Thursday, January 27, 2011
Recently, I have been interviewing some of the real “longtimers” of the Twelve-Step programs, and have found their stories (true stories!) stranger than fiction. The one I am planning to post first belongs to 94-year-old Ruth, but it is too long to publish in a single blog. Therefore, I am proposing to serialize it in three installments and to publish them all in a row. This posting is just to prepare the way for these occasional GOD CAN! serialized columns, and to encourage using the COMMENTS feature to ignite conversations about Twelve-Step Recovery.
If you get antsy at any point and want me to e-mail you the full manuscript, please just let me know by clicking on the COMMENT feature or e-mailing me directly. I do have both Facebook and Twitter pages, so that’s another way to contact me. In the meantime, I am posting this PURPLE image in Ruth’s honor because, somewhere along the line, I was taught that purple is for very special people and that it has to be earned. Ruth’s favorite color is purple and I have a feeling that, after reading her story, you’re going to agree that she has earned the right to wear it.