From the April 2013 magazine.

April 2013: Battery Powered

Meetings give him the spark he needs so he can stay connected

A need for connection with my God must be the reason that I often ended up in a bar full of people when drinking, even though I’m basically a loner. I was searching for something that I didn’t have. I am certain now that what I was searching for was a connection with my creator, and I could feel that spark we each have when around others, even though I felt different. We humans seem to have a herd instinct. I do need to feel part of something, and drinking allowed me to do that when nothing else did. Of course, the booze later turned on me and started creating many problems in my...

-- Frank C.

Montague, California