Depression

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Those Depressions--Make Them Work for Good! (by M.N.)
MOST of us have them, I guess, those depressions that attack us without warning and apparently without adequate cause. I am sure that they are not...
Crayons Are My Hobby (by E.C.L.)
THIS morning I got a thrill from these words in a Christmas thank-you letter from a friend: "You s-m-a-r-t thing! I love my barn. How did you find...
Dealing With the Dilemma (by A. T.)
STARTING with the June 1949 issue of The A. A. Grapevine, there have been several articles dealing with the dilemma of certain AA members who have...
. . .Follow Through. . .
RIGHT in our own 12 Steps is a tremendous One-Two Punch! Maybe it would be more accurate to call it the Four-Ten Punch! For I'm referring to the 4th...
Boredom Ambushes the Unwary (by J. F.)
PAGING Solomon with all his wisdom! What makes some of us take that first drink? We can get as many answers to that perennial question as there are...
The Little Doctor Who Loved Drunks
A DRUNK is lying on a bed in a hospital, and a doctor is sitting beside the bed. The drunk is talking earnestly to the doctor. ". . .a wave of...
Case History
HE CAME into the dingy little bar on the stroke of ten. He always came here, he reflected, to round out the day; it had been his alcoholic pattern...
Case History
WHEN a big man swoops into a room, you notice him. When this big man spouts a new idea every minute, you can't miss him. That's Tom. Tom is full of...
Short Takes
Remember there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.
For Christmas. . .Some AA history. . .
BETWEEN noon of Wednesday, December 24th, 1952 and midnight of Thursday, January 1st, 1953, some 120,000 members of AA will have seen their dreams of...