DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Monday, September 21, 2009

WRONG-WAY MARATHON


THE HOUND OF HEAVEN

I'm considering posting--from time to time, beginning of my blog here, and completing it on The Second Road (TSR).  I recently met the TSR  Peeps in Virginia.  The mission is clearly not one of exclusivity  but of inclusiveness, beckoning ALL who seek recovery from addiction to join, and learn from one another--each other. Although many alcoholics are frequent participants on TSR, there is no pretense that this takes the place of AA meetings, or my AA program. Check it out--or not, we are free to BE.  To enjoy complete access, joining is harmless and easy!

My Marathon


All over the blog world I read about Peeps training for this or that marathon, and then, well....doing it.  Running. Competing. Loving it.

Yesterday I read "Junky's Wife" blog HI GOD, about being reintroduced to God, from Whom she had been running. In the final sentences she wrote a phrase:  "...even though I ran from you for so long." 

This reminded me of the "Hound of Heaven" a 182-line poem by Francis Thompson, something which I slept through in St Xavier High School, but remembered years later.  The opening words are SO me:


Read more at TSR (The Second Road)

19 comments:

John DeFlumeri Jr said...

Steve, I read Hound of heaven! It was magnificent, thanks for directing me to it!

Sincerely, John DeFlumeri Jr

Cindy said...

Do it! I like TSR...it's just a click...easy and harmless! Hugs.

Carol said...

Junky's Wife was one of the first blogs that I followed but then she went to TSR and I couldn't find her. What is the draw to TSR, more anonymity?

garden-variety drunk said...

I haven't really been over to that site but I'll check it out. Thanks for the heads up

Syd said...

I like the idea of posting my blog and then going over to TSR to post another. For some reason, I find the split postings tedious.

Steve E. said...

Syd, thanks. I think you are right, next time I'll just put up two different blogs.

Most Peeps do not like change...and I am ONE of them!

Just Be Real said...

Hey, Stevie, thank you for the links. Will check out. Blessings my man!

Scott said...

I am doing a 5K Saturday, my first ever. More importantly, I am walking it lol. I am not in the best shape, overweight but I am giving it a go... I have to do something to get myself together. I promised myself I would do this.

Rahcovery Miles said...

Thanks Steve--it's nice when people find something new.

Carol--I'm not sure why you can't find Junky's Wife. She stopped writing her own blog by her choice. She now posts under The Junky's Wife at TSR. http://www.thesecondroad.org/tsr/author/junkyswife/

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

God movement is addictive once you are introduced to the Spirit!

:)

Just don't have enough time in the day or space in the world for all this LOVE!

Overflowing Joy continues to pour forth!

Margie said...

Thank you as always for the inspiration, Steve!
Hound of Heaven, that poem made me all weepy!
It's incredible!

Blessings to you!

Margie:)

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Great post, amazing poem...than you Steve...

I am not sure about the blog posting situation but read it here and then went to TSR..that works!

G

Dulce said...

Hey I am here!! always to write and feel inspired by peeps like you. Lovely (girl word) post
:) :) :)

G-Man said...

Amazing the stuff that you remember
high school eh?
Or as they called it in your day..
County Normal...hehehehe

linda said...

i shall follow your link...wanted to drop in and say hello and happy fall!
xo

Anonymous said...

