally. Physically. And especially spiritually. for insurance. Home. Car. Life. Spiritual. for so ... Read on »
by design by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful to realize, as an alcoholic, that sobriety doesn't just happen. Neither does a relapse. for the consistency and constancy ... Read on »
peek-a-boo by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful that I was able to chair a full and crowded AA birthday night celebration at Lambda wihtout screwing it up too badly; we had ... Read on »
The Green Thing by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, “We didn’t have the ... Read on »
That's a good thing by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful that I seem to be really busy this week -- things just keep happening every hour (that's a good thing) that I almos ... Read on »
Taking action by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful that I got to learn more about a really cool young woman yesterday when she shared her alcoholic story with us. She is a freque ... Read on »
Read this advert! by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful that yesterday, Syd wrote about choices and balance. In recovery, these are the things that I strive for. The choices seem to com ... Read on »
A very old advert by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful for step 6, step 6 and step 6 that once I became entirely willing to stop drinking, it happened (and not a minute before ... Read on »
Back to the present ......... by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful for awareness of my own self-will when it runs riot (yes, Ethel, that still happens) for the speakers I was able to host ... Read on »
A well planned retirement by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism *From The London Times:* Outside England 's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant ... Read on »
Did they really say that? by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I received this in an email. I doubt it's legitimate, but I still think it's kind of funny. I hope it's not legitimate! The following are all replies that Detroit w ... Read on »
Time does matter by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful for many birthday greetings yesterday -- somehow, I've now managed to live for over 57 years for Step 5 - "Admitted to G ... Read on »
31754 by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful that I seem to have developed a really good defense against taking that first drink. I believe this is the single most import ... Read on »
Rule #62 by Dave Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful for sponsees who are hungry to move forward (but not too fast) that I get to choose the direction of my life, but I don't ... Read on »