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PO Box 1980 (by M. K.)
Just recently, my home group presented me with a token representing twenty years in AA. Sobriety, of course, comes first, but the deeper values that...
Steps Toward Good Relationships (by K. O.)
AS I DID with "a few" other character defects I've nurtured through the years in sobriety, I protected this one by regarding it as a virtue. But time...
How Can I Be Responsible? (by F. D.)
IN THE MAIN room of the club for AAs where I sobered up was a podium. On the front of it hung a framed quotation: "When anyone, anywhere, reaches out...
Adventure In Africa (by A. S.)
I WAS WALKING along the Niger River in Bamako, the capital of Mali, not far from the Sahara, when I noticed a black African sitting on the ground...
We've Made a Decision--Don't Confuse Us With the Facts! (by D. L.)
I HATE SPEAKERS who begin their talks with a definition, because I feel I must be an idiot if they have to define a word for me. However, the Random...
Anatomy of a Newcomers Meeting (by J. R.)
I WAS IN MY "back to basics" mode, looking for something to do at a local level. (This is a phase I go through periodically, when I've been up to my...
A Moving Experience (by J. R.)
A TREMBLING voice from a sweat-drenched beard told the group how five years of sobriety had ended after a move to our town. The meetings were...
Spiritual Honesty (by W. H.)
AS A RECOVERING member of Alcoholics Anonymous and an agnostic, I would like to present a few thoughts on our Fellowship from an agnostic viewpoint....
Much More Than Musical Chairs (by J. P.)
DURING EIGHTEEN YEARS of sobriety, I have never heard a single person speak against the principle of rotation. I think we all realize it is a vital...
Acceptance Is a Two-way Street (by P. J.)
THE FIFTIETH anniversary of AA in 1985 is a time for sharing and for gratitude. For gay people in AA, and for AA as a whole, it can also be a time...