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A death in the family (by MARTHA S.)
Most of us who are regular members of an AA group feel ourselves to be a part of a community cemented together by common desperation--to paraphrase...
No matter what (by ERIC J.)
A lady, sober for many years, spoke at a local AA meeting and said, "I came here to get well, not to get good. AA is not a self-improvement program...
Don't sugarcoat it (by JODY Y.)
OH, the power, the joy, the awesomeness of 45 women in one room saying the Lord's Prayer at the end of what turned out to be a gratitude meeting....
Don't forget the cookies (by BRIAN K.)
I WOULD like to share about an incredible journey I completed last year. Several years ago, I'd noticed some changes to my home group meeting and to...
Virtually real (by JIM F.)
I am active in online AA as well as in face-to-face meetings. I can find a lot of interesting thinking online, but there's much more of a sense of...
The longhouse (by FRAN D.F.)
Today is the potluck to celebrate all the AA birthdays for the month. We have a big cake and tons of food and really great fellowship. There is no...
Where everybody knows my name (by JILL M.)
I GREW up watching a lot of TV sitcoms, and recall "All in the Family," where Archie Bunker sat for hours in his chair saying, "Shut up, Edith, and...
Exit to utopia (by KARINA S.)
I got sober five years ago in fiery Tucson. I am writing now because it may be time for me to consider flying from my home nest. It wasn't exactly my...
A meeting of their own (by JILL AND JOHN T.)
MY husband and I moved to a nearby suburb of San Francisco in 2002. After getting sober and spending many years in San Francisco, we both had gotten...
Broken--down chorus (by GLORIA G.)
OK, guys, I've just got to share with you a wonderful thing that happened while my daddy was in the hospital.