Tag Archives: AA

Absolute morality of my husband:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I have a secret. I don’t want to have a secret but my husband, although a completely reasonable man in all other respects, is adamant in his stance towards alcohol- he is a recovering alcoholic who … Continue reading

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Alcoholism is not a disease:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My dad is an alcoholic, sober for 23 years now. His sister was also an alcoholic, still drinking; I realize that it is something that runs in the family. I can’t say that I have a … Continue reading

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To be significant one must first embrace their insignificance:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I read the book, The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, and one scene in particular sticks in my mind. Two men are flying in a plane high over the earth, looking down and musing that … Continue reading

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The first step

Dear Dr. Brilliant cliché,  Here’s a problem I have with the twelve step program, and I’d like your opinion. Why must I declare powerlessness? I am an alcoholic. I have been trying my whole life not to be powerless toward … Continue reading

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