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Bored With AA? (by P. O.)
I RAN INTO Jack at a meeting this morning. He was sixty days sober after a four-year drunk, prior to which he had been sober for one and one-half...
Sobriety Cum Laude (by G.S.)
I RECENTLY attended another "best AA meeting ever." This one was truly special. Some months ago, I received an invitation to the twentieth reunion of...
Don't Tell Us What to Do! (by W. H.)
ONE OF MY lifelong hostilities used to be directed squarely at fraternal associations, societies, and all other kind of organizations. It seems to...
In Mysterious Ways (by R. G.)
AS A CHILD, I thought of God (much as the "Twelve and Twelve" mentions) as Santa Clans--if He didn't deliver, then He wasn't worth much to me. Mostly...
All Things to All People? No! (by D. B.)
IN RECENT years, the subject of the nonalcoholic addict has been discussed often and heatedly in AA. This concern for fellow human beings who suffer...
Falling Off the Cloud (by R. B.)
AFTER BEING dry in AA for three months, I was feeling good, residing on a pink cloud. Things at home were looking up. My work was of a higher quality...
Sponsors Pro Tem (by W. H.)
AT A GROUP-CONSCIENCE meeting, talk around the tables ranged over a variety of topics, but always seemed to drift back to two very pressing issues...
Let's Not Flaunt It! (by W. H.)
NOT TOO MANY years ago, there was an advertising slogan making the media rounds. It said "If you've got it, flaunt it." Another saying in vogue at...
God-given Willingness (by K. K.)
WHEN I SOBERED up, I was fifteen years old, and I thought I was definitely not old enough to be an alcoholic. My family had stepped in and made...
Sailing Through the Holidays (by K. D.)
MOST ALCOHOLICS love excitement. After we get sober in AA, we learn to make our lives adventurous. Boredom is one of the reasons an alcoholic...