Author: Area Chairman

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The Warm Up

Ever been to a Chicago Bull’s game when Michael Jordan played?  They have a warm up period before the game when the team goes out and shoots baskets.  So why in the world would...

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Something New Something Different

Had a chance to read one of Al-Anon’s newer books, “Many Voices, One Journey?”  It is the story of Al-Anon, and how it has changed since its beginning some sixty-five years ago.  Without change,...

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It’s a Symphony!

My guess is that most Al-Anons don’t regularly listen to symphonies, but I’m sure you have all heard the last part of Beethoven’s Ninth symphony (Ode to Joy) – it has been used in...

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Al-Anon’s Least Read Book

So I’ve “pitched” some books recently [Reaching for Personal Freedom,(a work book), and Many Voices, One Journey]. I see these and other Al-Anon books on my group’s literature table, and members pick them up...

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Thoughts on Investing

When I think about my personal finances, I think about having: enough money on hand to pay on-going bills; some kind of a reserve fund for emergencies (often three to six months monthly expenses);...