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P. O. Box 1980 (by S. C. H.)
If we follow the AA program and its way of life, we don't have any trouble with drinking. The two things just don't go together. Lately I have come...
The Untouchable Pigeon Fancier (by B. T.)
ONE great thing that has come into my life since AA is race cars. I drive as a hobby, and I love it. About a year ago I got to race at one of the...
P. O. Box 1980 (by R. O.)
In 1952 I returned to the states from Korea as a "buck private" after almost twenty-five years service. I was commissioned (1st It.) during the war,...
A Selfish Program? (by F. R.)
HOW many times have we heard this expression and perhaps wondered how anything selfish can be good for us? How can we acquire humility, gain...
Carrying the Message (by M. M. P.)
The other night I got to thinking about resentments, and the way they can upset my whole applecart. There are periods when everybody says the wrong...
Carrying the Message (by M. M. P.)
The other night I got to thinking about resentments, and the way they can upset my whole applecart. There are periods when everybody says the wrong...
Thank God for Despair (by Dr. Earle M.)
IT is amazing and a little depressing to see so many of our members drive themselves like madmen for perfect peace of mind and absolute serenity....
Thank God for Despair (by Dr. Earle M.)
IT is amazing and a little depressing to see so many of our members drive themselves like madmen for perfect peace of mind and absolute serenity....
Amends (by Dr. Hal S.)
A LITTLE rigorous honesty will reveal to any alcoholic that he "roared like a tornado through the lives of other people." But when you start making a...
Carrying the Message (by J. B.)
Last week I was working with a drunk who had been on a fifteen-day binge. For four evenings running I talked with him. There was a bottle under his...