Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Daily Reflection – October 20

 Modified: October 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Is this part of the story of the beginning history of Narcotics Anonymous (NA)?

20
October

SOLACE FOR CONFUSION

Obviously, the dilemma of the wanderer from faith is that of profound confusion. He thinks himself lost to the comfort of any conviction at all. He cannot attain in even a small degree the assurance of the believer, the agnostic, or the atheist. He is the bewildered one.

— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 28

The concept of God was one that I struggled with during my early years of sobriety. The images that came to me, conjured from my past, were heavy with fear, rejection and condemnation. Then I heard my friend Ed’s image of a Higher Power: As a boy he had been allowed a litter of puppies, providedthat he assume responsibility for their care. Each morning he would find the unavoidable “byproducts”of the puppies on the kitchen floor. Despite frustration, Ed said he couldn’t get angry because “that’s the nature of puppies.” Ed felt that God viewed our defects and shortcomings with a similar understanding and warmth. I’ve often found solace from my personal confusion in Ed’s calming concept of God.

Daily Reflections literature source: aa.org/pages/en_US/daily-reflection  (the link opens in a new tab).

You can find more about Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) at aa.org  (the link opens in a new tab).

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History and Sexualities

 Modified: October 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm

History and sexualities.
Source: open.spotify.com/episode/7pnZEdToLbmNFf6wJD8W6p?si=wnFgEYO_RBa8ec8X92cnGw  (the link opens in a new tab).

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Facebook Federal Student Aid Snippet of a Budgeting Article for 2019 Needs and Wants

 Modified: October 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Source: facebook.com/182616238486183/posts/2517310461683404  (the link opens in a new tab).

More information for post-secondary students on student loans can be found at studentloans.gov  (the link opens in a new tab).

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The Language of This Criminal Sentence Sounds So Outdated and Nonmodern

 Modified: October 19, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Wow! Did you hear the sentence of punishment quoted for that criminal in modern language? Speechless. It sounds so nonmodern. 😳

#amlistening #wow

Source: open.spotify.com/episode/1tcYLy2ILoRoDddvR56Kxy?si=2Fowh9AdR1anCn28xz0hVw  (the link opens in a new tab).

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Hilarious Lestat Repost from Tumblr on Lestat from The Vampire Chronicles Literary Series

 Modified: October 19, 2019 at 12:38 pm

 

https://kylecblanchard.tumblr.com/post/188446521791


Source: kylecblanchard.tumblr.com/post/188446521791  (the link opens in a new tab).

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October 25-27, 2019, Annual Slaughter Games, VII

 Modified: October 20, 2019 at 3:16 pm

Play Vampires: The Darkside on Facebook  (the link opens in a new tab).

Vampires: The Darkside on Facebook  (the link opens in a new tab). Contact Vampires: The Darkside on Facebook Support  (the link opens in a new tab).


Source of event rules and lore: kwaaigames.com/Scream/SlaughterGames_VII.html  (the link opens in a new tab).

Contact VDS support  (the link opens in a new tab).

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On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 1:26 pm

The other day when I was on my Friedrich Nietzsche kick and did the Google search for “where does the ‘God is dead’ quote by Nietzsche come from,” I had emailed a fellow member of the academic community and asked for some of his recommendations of readings by Nietzsche. I am referring to my post on September 30, 2019, titled “Friedrich Nietzsche and his ‘God is dead’ Quote.”

My academic advisor replied that a few of his suggested reads by Nietzsche are On the Genealogy of Morals and Thus Spake Zarathustra  (the link opens in a new tab). I figured Nietzsche would be a great academic add to my collection of books, so I ordered On the Genealogy of Morals through Amazon. It has since arrived. It turned out to be a stroke of luck that the paperback edition I ordered actually contained two works: On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo  (the link opens in a new tab), which you can find through Amazon.

On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche through Amazon  (the link opens in a new tab).

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YouTube Video – Song of the Day – Get Up by Shinedown

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 12:38 pm

Here is the song of the day, received from a friend. It is the YouTube video by Shinedown of “Get Up (Official Video)  (the link opens in a new tab).

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The Thirst Series by Christopher Pike and The Fallen Series by Thomas E. Sniegoski

 Modified: October 20, 2019 at 5:35 pm

I found some new vampire literature to read.

I got a recommendation from a friend to read the Thirst series by Christopher Pike  (the link to the Simon & Schuster page opens in a new tab). You can find him on Facebook at Christopher Pike’s Facebook page  (the link opens in a new tab). I just ordered it, and I will see how I like the paperback novel Thirst, no. 1:Human urges, Fatal Consequences  (the link opens in a new tab) after I am done with reading it. There is a Wikipedia article on the Thirst, formerly The Last Vampire, series  (the link opens in a new tab).

As thanks for the recommendation of a series to read, I suggested to that friend a series for him to read that I liked. The Fallen at sniegoski.com/fallen  (the link opens in a new tab) by Thomas E. Sniegoski at www.sniegoski.com  (the link opens in a new tab). The book series can be found through the Thomas E. Sniegoski page on Amazon  (the link opens in a new tab).

A Teacher/Student Two-way Street Quote by Dorinda Grandbois via The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) on Twitter

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 12:47 pm

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)  (the link opens in a new tab) had a tweet that shows the two-way street of the service of teaching and the role of the student.

Source URL: twitter.com/NCTE_CCCC/status/1180616662434930689?s=09  (the link opens in a new tab)

 

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