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The Language Of The Heart

On the road to Akron

On the road to Akron

Foto by Mutt

Last Thursday I rode up to Akron for Founders Day… the 83rd anniversary of AA. To be in a crowd where the language of the heart is spoken by all… is rare indeed. I so look forward to this trip every year.

The Four Absolutes

The Four Absolutes

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

My and two of my good buddies at Annie and Dr. Bob's gravesite in Mt. Peace Cemetary

My and two of my good buddies at Annie and Dr. Bob's gravesite in Mt. Peace Cemetary

Photographer Anonyous

The ride up was flawless… the weather perfect!

Guess how many steps to Dr. Bob's House?

Guess how many steps to Dr. Bob's House?

Foto by Jorma Kaukonen

Then it was time for a trip to Henrietta Seiberling’s Gate House.

I can't walk through these doors without getting emotional

I can't walk through these doors without getting emotional

Foto by Mutt

The weather turned Saturday night and lightning storms cut the Big Meeting short… rain started pouring and didn’t let up until I was almost 60 miles south of Akron. It’s only water right… and the spend a weekend where the language of the heart is spoken by all… is worth any storm I have to go through.

Back to the my world here at the Fur Peace Ranch and a gig on Tuesday in Columbus at Natalie’s. Well, Worthington actually.

Life is good!

  1. Tom Fabry
    June 10th, 2018 at 19:47 | #1

    Seiberling said, “Well, we’re not out to please the alcoholics. They have been pleasing themselves all these years. We are out to please God. And if you don’t talk about what God does and your faith, and your guidance, then might as well be the Rotary Club or something like that. Because God is your only source of Power.”

    Thank God for AA and all its spinoffs. I was once a visitor at an open meeting. I was trying to help a heroin addict meet some solid support and get a sponsor. He is still alive. Some of those guys I heard speak and watch could be leading men into battle, and they are leading men into and through a battle. They could also be leading our nation or leading a band.

    We all need support. Mercy – a divine barrier against the evil of the world.

    Honesty
    Purity
    Unselfishness
    Love

  2. Joey Hudoklin
    June 10th, 2018 at 23:01 | #2

    Most excellent.
    Another day to live.

  3. mikie
    June 12th, 2018 at 08:54 | #3

    I’m certain that the Good Doctor’s work saved the life of my eldest son, a life already altered by mental disorders. There’s no words to express gratitude for that I just treasure the ability to marvel at how his work did the same for so many others. m

  4. June 12th, 2018 at 13:33 | #4

    Although we didn’t get a chance to shake your hand this year, it always warms my heart to see you there. Thanks for showing up to celebrate with us! (We got married 18 years ago on Founders Day, so we’ll never forget to be grateful for this life that we share.)

  5. June 16th, 2018 at 18:09 | #5

    Hope is always always there