Author Archives: Steven Scherling

Billiette Calling! Born Free!

AA FROM THE WOMAN’s SIDE Born Free! by Billiette S. July 1974    When I say, “I am glad I am an alcoholic”, some people look at me as if I have rocks in my head.  I am not ashamed … Continue reading

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Billiette Calling! Giving Thanks

AA FROM THE WOMAN’S SIDE Giving Thanks by Billiette S. November 1973    ‘Tis the season of Thanksgiving and it brings to mind that coming into AA is like entering through the small end of a cornucopia – a horn … Continue reading

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Can there be a ‘force’ for good?

I re-watched Christopher Hitchens’ epic opening statement at the Intelligence Squared debate in 2009, is the Catholic Church a Force for Good in the world? which may be viewed in its entirety at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZRcY… Today, if we consider … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin – September 2015

Vladimir Putin Interviewed by Charlie Rose – 60 Minutes – September 2015 Among the topics discussed: 00:00 – 05:48 – Russia’s Presence in Syria 05:48 – 09:21 – Putin’s Philosophy on Sovereign Democracy 09:21 – 19:39 – Putin’s Image and … Continue reading

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The Art of War

3/22/2022 7:30 AM Morning Page.  There is news that Putin may be considering the use of gas and chemical weapons! Can we imagine what this is going to look like when the actions Putin is considering are taken? He will … Continue reading

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The Mathematics to Somewhere in Time – Dreaming

3/12/2022 1:53 AM Morning Page.  My dream just now was having an experience with several others, me insisting that the responsibility be evaluated precisely since I felt my contribution had been less than the others. I was working on the … Continue reading

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

3/11/2022 5:28 AM I suppose many arm-chair-psychoanalysts, which I admit I think I am, are pondering over their Russian coffee, the psychology of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  I have not gone in search of these dudes but did stumble onto, … Continue reading

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Good Morning Ukraine “Fortunate Son”

US is moving F-35 Fighter Jets to NATO.  Good Morning Ukraine “Fortunate Son”. Neutral Switzerland buys dozens of US F-35 fighter jets at $400B per fighter jet (2016) (02:27) https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/europe/switzerland-f-35-fighters-intl-hnk/index.html Good Morning Ukraine “Fortunate Son” Talking Heads – Burning Down the … Continue reading

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Billiette Calling! The Christmas Spirit

The Christmas Spirit by Billiette S. December 1969   Christmas is a joyous time – a time of love – a time of giving to those we love – a time when we think and long for those distant but not … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin Manic Monday

2/28/2022 7:49 AM Morning Page.  Monday Monday by The Bangles [https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SsmVgoXDq2w] starts our day.  I heard the other day that listening to music while one writes has a motivating impact on what and how one writes.  As I am listening, … Continue reading

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