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Aug 24th, 2020 at 1:54:13 pm

tcr! · Aug 24, 2020 at 1:54 pm

One of my biggest prayers in life is…

I’m trying here, god.

πŸ™ #lettherebehope

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Momma J Momma J · Aug 24, 2020 at 1:59 pm

Everything OK?

tcr! tcr! · Aug 24, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Yeah. I just screwed up something at work, and now I’m fixing it with the hope that I don’t screw it up again 😊

Momma J Momma J · Aug 24, 2020 at 2:08 pm

β€οΈπŸ™

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AA Grapevine September 2020 issue

tcr! · Aug 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm

This is pretty cool! My first with anything ever in the AA Grapevine…

AA Grapevine September 2020 1 AA Grapevine September 2020 2 AA Grapevine September 2020 3

They didn’t even change much other than the title. 😎 Pages 57-60 if you’re interested.

← Previously#photos #alcoholism #writtenword #lettherebehope

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JJania · Aug 21, 2020 at 5:55 pm

Very cool.

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thewattsolak · Aug 21, 2020 at 6:12 pm

Nice!!

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battersons · Aug 21, 2020 at 6:31 pm

Good for you. You are a very talented writer.

tcr! tcr! · Aug 21, 2020 at 7:26 pm

Thank you!!

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keamoose keamoose · Aug 21, 2020 at 6:37 pm

Well done!

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Aug 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm

Awesome!

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Kelly K · Aug 21, 2020 at 7:41 pm

Congratulations! So cool!

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tism tism · Aug 21, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Yes!!

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pynn · Aug 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm

congrats!!

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franh franh · Aug 21, 2020 at 8:13 pm

Very nice

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prokop · Aug 21, 2020 at 9:00 pm

So cool. Way to go.

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whittaker7221 · Aug 21, 2020 at 9:12 pm

So cool! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ’―

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cormanang · Aug 21, 2020 at 9:14 pm

I’m proud of you. You never cease to amaze!

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chrisrich · Aug 21, 2020 at 9:24 pm

So cool

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threecrates threecrates · Aug 21, 2020 at 10:20 pm

Super rad! Will have to check this out when I get back in town! ❀️

tcr! tcr! · Aug 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm

you can order single issues from their website, too! 😘

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 21, 2020 at 10:35 pm

DAMN! 😎

tcr! tcr! · Aug 22, 2020 at 11:57 am

Damn I am.

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LAW · Aug 22, 2020 at 8:50 am

Way to go!

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domo vitek · Aug 22, 2020 at 12:47 pm

That’s really awesome!

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Momma J Momma J · Aug 22, 2020 at 3:07 pm

Outstanding!! You got to live it to get it

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Ryan Waters · Aug 24, 2020 at 8:08 am

Wow

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angeline35 angeline35 · Aug 24, 2020 at 4:56 pm

Congratulations!!!

tcr! tcr! · Aug 25, 2020 at 8:31 am

Thank you!

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Dill blooming yellow

tcr! · Jul 9, 2020 at 8:16 am

Dill blooming yellow

Often times taking our hands off of things and letting the cosmic theater run its play is the better course. Sure we all want to hold onto things so we can feel safe and in control, but holding on can squeeze the soul out of the performance.

And routinely I’m reminded that my ideas aren’t always the best ones. As much as I’d like to think I’m all that and a bag of chips I’m really not. When I just sit down in my chair there’ll be cheering and clapping and tears, and of course flowers at the end.

We all want to feel okay. But I think the real feeling of “okay” comes from just letting go.οΏΌ

#photos #flowers #lettherebehope

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k.morris · Jul 9, 2020 at 12:04 pm

Impressive..i like how u c the beauty in things

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prokop · Jul 9, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Thanks for sharing this.

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Kelly K · Jul 10, 2020 at 1:01 am

I like this.

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Me back in 1992

tcr! · Jul 6, 2020 at 9:01 pm

Me back in 1992, two months-ish sober at 19. I was alcohol-free for ten years on that run.

Me back in 1992

But apparently smoking was allowed everywhere…πŸ€” Also, my younger brother, Lance top left.

#photos #lettherebehope

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k.morris · Jul 6, 2020 at 11:32 pm

Wow..memories

tcr! tcr! · Jul 7, 2020 at 7:36 am

I still can’t get over the cigarette pack and matches in both photos

k.morris · Jul 7, 2020 at 10:51 am

Ya u look wayyy to young tob smokin

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JJania · Jul 7, 2020 at 10:12 am

It’s the hair.

tcr! tcr! · Jul 7, 2020 at 12:26 pm

I miss that hair

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Grapevine Copyright Agreement Form

tcr! · Jun 19, 2020 at 7:57 pm

It only took almost 2 and a half years but the AA Grapevine finally accepted my written submission! πŸŽ‰

Grapevine Copyright Agreement Form

Here’s the piece I submitted: Alarm clock crazy, no thanks.

#alcoholism #writtenword #lettherebehope

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Momma J Momma J · Jun 19, 2020 at 8:26 pm

Awesome! Congrats!

BoJack Horseman Hooray

tcr! tcr! · Jun 19, 2020 at 9:12 pm

Thanks!!

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thewattsolak · Jun 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm

Can’t wait to read it!!

tcr! tcr! · Jun 19, 2020 at 9:13 pm

Me, too! πŸ˜‰

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JJ · Jun 19, 2020 at 10:32 pm

How super cool! Congratulations 🎈

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jenkins_arts · Jun 20, 2020 at 6:08 am

Great news! Write On!

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JJania · Jun 20, 2020 at 7:33 am

Keep coming back

Old man clapping

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Kris HB · Jun 20, 2020 at 11:35 am

Whoo hoo turtle

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glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Jun 20, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Congratulations!

