Some time ago I started another blog on Catholic sobriety entitled Trudging Paulcoholic’s Road. It was to be the flip side of Sober Catholic. Whereas Sober Catholic was about how the Catholic Faith and her spirituality can help you maintain your sobriety, TPR was to be how I used the Faith. It was to be a more personal blog, more like the kind of blogs that people in recovery are more familiar with.
Not much came of it aside from the occasional post. That should change as I am going to revivify the blog. What I am going to do is flip through my copies of AA’s “Big Book” and “12 & 12 ” and blog about all the passages that I highlighted as I read them. For the uninitiated, the “Big Book” is the clever name given to the “basic text” of Alcoholic’s Anonymous. The “12 & 12” is the text, “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions”, written by AA co-founder Bill Wilson back in the 1950’s. It is a collection of essays on the 12 Steps that people either love or hate, along with the governing Traditions of AA. I won’t write about the Traditions all that much.
In addition, there are scores of notes that I scribbled in every available blank space, notes about what people shared in meetings that seemed important at the time. When I spot a highlighted passage or note that seems bloggable, I’ll “Catholicize” it, in keeping with the spirit of my recovery writings being Catholic in nature.
Here’s hoping it goes well! (It’s also another attempt at finding a method by which I can figure on blogging every day.)Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)"The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"