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From the Grass Roots (by C. C. A.)
WHILE PERUSING MY COPY of the October Grapevine I found it necessary and interesting to read over several times "From AA's Scrapbooks: 1941." I was...
Read the Directions (by N.C.)
ON a recent day while puttering around home on one of my do-it-yourself projects the phrase "read the directions" came to mind. A reminder of the...
A Life to Win (by Marion M.)
WE CAN FIND our own way with the help of God. An alcoholic is lost--then through AA, its members, the program and the Twelve Steps--he is found,...
Words Ideas & Action (by L. G. H.)
ONE of the most frequently heard expressions at a meeting closed or open--is "I admitted. . .but I guess I never accepted" the fact of alcoholism....
Williame's Story (by Ralph)
DEAR FRIENDS, At first glance I thought my assignment was a very simple one, to talk about AA in Fiji, and I set to work with a will. . . After...
One Man's Opinion (by George)
WE who have accepted fully Step One know just what we are--alcoholics. We face a fact which for most of us is the most important in our lives. By...
February All Over Again (by A.C.H.)
WAKING up in a clinic for alcoholics on Valentine's Day is somewhat ironic, especially if a person deludes himself into thinking a woman was partly...
My Friend Howard (by D. H. W.)
I FEEL impelled to write a few words about an AA friend of mine. I won't scuttle his anonymity--I'll just call him Howard. For Howard drinking was...
Alcoholism and I (by Anon.)
"I AM an alcoholic." This is a statement that I have found extremely hard to accept ever since becoming interested in the Alcoholics Anonymous...
Diogenes Never Attended an AA Meeting (by G. P. H.)
RECENTLY, I was called upon to be a substitute chairman at a meeting where most of those present had heard my story a short time before. I decided...