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Once Over Lightly
SPEAKING OF BOOZE: An amusing incident emerged at a meeting of our home group the other night. The discussion was on those twelve nasty questions, to...
We Care (by B. I.)
I WALKED INTO a medium-sized AA meeting, in a room where I had never been before. There was a sign over the podium, "We Care," and it warmed my heart...
Super Meeting (by J. G.)
FOR THIS alcoholic, the first AA International Convention was like the first AA meeting, approached with a mixture of curiosity and foreboding. I'm...
Sobriety Comes Wrapped in 365 Separate Packages (by J. B.)
A GREAT MANY years of my life were spent working in factories. On the last day of work before Christmas, it was traditional to indulge in some...
PO Box 1980 (by J. K.)
G. D.'s letter set me to thinking. We AAs are all united by our alcoholism, but there is still a lot of room for diversity in our Fellowship. Some of...
A Higher Power I Don't Understand (by B. J.)
THE ONLY PART of the AA program in which I can claim expert status is in postponing the Third Step. For several years, I wouldn't even talk about the...
Reclaiming the Wreckage (by D. O.)
WHAT A RELIEF it was to come into AA and to discover that my life seemed useless and wasted largely because of an alcoholic attitude. It had led me...
Belonging (by W. H.)
THE WOMAN who had invited me to lunch with some AA members, in the summer of 1960, introduced me as a newcomer. The others greeted me and went back...
PO Box 1980 (by N. L.)
I flew home from Christmas vacation on a New Year's Eve flight, and all passengers were "well on their way." The couple next to me persisted in...
The Gentle Art of Being a Friend (by R. R.)
ONE OF THE most dismaying things I heard when I started coming to AA meetings was that I would have to center my life in AA, make my friends there,...