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Susan VK · Jun 20, 2020 at 7:07 pm

Congratulations! This is the beginning of a whole new route for you! 🎈🎈🎈

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Ryan Waters · Jun 21, 2020 at 4:32 pm

Now that’s an accomplishment

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cormanang · Jun 21, 2020 at 7:45 pm

You are amazing!

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Toilet paper back on the shelves

tcr! · May 31, 2020 at 4:22 pm

I’m glad that people quit acting like toilet paper was a national emergency … 🚨🧻🚨

Toilet paper back on the shelves

← Previously, Previously#photos #lettherebehope #toiletpaper

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Kelly K · May 31, 2020 at 8:36 pm

You could almost say, “Order is restored in our country” (laced in sarcasm and πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„)

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Irene · May 31, 2020 at 9:06 pm

Where’s the northern?

tcr! tcr! · Jun 1, 2020 at 8:19 am

Charmin was responsible for the shortage in the first place. They had warehouses full all along.

Irene · Jun 1, 2020 at 8:23 am

Don’t squeeze it

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less than exotic and more than toxic

tcr! · Apr 30, 2020 at 1:12 pm

I was talking with Jimi the other night and I realized something again: I don’t have anything to feel bad about. Because the good news that comes with walking a straight narrow path is that I go about my day feeling good, like I’m headed in the right direction.

No secrets to keep. No regrets to wrestle. No guilt to produce. If you’ve done any of that you’ll know what I’m talking about. You know what I mean when I say that, “I’m worried that particular somebody will find out about what I’ve done.” Or whatever.

I ain’t got none of that. And I’d have to think hard for the last time I did.

Yeah, I got a whole other book of sad stories of drunken stupors and less than exotic and more than toxic secrets. Where I was worried somebody’s husband was going to find out or that my ex-wife would learn the truth. But I won’t because those stories are no longer relevant. I tried in earnest to clean up those mistakes as best I could.

My point being is that I walk with my chin up in the here-and-now. Because that’s the kind of life we’re all supposed to live.

Well, I could tell you the story of when I was 19-ish and drunk and disorderly and pissed on a girl’s couch because I was mad at her. But I guess I don’t feel bad about that.

Rubber Horse Mask

🐴 #photos #lettherebehope

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Momma J Momma J · Apr 30, 2020 at 1:14 pm

You RocK

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JJ · Apr 30, 2020 at 4:19 pm

Yes! This is what I’m talking about!
Jimi’s the man.

tcr! tcr! · Apr 30, 2020 at 7:46 pm

I think so, too!

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Kelly K · Apr 30, 2020 at 11:26 pm

Is Jimi the horse head? πŸ€”
Also beautifully written sentiment.

tcr! tcr! · May 1, 2020 at 7:44 am

The horse head is the life left behind 😊

Kelly K · May 1, 2020 at 6:05 pm

That concerns me, but I’ll go with it.

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Irene · May 1, 2020 at 9:58 am

Glad you’re where you’re at and have been for a long time!! ❀️

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lisa8 · May 2, 2020 at 4:06 am

I dont like the horse head…naturally…but I get it man. Well done!! ❀️

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Keep going!!

tcr! · Apr 6, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Keep going

I left a note for all the people walking on the sidewalkπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

#photos #lettherebehope

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Kelly K · Apr 6, 2020 at 7:45 pm

Nice!

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marney0160 marney0160 · Apr 7, 2020 at 6:47 pm

Big thumbs up

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Mar 11th, 2020 at 5:00:19 pm

tcr! · Mar 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm

We got plenty of toilet paper at Super Target here in St. Charles, Illinois.

plenty of toilet paper

🧻 #photos #lettherebehope #toiletpaper

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Inwardly summiting a spiritual Mt Everest

tcr! · Dec 29, 2019 at 5:04 pm

Audio (MP3): 20191229 - Inwardly summiting a spiritual Mt Everest

Poinsettia in the sun

Seeking equality, fairness, the greater good…that does something remarkable for me. It breaks my selfish bubble. It makes me a whole human being. It gives me freedom.

But wait, there’s more. So much more. Seeking balance and harmony for all…brings me out of my despair. It brings light to my darkness. It brings healing to my pain. It lifts me up and out of feeling down and blue, up to the level of okay I was looking for much of my life. And being okay inside and out is the remarkable place I was talking about earlier.

When I make life not all about my pleasure or my suffering, oh wow is it good. It’s elevation.

Like inwardly summiting a spiritual Mt Everest and bringing everyone else up top to share the view.

You probably already knew all of that but it took me almost a lifetime to figure out.

#photos #goteam 😊 #lettherebehope #diariespodcast

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Momma J Momma J · Dec 29, 2019 at 5:56 pm

I’m glad you got there!

tcr! tcr! · Dec 30, 2019 at 5:18 pm

As am I!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 29, 2019 at 7:14 pm

😎

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 29, 2019 at 7:15 pm

I wanted to put the praying hands thing people use but my standard issue is better/closer to how I feel.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 30, 2019 at 5:18 pm

It’s a good standard issue

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marney0160 marney0160 · Dec 30, 2019 at 4:39 pm

Words I needed to read today. Ty πŸ’–

tcr! tcr! · Dec 30, 2019 at 5:18 pm

You are most welcome!

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chrisrich · Dec 31, 2019 at 5:51 am

Wonderful words!

tcr! tcr! · Jan 4, 2020 at 10:02 am

Thank you!

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Uncle Timmy · Jan 4, 2020 at 10:08 am

Dont ever stop writing your thoughts.
Hits home every time!

tcr! tcr! · Jan 4, 2020 at 10:15 am

Thanks man! I haven’t felt much like writing these past few months but positive words like yours pump up my motivation.

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πŸŽ™ Listen now β†’