Step Ten

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Steps to Awareness (by T. J.)
BEFORE I CAME into AA, I answered to about ten different nicknames. I had as many names as I had roles and masks. But I had no identity. I was...
PO Box 1980 (by D. J.)
I was hurt and appalled to see a cartoon in the July Grapevine portraying women who are working for equal rights as hostile drunks. I know many women...
Confessions of a Man on a Pink Could (by Anonymous)
CONTINUING to take personal inventory can be revealing and often shocking. Recently, a situation arose that forced me to sit down and have a look at...
A Painful Resentment (by B. G.)
THERE IT WAS--that sharp stab of pain in the gut, coming harder now, faster than before. I could time them, one about every ninety seconds. The pains...
PO Box 1980 (by M. B.)
Dear Grapevine: Thanks for going to all the trouble of explaining the problems with subscriptions--glad mine has been dug out of some place in that...
Why Step Ten? (by D. R.)
AROUND THE TABLES at Step discussions, I used to wonder, "Why Step Ten?" After I'd cleaned up my act and gone in for righteous living, what use was...
The Ever-present Now (by S. M.)
SEVERAL YEARS ago, a Grapevine article caused quite a stir inside me when I saw it. It was titled "The Priceless Present Moment." I immediately...
An Ounce of Prevention (by J. S.)
FOR A LONG time in my AA program, I took the one Step that should have put me into the now of things and made another restitution Step out of it. For...
My Four Freedoms (by M. D.)
I CAME INTO AA by the back door for sure. One of my doctoral students joined AA, and his sponsor told him that he had better get me sober so he...
PO Box 1980 (by R. O.)
"A Slug from the Jug of Patience'' (February Grapevine) included an item about saving Fourth Step inventories. I was once of that persuasion, but...