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Meditations of a Drunk on Criticism of Others (by Pat C.)
"I am an alcoholic and my life has become unmanageable."
We Begin to Wonder (by Anonymous)
AS we go along in our A.A. life, as the months, the years of sobriety and contentment accumulate behind us, we sometimes begin to wonder if there is...
Thoughts for the Newcomer-- (by P.S.H.)
LET us analyze some of our alcoholic characteristics. Among them is fear, and fear eats out the heart, warps the mind, and destroys the body. It is a...
Miracle on 34th Street
THERE was a recent movie by that title in which some wondrous things took place. It was a Hollywood version of a "spiritual experience" in which not...
The Arena (by J.A.D.)
WHEN I read, "This Could Be Your Group," by H.S., my instinctive reaction was, "Oh! Oh! Somebody's ego's hurt," and "Somebody's feeling sorry for...
The Pay Off Is Good (by H.G.)
SINCE time began man has expected a whole lot out of this world failing in most cases to put anything in himself; it's only human I guess to feel...
I Went to Scoff (by Anonymous)
A LITTLE over two years ago, I attended my first AA meeting. I went in the belief that it might insure my husband's interest and continued sobriety....
Our Own Opinions (by B. K. M.)
WE know now that an wholehearted acceptance of the AA way of life will sooner or later bring us peace--provided we are willing to work harder at it...
The Biggest Aspidistra in the Horoscope
AT income-taxing time, the season of testing how big a lie they'll stand for, I discover again that the anticipated net in the frittering of the...
Honest, Open-minded, Willing (by Anonymous)
HIGH on the list of AA's blessings is the life-giving privilege of learning the deeply personal rewards of trying to be honest, open-minded and...