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The Practikal Polonius Or AA Principles Discovered In the Words of the Bard (by T. E.)
I HAVE JUST returned from a wonderful meeting. The topic was that quotation from Shakespeare that so many of us carry around with us on anniversary...
PO Box 1980 (by K. M.)
It is amazing to me that we get what we need when we need it in AA. So many times I have almost been at the point of despair when I've gone to a...
Ham on Wry
DID I REALLY HEAR THAT? Canines at meetings? One reader relates a recent misreading of "How It Works"--". . .at some of these we barked." Perhaps it'...
I Want the Whole Pie (by R. L.)
Why work with half a program? Recently, the attitude that the Twelve Steps are the entire program seems to be more and more prevalent, and the Twelve...
Ham on Wry
A TENTH STEP: Several readers have pointed out (and we had already discovered, but too late to correct before press time) that a March trivia...
Promptly Admitted (by C. L.)
I use the Tenth Step for revising, amending, and becoming. Unlike the Fourth Step, which was basically retrospective, the Tenth Step is progressive--...
No-help" Help (by V. M.)
I was six weeks new in the Fellowship when I first experienced "no-help" help, AA style. This is what I call help directed to my needs instead of to...
Unwanted Guests (by Bert M.)
For some reason, I gave little thought to Step Ten in my sometimes painful journey toward emotional sobriety. Perhaps it was because not many AA...
A Day Without Regrets (by Bernice M.)
Until someone suggested I write an article about Step Ten, I had not been aware that this is not really one of my favorite Steps. For one thing, it's...
Ham on Wry
And, finally, from Cathy H. of Helena, Montana, we have this version of the Tenth Step: "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong...