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"Get out of God's way and let Him work in your life."
My URL: http://www.addictiontribe.com/jjrocksarizona

JOB: Self employed
SMOKE: Sometimes
SOBER SINCE: 7/11/89
RELIGION: Christian
ORIENTATION: Straight
DATING STATUS: Hopelessly in love
MEMBER SINCE: May 26, 2009
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GENDER: Male
LOCATION: Colorado, United States
AGE: 60
VIEWS: 1143
STAR SIGN: Virgo
LAST LOGIN: 08.28.15




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was a doper from 1967 to 1989, my drug of choice was any, more and yours. i did not share mine because i was like most a selfish stingy doper and always had better stuff than you could ever find. most of the drugs i used they don't even make any more. i have 4 children. john is 37 and lives with his wife kimberly and my grandkids, tyler, mystree and jaysdon in nebraska. shauna is 26 and lives in Alaska.. nick is 25 and is in prison in Alaska . I am on my 3rd and last marriage. Cheryl and i met on a dating site called udate.com the day after 9/11. she has been by my side through hell and back. i picked up my first guitar in late 1967 and have never put it down since. i have played in so many rock bands toured alaska, canada, the pacific northwest. i still own 6 of them. i play my acoustic/electric 12 string the most. i have been very active in my recovery. don't let yourself get complacent or think you know everything because if and when you do i will be there to hand you a welcome chip.I have gone through 22 surgeries in the past 24 years.with 6 years clean i became an insulin dependant diabetic. i guess that was God's way of showing me his sense of humor. 25 years ago i would have killed for one syringe and now i have 600 under the sink and can't get loaded. is that f@cked up or what? 8 years ago i had upper cervical surgery where they fused discs c-2 and c-3 and then plated disc's c-4 and c-5. 6 years ago in january of 2007 i had a major heart attack and had to be flown to Las Vegas for a triple by pass. in January of 2008 i had a minor heart attack and had to have one of the by passes repaired. this January i had to have an angioplasty to blow plaque out of another vein in my heart. December 13th 2010, i had another heart attack and two days later another angiogram. i have the disease of bi-polarism and have for the past 30 years, i served two terms in Viet Nam and also suffer from PTSD. i attended my first 12 step meeting at 17 and did not make it back for 17 years. i got clean at the age of 34 and in sept. i turned a gratefuly clean 58. . so believe me when i say That recovery is a journey not a destination and use the rest stops God provides along the way.i am on Facebook as JJ DeTemple........We recently got a major gift from God when Cheryl took a job in Oahu , Hawaii and i now play the guitar all day and play beach bum, go to meetings, have already spoke in Hawaii 4 times. Got a couple of sponsees and they are newcomers but really want what i have to offer.....NA Big Hugs, JJ


Spending time with my wife cheryl, playing the guitar for over 46 years. retired radio announcer after 35 years on the air waves in Alaska, Oregon, Montana and Arizona. I now own a mobile DJ service. I also very much enjoy working with my sponsees and watching them grow in Recovery. God has given us today enjoy it for the gift it is.And it is a "gift" you do not have to give back. it's yours to keep for life....

judge mental people. people who drive and talk on their cell phones . people who say they are Recovered. i want to know if they are Recovered then why in the heck are they going to meetings for? maybe they could tell us their secret and we can become recovered too. please don't ever think your recovered. if you do trying not going to a meeting for 6months and then check your mental state and then tell me how great you feel. it's the 12 step program of your choice but there is no easier softer way.



