Happy Birthday to Daave! I am so glad he lived through all the adventures of his life and is now a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous, and he doesn't smoke either! I am also grateful that we get to be bloggers together out here in the blogosphere - he makes it a better place for sure.
"Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. LIfe will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead. Thus we find the fellowship, and so will you." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 152