Chainlink Fences

On a scenic overlook, she was reminded of another night years before

I had a flashback driving home from the gym the other day. Where eastbound Clinton Keith Road ends, a nob of a dirt road begins. At the top of hill, the expanse of the Murrieta Valley is photo-worthy. The private lots are guarded by sections of barbed wire or sturdy chain fencing. I was in such a... Read more


The April Issue of Grapevine Is Here!

This month's special section features stories from AA members with double digit sobriety

Once we get past early sobriety and begin to build busy, sober lives, some of us face new challenges. We prepare ourselves, the "Twelve and Twelve" says, "for the adventure of a new life." But then comes the "acid test" our co-founder, Bill W., writes about: "Can we stay sober, keep in emotional... Read more

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A New Kind of Love

In sobriety, she learned how to love herself and others

I'm sitting at the base of Greylock Mountain, in Atlanta, Idaho. It's very quiet and I have the gift of this opportunity to contemplate. Soon, I will have my three-year sobriety birthday. It doesn't sound like long, but it's not been easy for me. I am one who has had to work at it. It took lots of... Read more




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