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From: frpmd
February 3, 2015, 8:45 pm
JJ:
Sorry to have taken so long to respond. I'm glad to hear you chose Colorado. I lived in Denver for almost a year and I loved it there, especially Boulder, where I used to often visit.
As far as publishers go, I'm dirt poor at this point in my life, and perhaps this is as good as it gets, but that would be fine by me. I, myself didn't use a publisher. I self-published through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, which you can also use. If truth be told, the publishing industry has gone through such a windfall of chaos, that I seriously doubt it will survive in any recognizable way, which I choose to view as a positive development. If an author has a flair for marketing, and their material is good, he or she can make quite a bit more than an "unknown" author would going the traditional route. Just go onto Kindle Direct Publishing's website and simply follow their step by step instructions, and you really shouldn't have any problems at all. I'm still learning about marketing; since I'm quite new to social media, I'm at somewhat of a disadvantage, but since I've learned to be patient, in the end I'm sure it will all work out in the end.
Keep writing....like everything, it just takes practice....the link to my book's page is: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NOYEA1Y but if you give me an Email address, I'll send you a copy for free. Or, I'll let you know when I'm scheduling another give-a-way.....

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From: frpmd
October 27, 2014, 2:03 pm
JJ:
I'm glad to hear you and your family are fine and well. Yes, I've heard that Hawaii can be quite, quite expensive. I never actually been there, except for a stop-over on my way to Samoa, but I've got friends and family who've said that the cost of living is exorbitant. If it's "Tropics" you're after, Samoa I beautiful, and very, very cheap. But unless you work in the medical field, there are very few jobs there.
If you're interested, my book, DIRTY WHITE BOY will be having a 1 (one) day free give-a-way from midnight, Oct.31st, to midnight, Nov. 1st, on Amazon's Kindle Store. Why don't you pick-up a copy if you'd like? And, please let others in Recovery know about the free-day, if you could. Perhaps it may help someone out there.
I've lived in Denver, but only for about 8-9 months, but I truly loved it there. The mentality of the people is great; they're open and friendly, and like most everyone.
Congratulations on your 25 years! When you think about it, that's really quite an astonishing feat! One you should be very proud of.....Good luck with your up-coming relocation.....Think about writing your story.....the Publishing Industry has opened up quite a bit in recent years, and publishing and self-publishing is easier than you might think. Again, if you could spread the word about the give-a-way, I appreciate it....Oh, have you decided on whether you and your family are going to Texas or Colorado? Well, whichever place I certain you'll have had some heavenly guidance......Hang in there.....Frank.

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From: frpmd
October 20, 2014, 4:29 pm
JJ:
Hope you're doing well. Did you and your family manage to work out whatever was forcing you to leave Hawaii? I definitely hope so. I know just from your comments and entries that you really loved it there.
I've finally got my book, "DIRTY WHITE BOY" online, at Kindle Select. I decided to try an initial 90-day stint on KDP Select, just to see how it goes. It also allows me to set up a total of 5 days when I can allow my book to "bought" for FREE! can't beat that price ....not even with a stick!

I just had a few day give-a-way, but I'll let you know when the next one will take place if you'd like. It's about my life and my lifelong battle with Addiction, so I like these give-a-ways so lots of folks, if they choose, can read it. Perhaps it can help someone else....that's all I can hope for.

I'll check back soon; hope things are settling for you and you have been able to remain in the place you love.....Frank.

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From: frpmd
September 24, 2014, 7:44 am
JJ:
I first want to apologize for not getting back to you. I've been embroiled with publishing my book, DIRTY WHITE BOY, and regretfully, I have been quite remiss in regards to answering communications in a timely fashion. I shall try to avoid this type of selfish behavior in the future.
I don't know the nature or the extent of whatever may be forcing you and your family to leave Hawaii, but whatever it is, I certainly hope that it is, "working itself out", favorably. I truly wish there is/was something I could do to help.
For at least the next 90 days, my book will be offered on Kindle Select exclusively; after that I shall try and make it available to addiction sites at a very affordable price. If you would like, I can send you a synopsis and/or a preview. (Actually, if you navigate to the Kindle site you can access the "Look Inside" option and read the first two or more chapters)
Again, I hope things work out for you and your family......talk soon,

Frank.

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From: frpmd
February 1, 2014, 7:33 am
JJ:

Just crusin' through the site and noticed that you haven't logged on in, what is for you, quite a while.....I hope you're alright. Diabetics tend to live somewhat.....abbreviated lives.....I certainly hope yours' is not one of those.....Any, all my best to you.....fruhlpmd.

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