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Editorial
WE don't know when those manufacturers of you-know-what will run out of "Men of Distinction" for their handsome advertisements, but if they ever do...
Why Do It Tonight? (by R. L.)
IT was six months after I had come into AA and the honeymoon was over. In other words, I had begun to want something besides sobriety and my halo was...
Way Ahead of the Joneses (by E. P.)
WHY should we be in such desperate haste, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because...
Across the Editor's Desk
THE subject comes up every once in a while: AA ought to have a password. Came up while we were hammering this edition into shape. And out of the talk...
Willing Means Able, in AA (by The Eye-Opener)
NO one has ever resigned from alcoholism. But over a hundred thousand men and women have assigned themselves to sobriety through this simple program...
First Things First (by C. C. H.)
AN embryo pilot on his first cross-country solo flight is indoctrinated with a stepping-stone system of travel. He moves from one predetermined check...
. . .BE Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only, Deceiving Your Own Selves (by J. F.)
IT WAS THE LEGENDARY FINAL STRAW (added weight) that broke the camel's back. The same thing can happen to us, alcoholically, if we allow ourselves to...
. . .Be Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only, Deceiving Your Own Selves (by J. F.)
IT WAS THE LEGENDARY FINAL STRAW (added weight) that broke the camel's back. The same thing can happen to us, alcoholically, if we allow ourselves to...
. . .BE Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only, Deceiving Your Own Selves (by J. F.)
IT WAS THE LEGENDARY FINAL STRAW (added weight) that broke the camel's back. The same thing can happen to us, alcoholically, if we allow ourselves to...
Bargain Basement (by Charlton D. P., via The Gateway)
ORIGINALLY a pharmacy provided one service only--the preparation and dispensing of drugs; nowadays, we can buy almost anything in the corner...