One day at a time

I went into AA on June 28, 1980, which means that, as of today, I have lived one day at a time without a drink exactly 13,000 times.

My goal in sobriety remains slow, steady progress.  Had I only walked the length of one football field each day for 13,000 days, I would have arrived 739 miles from where I started. Not an earth-shaking distance but certainly far, far from where I was when I first crawled into AA.

I’ll (not) drink to that.

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Everyone must believe in something.
I believe I’ll have another drink.

Trump supporters

Interesting article from Politico:

trump01Donald Trump 2016: The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter

I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated?

You’d be wrong.In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump—and it’s not race, income or education levels: It’s authoritarianism.

Source: Donald Trump 2016: The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter – POLITICO Magazine

A little scary if true. The generally perceived need for an authoritarian leader is likely what swept Adolf Hitler into office in the 1930’s.

On the other hand, isn’t authoritarianism one of the traits generally associated with a strong leader?