[url=http://hopresovees.net/][img]http://bariossetos.net/img-add/euro2.jpg[/img][/url]
[b]software store pictures, [url=http://bariossetos.net/]time office software[/url]
[url=http://bariossetos.net/][/url] windows vista drivers money software canada
wholesale adobe photoshop cs2 for mac [url=http://hopresovees.net/]college student software discounts[/url] ms academic software
[url=http://vonmertoes.net/]buy dreamweaver cs3 for[/url] free adobe photoshop cs4 user guide download
[url=http://hopresovees.net/]macromedia software flash installer redirect[/url] is there photoshop cs4 for mac
winzip 12 registration code [url=http://bariossetos.net/]academic coredraw software information[/b]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://vonmertoes.net/][img]http://vonmertoes.net/img-add/euro2.jpg[/img][/url]
[b]order softwares, [url=http://bariossetos.net/]adobe photoshop cs3 extended[/url]
[url=http://vonmertoes.net/][/url] use oem software how to buy software
buying a software company [url=http://hopresovees.net/]buying microsoft software[/url] buy student software
[url=http://vonmertoes.net/]softwares prices[/url] 12 Pro
[url=http://hopresovees.net/]internet store software[/url] adobe photoshop cs3 key gen
macromedia flash animation software [url=http://hopresovees.net/]free adobe photoshop cs3 serial number[/b]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://bariossetos.net/][img]http://hopresovees.net/img-add/euro2.jpg[/img][/url]
[b]price for software, [url=http://bariossetos.net/]purchase of computer software[/url]
[url=http://hopresovees.net/][/url] buy microsoft server software ms office 2003 professional
shop software vista [url=http://bariossetos.net/]software purchase price[/url] selling your software
[url=http://hopresovees.net/]free macromedia flash 8 software[/url] adobe buy macromedia
[url=http://vonmertoes.net/]access software purchase[/url] free macromedia software
buy software [url=http://bariossetos.net/]cheap oem software downloads[/b]

Anonymous said...

Playing bingo needs more than luck or skills and techniques, contrary to what most believe. Bingo, just like any game of chance, comes with rules and regulations that players should observe. Being a player comes with responsibilities and etiquette.

Winning the Game

The moment you figured out you won, you must immediately yell BINGO, and it should be loud enough for the floor walker to hear. The pot money shall be given to the winner once their winning card is confirmed. Well, in winning or once you know you just won, the most important thing is that you shout the winning word BEFORE the time elapses. If the game proceeds and the next number is mentioned and you failed to shout "Bingo", your winning card is disqualified. Therefore, this is the rule you must know.

There may be cases when there are two winners, and in this case the pot money shall be divided equally among the winners. Supposing there are two winning cards, the two winners will share half the prize money.

Bingo Game Rules

Bingo rules are basically the same no matter in which Online Bingo hall you play. But still it's good if you know these rules by heart. If it is your first try, then ask for handouts and inquire from pros regarding the game rules. Nonetheless, the ideal thing to do if you have questions is to ask the floor walker and not the person seated beside you. You should clarify things and doubts before the game starts because asking too many questions as the game proceeds could well distract you. This guideline also applies to those who are newcomers at casinos, those who play roulette for the first time.

Bingo halls demand an age limit of 18 years old. If you are below this age, you are prohibited to play. Some bingo houses ban alcohol inside, so players aren't supposed to take liquor nor drink it inside the venue. Smoking may also be restricted inside the venue, as there are designated smoking sections.

Take note that some Bingo houses don't allow food but some do, so it basically depends on the venue. Policies vary among different venues. For instance, some bingo halls allow reservation of cards, while others don't allow it. Some allow people to leave the venue in the middle of the game, others forbid it. But there are general policies observed in all bingo houses, such as disqualification of tampered bingo cards. There is no way you can get away with a tampered card because the walkers are adept at identifying authentic cards from tampered ones. You could be banned from a bingo establishment if proven liable of tampering a card. Hence, you should play honestly.

Interestingly, some venues offer special bingo games for kids although some halls don't allow players to have companions while playing. Suppose you bring kids with you, don't let them run around the venue and bother other gamers. They should behave well whilst you play and the game proceeds. Play quietly and don't recite the numbers you desperately want to come off because you'll be much of a disturbance if you do. Decorous playing is expectant of all players, even those who play roulette at casinos. Also, having a valid identification is important because you don't know you might win and need to present credentials.

More Online Bingo Info at Bingo Snooper Visit Now http://www.bingosnooper.com