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PO Box 1980 (by R. D.)
Not very long ago, I "favored" the Grapevine with what I considered a penetrating little piece of insight. I wrote of being one of the in-betweens, a...
Should (by C. J.)
THE TOPIC of the meeting that day was the Fifth Step. When I was called upon by the secretary and described my feelings and ideas, my remarks were...
It Takes Practice to Be Human (by M. B.)
DURING MY drinking days, it seemed that I was either a god or a devil--but never human. I was either so grandly above everyone else that they were...
PO Box 1980 (by J. G.)
A word to the member from Elmhurst, N.Y., who asked, "Where Is the Welcome Mat?" (December 1977 Grapevine). . . I had seven years of sobriety in AA...
Every Day We Are Beginners (by E. S.)
IN THE BEGINNING, as I lived each sober day, merely being free of the physical consequences of drinking was ample reward. The difference was so stark...
PO Box 1980 (by J. W.)
I was both shocked and angered at the poor taste of the ethnic joke on page 19 in the February Grapevine. In some way, the Grapevine represents me--...
The Light of Reason (by F. C.)
AS FAR BACK as I could remember, I could never be myself. I didn't know who I really was: My family roots are African, Cherokee Indian, German, and...
Meetings. . .
AROUND THE TABLES of late, it has been forcefully brought to my attention that I am not this Fellowship's head troubleshooter, leader, expert, judge...
Self-pity
AROUND THE TABLES, long ago, I noted that the veterans who were happy in their sobriety rarely fixed a discussion group's attention on their problems...
Excuses
AROUND THE TABLES, I have changed in many ways--but in some areas, it is only a matter of degree. I know from all the sharing of other AAs that there...