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grif -
Location
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Birthday
September 17
Bio
One of my favorite places to go is about 12 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean...in my little 20 ft. skiff. The clear water is a deep emerald color and the sunlight bounces around and shimmers randomly. I meet survivor sea turtles, bow-riding dolphin, silent sharks, giant rays rocketing out of the sea and backflipping, schools of porgies, sea robins, slashing blues and Spanish mackerel, the occasional whale, and stray birds. I love the quiet and solitude and vastness. I am a way too veteran educator - special education teacher, high school principal, college professor and some other fun waystops. A political junkie, a cowboy in a previous life, a lover of synchronicity in daily life...meditation and prayer, and a believer that the best days are still ahead. My plan is to finish strong. ************************************ I love following politics and current events, but they all take second place to watching a hockey game. I write occasional Op-Ed pieces - usually on educational issues. My two kids are the true loves of my life. ************************************

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NOVEMBER 29, 2008 1:33PM

I Married My Mother

I was five years old.  I had a three year-old brother, and one who was ten months old. My father was a young physician establishing an internal medicine practice on the east side of Detroit.  I would have had a four year-old sister, but she died when she was six months old. Read full post »

My name is George and I am an alcoholic.  My sobriety date is August 26, 2000.  I tell my story in hopes that it might be of some help to someone else.  This is one way of giving back the gift of grace that was bestowed on me.  I was taught… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 20, 2008 1:53PM

My Alcoholism Story - Lying No More

My name is George and I am an alcoholic.  My sobriety date is August 26, 2000.  I tell my story in hopes that it might be of some help to someone else.  This is one way of giving back the gift of grace that was bestowed on me.  I was taught/… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 16, 2008 12:37AM

My Alcoholism and the Movie "W"

I really had not wanted to see the movie "W" but went to it tonight with some friends.  I have had all I can take of W and the Bushes.   I found myself quickly tuned-in to W's drinking-like-an-alcoholic, his spiritual born-again moment, and then his life after that as an "untreate… Read full post »

February 1973:  I was traveling solo in my VW bus from Anchorage to the “lower 48.”  It had been an adventure in growing up a little.  Had a great job as a janitor in the hospital (Often being one of the few males in the building, it was not unusual to/… Read full post »