Thoughts Today 9/30/06

The brain is hot from some previous insignificant encounter. I continue to think of thing I could have said. This is a problem with all, however we alcoholics/manic depressives hang onto this faulty spiritual malady. The answer lies with St. Francis, it is better to comfort than to be comforted, It is better to understand than be understood. While these bits and pieces can be described as throwing a bucket of water upon a forest fire, it is better than feeding this diseased brain with, “what ifs”

The most difficult problem with alcoholism and manic depression is that fact must be kept in the forefront of my mind.
Author: harold

E-mail From a Member

To the editor:
Public school obsession with teaching abstinence is absurdly
unrealistic! Risk is an inherent principle involved in nearly all
personal and financial decisions. Parents for Poker curriculum teaches
kids how to calculate those risks and make better decisions. It?s no
better for sex and drugs. Long-term abstinence is practiced widely only
by clerics and zealots ? both religious and secular. Only Christian
Scientists even make feeble attempts to live drug-free.
Schools should be teaching kids how to develop strong healthy
personal relationships leading up to sex. They should also be teaching
kids where to find reliable information about what drugs can ? and even
more importantly can?t ? do for or to people. They should also be
promoting a serious endorphin addiction in the form of a lifetime
commitment to a vigorous fitness regimen. Such regimens are the surest
inoculation to addictions and the debilitating drug dependencies that
afflict over a third of our elderly. While those topics are thoroughly
discussed in texts such as The Original Drug Manual for Kids, these
curriculums are made mostly unavailable to public schools by the
educational establishment.
I am pleasantly surprised that Parents for Poker is available ? even
in a very limited manner. Kudos to parents that support truth-based
education! Abstinence based education has resulted in the world?s most
lucrative markets for gambling, pornography and drugs ? both legal and
illegal. I?m sure Dobson and company feel proud of those accomplishments.
JT Barrie
Philomath, OR

Author: harold