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To Tell Or Not to Tell? (by F. J. T.)
I DID not plan for the great exposé to occur on that day. It just sort of happened. I teach a course called human biology. There are 100 students in...
More Life All the Time (by M. T.)
WHEN I was drinking, I said I would keep it up until I was too broke to buy more. I did. When I quit I was broke. It took a lot of hard work and a...
My Name Is Bertha. . . (by B. D.)
MY NAME is Bertha. I am an Afro-American alcoholic. I don't know when I became an alcoholic, but I do believe I became one because I drank too much...
Carrying the Message (by R. H.)
Just a year before I came here, there was a friend of mine in our group, another young fellow like me, who killed himself accidentally while in a...
Once Over Lightly
HEARD AT MEETINGS DEPT.: From Dallas comes word of the near perfect squelch for long-winded speakers. A crusty old-timer listened wearily to several...
Now I Want Myself (by F. H.)
I WRITE as a hobby, not as a vocation. However, I feel it only fitting that I pay respect in writing to AA, which has given me the wonderful life I...
Carrying the Message (by R. B.)
I have just read in the July issue of the Grapevine one of the most entertaining and, more important, enlightening articles of the Grapevine since...
Once Over Lightly
STRANGE ADVENTURES DEPT.: Most of us have managed to get into some pretty bizarre happenings, like coming out of a blackout in the back of a garbage...
Carrying the Message (by DONNA S.)
I just finished reading my January Grapevine, and the two stories "Is There a Generation Gap?" and "Soon I'll Be Sixteen" really got to me. I took my...
Two Addictions (by B. B.)
THREE YEARS before I found my way to AA, I stopped drinking through fear and willpower, because I had run into a whole peck of troubles brought on by...