Today I have been sober for 89 days.
Today I have been distracted and preoccupied with some distressing news from Bangkok.
My alcoholic friend Dave, the one who by all accounts has had more lives than the average cat, has lapsed, and is in a very bad way.
I have spent most of the day in telephone conversations with his ex wife, his friends in Australia and elsewhere, his doctor, some of my AA friends in various parts of the world, Dave himself briefly, and finally his brother in the UK.
I have serious doubts whether Dave will recover from this this latest descent into madness, and this may well be the beginning of the end.
I will report more tomorrow on the background to this and how I plan to handle the situation.